First Edition._x000b_4to, Engraved front. + 9 plates (1 folding), viii + 323 + lxiii pps. + 2 leaves (Index), some offset on title, contemporary full polished calf, unidentified earl’s crest in blind on both covers, front joint tender, a very good copy.
“This was the first serous attempt to apply chemistry to agriculture, and it remained a standard work until displaced by Justus von Liebig’s publications a generation later. The book is of interest because of its pioneering nature, and it went through a number of editions; but its value must be said to lie more in the impulse it gave toward the application of scientific methods in agriculture than in any of the theories advanced.” - DSB.
Author DAVY, Sir Humphrey (1778- 1829)
Publisher London: Printed by W. Bulmer for Longman... et. al. 1813
Offered by H M Fletcher