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Author Name:    YOUNG, John

Title:   Letters of Agricola on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage, Written for Nova Scotia, and Published First in the Acadian Recorder by John Young

Publisher:    Holland & Co., Halifax, 1822, 

Seller ID:   94958

YOUNG, John. The Letters of Agricola on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage, Written for Nova Scotia, and Published First in the Acadian Recorderby John Young. Halifax: Holland & Co.,1822. Pp. [i] - xvi, [17] - 462, [10 ] (index). fldg. table opposite p. 344. 8vo, white paper covered spine withprinted paper label, blue paper covered boards. TPL 1271, NSIB 14. "[Young 's] commonsense approach called attention to the subject and led to the formation of a provincial agricultural board of which he became secretary. Hisbook was widely read both in the colonies and in Great Britain and, as lat e as 1851, J. F. W. Johnston, an agricultural expert, described it as 'superior to any other book of the time that I have read in any language'." -- Norah Story, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature and History. p. 840. On Young (1773-1837) see R.A. MacLean's article in the DCB VII: 930-935. Text considerably browned (as is usual with this work); and as well, extensive and sometimes unfortunately heavy spotting and foxing also affects the greater bulk of the leaves; pages 219-222 and 363-366 loose, small piece missing from page 404 affecting a few letters, covers worn and stained, hinges cracked, contemporary penned notes to endpapers, else a poor, but complete, copy in original boards. 200.00


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