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DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis.

Ecole d'agriculture.

Paris, Estienne, 1759 Stock Code: 123197
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First edition of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise supporting the establishment of schools of agriculture, to promote the development of agricultural science and the enhancement of estate management. Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) became an amateur botanist in his youth, and used his inheritance of a large estate to establish a model farm, where he developed his agricultural theories. His writings on agriculture influenced numerous enlightenment and physiocratic figures, including Quesnay, whose entry on agriculture in the Encyclopédie in 1751 was heavily influenced by Duhamel du Monceau's work.
The book is scarce in any state of preservation - OCLC lists ten copies in institutions worldwide, with Library Hub adding a further four - and is especially so in the present unrestored wrappers.

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Description

Octavo (182 x 104 mm). Original plain paper wrappers, manuscript title to spine.

Condition

Contemporary ownership signature to title page, small ink price and acquisition notations to pastedowns. Faint soiling to covers, some occasional minor creasing and foxing, 4 cm closed tear to page 65. Overall a remarkably well-preserved copy in the fragile original wrappers.

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