Memoirs of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture Containing Communications on Various Subjects in Husbandry and Rural Affairs. Volume 1

By: Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture PETERS, Richard

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Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. Memoirs of the PhiladelphiaSociety for Promoting Agriculture Containing Communications on Various Sub jects in Husbandry and Rural Affairs. Volume I. Philadelphia : "Published by Johnson and Warner", 1815. William Greer ... Printer. Pp (4),[iii]-lx,1-331,(1),[1]-88,+ large folding table. A few illustrations in text. 8vo, fullbrown calf, gilt lettering to maroon leather panel spine. Contents of the Memoirs : I. On Sheep, by John D. Steele, near Daumingtown, Chester county,Pennsylvania; II. On Hoven Cattle, by Richard Peters; III. On Rotting Flax , by Joseph Cooper, of New Jersey; IV. On Peach Trees, by the same; V. On Peach Trees, by Richard Peters; VI. On Cutting off the horns of bull calves,by Paul Cooper of Woodbury, New Jersey; VII. On Departure of the southern pine timber: a proof of the tendency in nature to a change of products on the same soil, by Richard Peters, a change and succession of crops recommended, as well as of deteriorated animals; VIII Supplement thereto ; by James Mease, M. D.; IX. On Smut in wheat: by William Young, of Brandywine, Delaware; X. On ditto, by James Mease, M. D.; X. Remarks on the smut and mildew of wheat; with hints on the most probable means of prevention, by A. Fothergill, M. D. F. R. S.; XI. Substitute for trench ploughing, and new mode of putting in winter grain, and on live fences, by Caleb Kirk, near York, Pennsyhama; XII. New mineral manure for clover, hy Josiah Reeve of Rancocas creek. New Jersey. Communicated by Dr. Mease; XIII. Expences and profits of a dairy, by Algernon Roberts ofMerion, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania; XIV. Account of the produce of wheat and rye, during 16 years; in Lower Merion township, Philadelphia county, and times of harvesting, by the same; XV. On live fences, by John Taylor, of Port Royal, Caroline county, Virginia; XVI. Account of a new pummice press, with some remarks upon cyder making, by Timothy Matlack, of Lancaster; XVII. On the injurious effects of clover to orchards, by Richard Peters ; and letter from W. Coxe of Burlington on that subject; XVIII. New disease in wheat; XIX. Improved hay ladders, by Moses Coates, near Downing toxvn, Chester county, Pennsylvania; XX. On sheep, and their diseases, by Joseph Capner of Flemington, New Jersey; XXI. On Jerusalemwheat, by Th. John Keemle; XXII. On the yellow xvater of horses, by Richar d Peters, with a Supplement by Dr. Mease; XXIII. On gypsum, by the same; XXIV. Account of the dimensions of American trees, by John Pearson, of Darby;XXV. On peach trees, by Richard Peters; with a letter from Dr. James Tilto n of Bellevue, near Wilmington, Delaware; XXVI. Improvement of land, by fVilliam Ashford of Chester county, Pennsylvania; XXVII. On the thickness^ cement, and materials qf walls of farm and other buildings, by Richard Peters;XXVIII. On orchards, by Richard Peters: Communicating an account of operat ions and opinions on that subject, by William Coxe, Esq. of Burling ton. New Jersey; XXIX. On coarse four, brown bread, and the force of habit, as it relates to esculents, by Richard Peters; XXX. Herbage and shrubs spontaneously J^oduced, after forest timber burnt, by firing the woods, by the same; XXXI. On trench ploughing, by the same; XXXII. Hemlock, for live fences, bythe same; XXXIII. Utility of the Italian mulberry tree, and on making wine , by Joseph Cooper; XXXIV. On a three furrmv plough, by William Bakewell, of Montgomery County; XXXV. On spelt z, by James Mease, M. D.; XXXVI. On draining, by Samuel Dickey. Communicated to John Miller, and by him to the Society; XXXVII. Observations on making and fining cyder, and on peach trees, by Timothy Matlack, Esq.; XXXVIII. Postscript to Mr. Taylor's memoir on live fences; XXXIX. Remarks on the plan of a stercorary, de- scribed in the note, page 153, by Richard Peters; XL. Account of native thorns, by Thomas Main; XLI. Growth of thorns, from cuttings of the roots, by James Mease, M. D.; XLII. Description of a kitchen stave, by Samuel Dickey. Communicated to John Miller for the Society; XLIII. Changes of timber and plants. Races of animals extinct, by Richard Peters. Communicating letters on the subject : from Mr. Rembrandt Peale, Charles Caldwell, M. D. and Thomas F. Learning, Esq.; XLIV. Gypsum; whether it is found in the United States, by the same; XLV. Observatiamon the pea fiy or beetle and fruit curculio, by William Bartram; XLVI. On clearing land, by John Taylor, Esq. of Caroline, Virginia; A statistical account of the Schuylkill Per marient Bridge. Communicated to the Philadelphia Society ofAgricuture, 1806. Contents of Appendix : I. On smut ifi wheat; II. On blight; III. On the fax husbandry of Ireland; IV. Change of seed not necessary to prevent degeneracy; naturalization of plants, and important caution to secure permanent good quality of plants; V. Produceof grains in 1787 and 1788; VI. Produce of land, in 1787; VII. On hedges, by Thomas Main, of Georgetown, Potomac; VIII. Mode of plashiJig hedges; IX.Analysis of soils, and modes of discovering their component parts; X. Util ity of Pyrites as a manure; XI. On the Fruit Curculio. Some edgewear, spinedarkened, corners bumped, repaired with new endpapers, light foxing, conte mporary pened names, else a very good, solid copy. 500.00

Title: Memoirs of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture Containing Communications on Various Subjects in Husbandry and Rural Affairs. Volume 1

Author Name: Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture PETERS, Richard

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