Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture in Nova-Scotia; with Practical Hints on the Management and Improvement of Live Stock, compiled from Youatt, Johnston, Young, Peters, Stephens, &c. Second Edition, Revised and Improved

By: DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William

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DAWSON, J.W. Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture in Nova-Scotia; with Practical Hints on the Management and Improvement of Live Stock,compiled from Youatt, Johnston, Young, Peters, Stephens, &c. Second Editio n, Revised and Improved. Published under a Grant from the Legislature. Halifax, N.S.: Printed by Richard Nugent, 1856. Pp (8),[9]-280, frontispiece + 5 plates. Tables. 8vo, half leather, marbled bds. TPL 3652. DCB XII:230-237. This is the only edition under this title. With an index. "In preparing, by command of your Excellency, a new edition of the Practical Hints on LiveStock, [Halifax, 1854, 145 pp., NSIB 31] I have endeavored, by incorporati ng with it the matter of my previously published pamphlet, entitled Scientific Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture, [Pictou, 1853] to produce a connected elementary treatise on our Provincial Husbandry." - from the dedication to Lieutenat-Governor LeMarchant. Chapters : Introductory Remarks; Soils; Grain Crops; Green Crops, &c; Rearing and Management of Cattle; The Dairy; Farm Horses; Sheep; Swine; Poultry; Manures; Orchard and Garden Fruits; Rotation of Crops; and Miscellaneous Hints. Also Meteorological tables, imports & exports from various N.S. ports, &c. Dawson was keenly interested in the problems of education in his native province, particularly in view of the serious ignorance of agricultural chemistry and other scientific aspects of agriculture among Nova Scotian farmers. ... In 1850 his friends in the House of Assembly, Joseph Howe and George Renny Young, persuaded him to assume the newly created post of superintendent of education forNova Scotia" - DCB XII:231. Some soiling to boards with fraying to fore-ed ge, dampstain to initial leaves at gutter, plus a few occasional dampstainsto margins, slightly bowed, inner hinges a bit shaky, else good. 125.00

Title: Contributions toward the Improvement of Agriculture in Nova-Scotia; with Practical Hints on the Management and Improvement of Live Stock, compiled from Youatt, Johnston, Young, Peters, Stephens, &c. Second Edition, Revised and Improved

Author Name: DAWSON, J.W. DAWSON, J. William

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Publisher: Printed by Richard Nugen, Halifax, N.S., 1856,:

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