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A SIX WEEKS TOUR THROUGH THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. DESCRIBING, PARTICULARLY, I. THE PRESENT STATE OF AGRICULTURE AND MANUFACTURE. II. THE DIFFERENT METHODS OF CULTIVATING THE SOIL. ... THE STATE OF THE WORKING POOR IN THOSE COUNTIES, WHE
Dublin: Printed for J. Milliken, 1768.. [2],253,[1]pp. Small octavo. Modern three quarter calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt labels. Illustrations of farming implements. Text block intermittently tanned, with occasional marginal smudges, modest soiling and discolorations, several old stamps of a defunct mercantile library. An ordinary copy, now preserved in a satisfying binding. First Dublin edition of one of Young's earliest major works, published in the same year as the London edition. This is an edition of some rarity - ESTC locates only five copies: two at Trinity College, and three in the U.S., at Columbia, the Library Company and the Univ. of Kansas. Based on his extensive tours of the British Isles and Ireland, Young amassed a significant body of first hand information and statistics that did much to help raise the standards of agriculture. In 1793, he was appointed the first Secretary of the Board of Agriculture, the predecessor of the Royal Agricultural Society. The immediate relevance of Young's observations to Irish readers is self- evident, and in 1780 Young published similar observations based on his travels there. The London editions are appropriately recorded in Kress, Higgs, Amery/Fussell and Goldsmiths, but this edition is not. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 214. ESTC N23358.
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