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1 COLUMELLA, Lucius Iunius Moderatus (c. 4-70); Johann Matthias GESNER (1691-1761). L. Junii Moderati Columellae De Re Rustica, Libri XII.
Mannhemii: Cura & Sumptibus Societatis literatae, 1781. 
Volume 2 [only]. Small 8vo. 440 pp. Small woodcut design on title and at end; first blank leaf with corner cropped. Original half gilt-stamped calf over boards, all edges red; rubbed. Bookplate of Hartford Seminary Foundation and early ink signature of Isaac H. Hall. Very good. “Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella, (born 1st century ad, Gades, Spain), Roman soldier and farmer who wrote extensively on agriculture and kindred subjects in the hope of arousing a love for farming and a simple life. He became in early life a tribune of the legion stationed in Syria, but neither an army career nor the law attracted him, and he took up farming in Italy.” – Britannica. First Edition. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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2 DANDOLO, Vicenzo, M. Le Comte (1758-1819). De L’art d’Élever les Vers-A-Soie, Pour obtenir constamment d’une quantité donnée de feuilles de mûrier la plus grande quantité possible de Cocons de premiére qualité, et de l’influence de cet art sur l’augmentation annuelle des richesses des Particuliers et des Nations ; Traduit de I’Italien par [François Philibert] Fontaneilles.
Paris: Tournachon - Molin et Seguin, 1819. 
8vo. (205 x 127 mm) xvi, 401, [3] pp. 2 folding tables, 2 folding plates. Occasional light foxing. Early quarter brown crushed morocco over green marbled boards, gilt-stamped rules and title on spine; corners bumped, some edge wear. Very good. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, augmented with many notes by Fontaneilles, of Dandolo’s Art of Rearing Silkworms, obtaining the greatest quantity of mulberry leaves, and the best number possible of premium quality cocoons. Dandolo, an Italian chemist and agriculturist, was made governor of Dalmatia by Napoleon and helped improve conditions in that country by draining the pestilential swamps and introducing improved methods of agriculture. BM Readex, Vol. 6, p. 915 (16th ed.); Bradley Ill, p.373. First Edition. 
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3 FUSSELL, G.E. More Old English Farming Books from Tull to the Board of Agriculture, 1731-1793.
London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, (1950). 
8vo. vii, 186 pp. 8 plates, indexes. Dark brown cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket edges worn with tears, else fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 FUSSELL, G.E. The Old English Farming Books from Fitzherbert to Tull, 1523-1730.
London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, (1947). 
8vo. 141 pp. 16 plates, indexes. Dark green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Near fine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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5 LAWES, Sir John Bennet (1814-1900), Joseph Henry GILBERT (1817-1901) & M. T. MASTERS. Agricultural, botanical, and chemical results of experiments on the mixed herbage of permanent meadow, conducted for more than twenty years in succession on the same land. Part II. - The botanical results.
Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Part IV, 1882. 
299 x 239 mm. 4to. [ii], 1181-1413, [1 blank] pp. Numerous tables (including 3 folding). Original printed wrappers; top cover LACKING. Ex library rubber stamps. Very good. John Bennet Lawes and Joseph Henry Gilbert collaborated for more than fifty years as they built the Lawes's estate of Rothamsted into a world-famous institution of agricultural chemistry. In 1834 Lawes inherited the manor and estate of Rothamsted after studying at Eton and Oxford without taking a degree. Lawes used what he learned from agricultural experiments to produce "super-phosphate" and other products by which he became quite rich. In 1889 Lawes put Rothamsted under the control of the Lawes Agricultural Trust, with an endowment of £100,000, so that its work would not cease with his death. 
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