Sketches on Rotations of Crops and other Rural Matters, Sammelband
Sketches on Rotations of Crops and other Rural Matters, Sammelband
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Sketches on Rotations of Crops and other Rural Matters, Sammelband

JOHN BEALE BORDLEY, 1796

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Sketches on Rotations of Crops and other Rural Matters, Sammelband
John Beale Bordley, 1796
[BORDLEY, John Beale (1727-1804)]. Sketches on Rotations of Crops and other Rural Matters. Philadelphia: Charles Cist, 1796. [Bound with:] PETERS, Richard (1744-1828). Agricultural Enquiries on Plaister of Paris. Philadelphia: Charles Cist, 1797. [And:] LOGAN, George (1753-1821). Fourteen Agricultural Experiments to Ascertain the Best Rotation of Crops: Addressed to the Philadelphia Agricultural Society. Philadelphia: Francis and Robert Bailey, 1797.

John Beale Bordley's own copy of a sammelband of works on the science of farming, including his work on crop rotation and the first substantial American work on fertilizer, interleaved with copious manuscript notes. Many of his notes are accomplished on blank leaves, offering updated commentary on numerous points in his own work as well as comments on the subsequent titles in the sammelband. Opposite the title page, Bordley transcribes the text of a favorable review in 1798 of his publication in the Medical Repository. On the front endpaper, he records that Sketches was republished in London in Communications to the Board of Agriculture in 1798 followed by a series of calculations of word and page counts. I) Evans 30103; Sabin 6415; II) Evans 32673; III) Evans 32382

Octavo (192 x 114mm). All three works interleaved with blank sheets for note-taking. Two wood-engraved diagrams in first work; second work with printed half-sheet errata notice. Modern calf to style. Provenance: John Beale Bordley (ownership signature on title).

[With:] [BORDLEY, John Beale ]. Autograph manuscript, n.p., n.d. 2 pp., 111 x 153mm. Notes on several crop rotation schemes. * Autograph manuscript, n.p., n.d. 1 p., 198 x 127mm. A table of units of measurement including length, volume and weight. * Autograph endorsement, [Philadelphia, May 1798]. 1 page 198 x 167mm. Accomplished on a manuscript document from the printer James Humphreys being an estimate, according to Bordley, "on my proposing to published Essays & Notes on Husbandry & Country Affairs." [Also With:] Manuscript note in an unknown hand, n.p., n.d. 1p. 49 x 180mm. An order "To buy & bring to Mr. Bordley, in the Country, 3 or 4 or 5 Cord of good Oak wood."

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