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YOUNG, Arthur.

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  1. A Six Weeks Tour,

    A Six Weeks Tour,

    through the Southern Counties of England and Wales. Describing particularly, I. The present State of Agriculture and Manufactures. II. The different Methods of cultivating the Soil. III. The Success attending some late Experiments on various Grasses, &c. IV. The various Prices of Labour and Privisions. V. The State of the Working Poor in those Counties, wherein the Riots were most remarkable. With Descriptions and Models of such invented Implements of Husbandry as deserve to be generally known: interspersed with Accounts of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, and other Objects worthy of Notice. In several Letters to a Friend. By the Author of the Farmer’s Letters.
    First edition of Young's second book, following The Farmer's Letters to the People of England (also 1768). "Arthur Young, like Jethro Tull, was a great agricultural reformer whose influence reached far beyond his own country. England, however, with its increased acreage of cultivated land resulting from the enclosure system, and the consequent rise of great landowners and farmers in the eighteenth century, especially welcomed innovations in agricultural methods. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1768

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 109008

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  2. Hell Up to Date.

    Hell Up to Date.

    The reckless journey of R. Palasco Drant, newspaper correspondent, through the infernal regions, as reported by himself.
    First hardback edition of Young's first book. It was published simultaneously in wrappers, and was preceded by a deluxe, larger-format issue, in 1892, under the alternative title "Hades Up To Date". A comical update of Dante's Inferno written and illustrated by Art Young. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1893

    Published: Chicago

    Stock Code: 103616

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  3. The Autobiography, with Selections from his Correspondence.

    The Autobiography, with Selections from his Correspondence.

    Edited by M. Betham-Edwards.
    First edition of the autobiography of the great agricultural reformer, edited by Matilda Betham-Edwards (1836-1919) who "through her upbringing... coupled a deep understanding of farming with literary traditions from her mother's side" (ODNB). Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1898

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 97758

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