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Brown, Robert.
General View of the Agriculture of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Publisher: Printed for Richard Phillips, London;
Date of Publication: 1799
Stock Code: 7850
FIRST EDITION. Small quarto, pp. xiv, 293, [3], 121 Appendix, [1], 16 catalogue. Fold-out linen-backed sketch map to fore. Later pebbled bottle-green cloth with printed paper title label to spine; uncut. Covers rubbed to edge with minor wear at corners; label toned. Endpapers and edges soiled, with address in pencil to ffep; scattered light foxing and a little marginal lining in pencil.
Part of the extensive agricultural survey organised under Sir John Sinclair of the Board of Agriculture, undertaken with George Rennie and John Shirreff. Brown (1757- 1831) experimented with new agrarian techniques on his farm in the Scottish lowlands, and was a regular contributor to the Edinburgh Farmer’s Magazine.
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