Arts / Antique & Vintage Books / The Husbandry of the Ancients. Volume 1 by Adam Dickson A.M. Adam Dickson A.M. Edinburgh, Printed for J Dickson, and W. Creech, Edinburgh; and G Robinson, and T Cadel, London, 1788, first edition: brown leather with gilt decoration to 6 paneledl spine: mottled endpapers: 527 pages. Synopsis: Volume one  of a two volume set by Adam Dickson, Minister of Whittingham, and acknowledged authority on  agriculture in Scotland.  Published posthumously by  his daughter in 1788, and dedicated to the Duke of Buccleuch, the volume contains an appreciation of  the author  by  his  daughter, an introduction and the following: chapters. Chapter 1. Of the Villa. Chapter 2. Of the persons employed in agriculture. Chapter 3. Of soil in general, and the qualities of good soil. Chapter 4. Of the different kinds of crops raised by the Romans, and their care in adapting them to the different soils. Chapter 5. Of the maxims of the ancients, and some general directions to the farmer in his operation. Chapter 6. Of schemes of management and the succession of crops. Chapter 7. Of the care of the Romans in manuring, and the particulars used for this purpose. Chapter 8. Of dung properly so called. Chapter 9. Of the management of dung hills.-. Chapter 10. Of the times and manner of laying on dung.  Chapter 11. Of vegetables sown for manure. Chapter 12. Of burning trees, twigs , stubble, etc. for manure.. Chapter 13. Of lime. Chapter 14. Of Marls. Chapter 15. Of draining. Chapter 16. Of drains. Chapter 17. Of the instruments used in agriculture. Chapter 18. Of the Plough. Chapter 19. Of the irpex,crates, rastrum, and farculum. Chapter 20. Of the bidens, ligo, pala, fecuris, dolabra,and marra. Chapter 21. Of ploughing in general. Chapter 22. Of fallowing. Chapter 23. Of the manner of managing fallow. Chapter 24. On the methods of sowing and the way of covering the seed. Condition: some wear to cover, with bumped corners, slight division to spine/ front cover edge: gilt to spine faded but discernible: title almost completely faded. Contents very clean and good: overall clean, firm and good. used books
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  • Book Title: The Husbandry of the Ancients. Volume 1
  • Author: Adam Dickson A.M.
  • ISBN: MWB00144444
  • Publisher: Edinburgh
  • Year Published: 1788
  • Our Normal Price: £440.00 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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  • Description: Edinburgh, Printed for J Dickson, and W. Creech, Edinburgh; and G Robinson, and T Cadel, London, 1788, first edition: brown leather with gilt decoration to 6 paneledl spine: mottled endpapers: 527 pages. Synopsis: Volume one of a two volume set by Adam Dickson, Minister of Whittingham, and acknowledged authority on agriculture in Scotland. Published posthumously by his daughter in 1788, and dedicated to the Duke of Buccleuch, the volume contains an appreciation of the author by his daughter, an introduction and the following: chapters. Chapter 1. Of the Villa. Chapter 2. Of the persons employed in agriculture. Chapter 3. Of soil in general, and the qualities of good soil. Chapter 4. Of the different kinds of crops raised by the Romans, and their care in adapting them to the different soils. Chapter 5. Of the maxims of the ancients, and some general directions to the farmer in his operation. Chapter 6. Of schemes of management and the succession of crops. Chapter 7. Of the care of the Romans in manuring, and the particulars used for this purpose. Chapter 8. Of dung properly so called. Chapter 9. Of the management of dung hills.-. Chapter 10. Of the times and manner of laying on dung. Chapter 11. Of vegetables sown for manure. Chapter 12. Of burning trees, twigs , stubble, etc. for manure.. Chapter 13. Of lime. Chapter 14. Of Marls. Chapter 15. Of draining. Chapter 16. Of drains. Chapter 17. Of the instruments used in agriculture. Chapter 18. Of the Plough. Chapter 19. Of the irpex,crates, rastrum, and farculum. Chapter 20. Of the bidens, ligo, pala, fecuris, dolabra,and marra. Chapter 21. Of ploughing in general. Chapter 22. Of fallowing. Chapter 23. Of the manner of managing fallow. Chapter 24. On the methods of sowing and the way of covering the seed. Condition: some wear to cover, with bumped corners, slight division to spine/ front cover edge: gilt to spine faded but discernible: title almost completely faded. Contents very clean and good: overall clean, firm and good.
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  • Binding: Hardback
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