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Book Description

FIRST EDITION. Slim 8vo, pp. 84 + 7 b/w plates. Beige linen boards, spine lettered in green. Light wear and bruising to spine ends, small stain to head of spine, corners bumped. POI to ffep, occasional spots, else, clean and tidy, especially given the war economy paper. In the scarce original green- and orange-lettered dust jacket: tanned, small losses to front panel and spine ends, with associated closed tears, small stain to front panel.
Dealer Notes
With a foreword by L. F. Easterbrook. Maye E. Bruce was a Cotswolds-based gardener and founder member of the Soil Association in England, whose Quick-Return method is a simplified version of Rudolf Steiner’s Bio-dynamic method of compost-making. Requiring no turning, Bruce’s ‘herbal activator’ produces fertile and sweet-smelling compost after only four weeks, and is still in use today. In this slight volume, Bruce shares her knowledge and expertise with readers ‘in the hope of helping to give back life to the soil, and thus eventually of abolishing disease in plant, animal and man [sic].’ (p.20).
Author BRUCE, Maye E.
Date 1946
Publisher London: Faber and Faber Limited
Condition Good+/ good+

Price: £45.00

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