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for the Advancement of Agriculture and Manufactures.

Description: with 4 folding engraved plates, light offsetting of text onto plates, pp. [iv], 323, 12mo, contemporary sheep, worn at extremities and some scuffing to sides, lettering piece defective, still a good copy, contemporary blue printed book label inside front cover, the name, within a cartouche, erased, portion snipped from upper outer corner of front free endpaper, leaving however the place name Aberdeen, stamp of the Lawes Agricultural Library (= Rothamsted) inside both covers and on front free end-paper

Publication Details: Glasgow: Printed and Sold by Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1756

Notes: Rare Foulis reprint of the original Dublin edition of 1737-38 (collected issue), not in Perkins. The society was founded by members of the Dublin Philosophical Society, chiefly Thomas Prior, as the 'Dublin Society for improving Husbandry, Manufactures and other Useful Arts' in 1731, becoming the Royal Dublin Society (remaining so) in 1820. There are a handful of copies recorded by ESTC in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, Cornell only in the US. A pencil inscription on the front free end-paper speculatively attributes the volume to Bishop Berkeley: a nice idea, not entirely beyond the realms...more

Bibliography: (Gaskell 313; 2 ESTC entries, T134145 and T134146)

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1756

Stock Number: 63463

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