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VARLO (Charles). The Floating Ideas of Nature, suited to the philosopher, farmer, and mechanic, and adapted to the present times of scarcity, in order to create plenty, By introducing several new Rops, and their Management. The First Volume treats chiefly on Agriculture: viz. On raising Indian-Corn, which may be brought to Perfection in England. On Siberian Wheat, and its Management. On Dibbling Wheat, invented by the Editor, and which clears 2l. 10s. per Acre above the common Method. How to stock and manage 150 Acres Farm, so as to clear 400l. a Year. On a general Act to inclose Commons, &c. How to improve them by Crops that will pay the Expence. How to manage Horses in Stables without Litter, as practised in America. On a Dog Act, and what it would bring into the Funds. The 2d Volume treats on various Subjects, viz. Natural Philosophy, Creation, Religion, &c. &c.1796

London: Printed for the Author, First edition, 2 vols., 8vo (178 x 104 mm), [4], [ix]-xvi, 17-318; [8], 9-108, *109-*134, 109-288, [325]-332, [2], 291-299, [1]pp., page 289/90 incorrectly bound after 331/32, pagination erratic but complete, with list of subscribers, one folding table, P5 of vol. 2 with top outer corner torn away and effecting several words, P6 also torn away but blank margin only, cont. calf, JOINTS CRACKED, spines tooled in gilt, green leather spine labels, although matching bindings, volume 2 is more rubbed and the gilt tooling to spine is faded and dull (see images). Provenance: With the contemporary ink signature of Benjamin Dickinson of Tiverton with his armorial bookplate.

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