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An Essay on the Practical History of Sheep in Spain, and of the Spanish Sheep in Saxony, Anhalt Dessau, &c.
Dublin: Printed by Graisberry & Campbell 1800 - 8vo, [iv],101,[4],104-221,[4],224-275,[4],278-284,[3],286-300pp., 9 plates, some light spotting throughout, half calf in a period style, five raised bands, spine tooled in blind and gold, red morocco label, marbled boards, a nice copy. The first English translation of this important study of the Merino sheep, originally published at Leipzig in 1785. Translated from the German by the Rev. Dr Lanigan, translator and later librarian to the Dublin Society, and published by their order in 1800. Pp.224-275 contain 'Extracts from instructions for shepherds, and for owners of flocks. By M. Daubenton' with its own titlepage but continuous pagination and register. Reproducing plates III-IX, XXI and XXII re-drawn from the original which was published at Paris in 1792. Pp.278-284 contain 'A plan for the introduction and establishment of the most advantageous establishment of mines in. Ireland. By Richard Kirwan, Esq.' with a drop-head title and continuous pagination and register. Pp.285-300 continues with 'Miscellaneous communications to the Society.' This final section is bound at the front of the book. Dingley, 601. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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