Science and Practice of Farm Cultivation.London: Robert Hardwicke, 1865 Stock Code: 149423
First edition, presentation copy, title page inscribed "With the author's best respects", and with an autograph presentation letter signed from the author mounted to front free endpaper, to Henry Bull, 10 October 1869, requesting that he send him the transactions of the Woolhope Club, as he is interested in the paper on mistletoe fungi and fairy rings, that he and his friend are enjoying all the edible fungi they can get hold of, and requesting that he accept the present volume. The recipient Henry Graves Bull was the founder and a president of the Woolhope Naturalist's Field Club, one of the many Victorian amateur naturalist's associations which contributed so much to advance scientific study over the century.
"Buckman moved to farm 'on scientific principles' at Bradford Abbas, Dorset, one of the most richly fossiliferous areas in the world... By now a recognized agricultural authority, Buckman became active as a teacher of private agricultural students, founded the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, and wrote an immense number of articles, both popular and learned" (ODNB). Buckman's present work establishes the scientific principles for growing grasses, corn, timber, and orchards.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers panelled in blind, brown advertisement endpapers.
Contents unopened. Minor bumping and nicking at extremities, notwithstanding a near-fine, tight and fresh copy.
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