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Economy of Agriculture. Being a Series of Compendious Essays on Different Branches of Farming. Lloyd, David

$175.00

Germantown, PA: P. R. Freas & Co, Printers, 1832. First printing. Hardcover. Fair. 12mo, full leather. [5], 4-118, [1], 120, [2]. Practical notes and tips on a wide variety of topics related to farming “for the accommodation of new-beginners in the business of farming, and others who seldom read large volumes.” Lloyd also wrote “The Gentleman’s Pocket-piece” (1845) and “Modern Miscellany” (1848). Previous owner’s inscription (contemporary) on front endpapers with the following charming threat: “Steal Not This Book, My Honest Friend / For Fear The Gallows Will Be Thy End / April 19 1835 / Enoch Kenderdine Morgans Book / My Hand And penn And With This I Will End For Fear I Might Wear Out My Hand And Penn”. The rear endpaper contains a warning in the same hand: “Look out for Igals” (presumably a surname). Unsophisticated copy: contents relatively clean with minor foxing and creasing, a few small corner tears not affecting text. Front board nearly completely detached, 1/2″ section of leather casing missing from rear board. Scarce. OCLC reports only six copies in library holdings.

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Economy of Agriculture. Being a Series of Compendious Essays on Different Branches of Farming. . Lloyd, David

Germantown, PA: P. R. Freas & Co, Printers, 1832. First printing. Hardcover. Fair. 12mo, full leather. [5], 4-118, [1], 120, [2]. Practical notes and tips on a wide variety of topics related to farming “for the accommodation of new-beginners in the business of farming, and others who seldom read large volumes.” Lloyd also wrote “The Gentleman’s Pocket-piece” (1845) and “Modern Miscellany” (1848). Previous owner’s inscription (contemporary) on front endpapers with the following charming threat: “Steal Not This Book, My Honest Friend / For Fear The Gallows Will Be Thy End / April 19 1835 / Enoch Kenderdine Morgans Book / My Hand And penn And With This I Will End For Fear I Might Wear Out My Hand And Penn”. The rear endpaper contains a warning in the same hand: “Look out for Igals” (presumably a surname). Unsophisticated copy: contents relatively clean with minor foxing and creasing, a few small corner tears not affecting text. Front board nearly completely detached, 1/2″ section of leather casing missing from rear board. Scarce. OCLC reports only six copies in library holdings. 175.00

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Condition

Fair

Date Published

1832

Publisher

P. R. Freas & Co, Printers

Place Published

Germantown, PA

Edition

First printing

Binding

Hardcover