ESSAYS AND NOTES ON HUSBANDRY AND RURAL AFFAIRS. J. B. Bordley, John Beale.
ESSAYS AND NOTES ON HUSBANDRY AND RURAL AFFAIRS

ESSAYS AND NOTES ON HUSBANDRY AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Philadelphia, PA: printed by Budd and Bartram, for Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, No. 41, South Second Street, 1801. Second edition with additions. Frontis., viii, [1] - 536pp, 8, [24], 5 plates some folding. Some scattered staining and foxing, remains of an ownership stamp on titlepage. Modern leather rebind, brown spine label stamped in gilt, new endpapers. John Beale Bordley, 1727-1804, a native of Maryland, was a lawyer by profession. In 1793 he established in Philadelphia the first agricultural society of the United States. He from his wife's side inherited half of Wye Island, her sister married to William Paca the other half. SOWERBY 708 which is the 1799 first that Jefferson owned. The frontispiece which is only in this second edition shows a fat ox and marks the cuts that a London butcher would make from it. Bordley worked a large farm the plates for setting up the buildings shows how elaborately he worked the details. Item #65569

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