WILSON, John M. (ed.)

The Rural Cyclopedia

or a General Dictionary of Agriculture, and of the Arts, Sciences, Instruments, and Practice, Necessary to the Farmer, Stockfarmer Gardener, Forester, Landsteward, Farrier, &c.

Edinburgh: A. Fullarton and Co., 1847-49 Stock Code: 148943
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First edition of this agricultural encyclopaedia, which seeks to communicate 'a thorough knowledge of farming, a general knowledge of gardening, and a very considerable knowledge of the natural sciences, and of general country affairs' (Prospectus, Volume I).

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Description

4 volumes, large octavo (255 x 158 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, red and tan morocco labels, elaborate tooling to spines separated by raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges.

Illustrations

66 engraved plates, of which 7 are hand-coloured, and occasional illustrations and diagrams in text.

Condition

Some occasional mild foxing, spines and boards a little rubbed. A very good set.

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