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DARWIN, Erasmus.

Phytologia;...

Or the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening. With the theory of draining morasses, and with an improved construction of the drill plough.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Printed for J. Johnson, 1800

Stock Code: 120099

£1,250
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition of Darwin's major treatise on agriculture. Darwin's "intention was to systematise agricultural knowledge, informed by his conviction that plants were inferior animals, providing a theoretical framework that could sustain better agricultural and horticultural practices" (ODNB). In this work he provides "a confident overview of the prospects for improving agricultural production and an imaginative range of innovations, including methods for forwarding the production of seeds and their ripening, for perfecting and enlarging fruit, and for growing timber with appropriate flexibility for use in the shipbuilding industry" as well as proposing "what came to be regarded as ecological controls, such as the regulation of insects by increasing the numbers of their predators" (ODNB).

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Description

Quarto (267 x 204 mm). Contemporary tree calf, titles to red label and insect decorations gilt to spine.

Illustrations

With 12 plates, 2 of which are folding.

Condition

Minor wear to extremities, a couple of small scratches and marks to boards, top edge dust toned with a couple of faint marks, foxing to prelims, occasional light offsetting from plates; an excellent copy.

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