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PARKINSON (Richard). The Experienced Farmer, an entire new work, in which the whole system of agriculture, husbandry and breeding of cattle is explained and copiously enlarged upon : and the best methods, with the most recent improvements pointed out.1798

London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, First edition, 2 vols., 8vo (205 x 120 mm), xx, 302; [2], 315, [1, errata], 2pp., subscribers' names, p. [v]-xx. Two pages at end of vol. 2—'Proposals for publishing by subscription... The practical malster and complete brewer... By Richard Parkinson', cont. full tree calf, upper joint of vol. 1 cracked and holding by cords, red morocco spine labels. Richard Parkinson (1748-1815) an English agriculturalist, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire. He was interested in improved farming methods, and was encouraged by Sir John Sinclair, president of the Board of Agriculture, who recommended him to George Washington. He left England in 1798, and was for some time in the employ of Washington as an agriculturist at Mount Vernon, and resided at Orange Hill, near Baltimore. On his return to England, Parkinson became steward to Sir Joseph Banks in Lincolnshire. Rothamsted, p.115; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 17262.

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