Lot 22
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Loudon, John Claudius

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1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Observations on Laying out Farms in the Scotch Style, adapted to England. London: John Harding, 1812 but [c.?1817]
  • Paper
Folio (375 x 265mm.), half-title, 38 erratically numbered plates (19 hand-coloured and 4 folding), text and plates watermarked 1808-1817, original maroon boards, minor staining and browning, scattered tears, hinges starting, binding worn and sunned, spine becoming detached

Provenance

Ampleforth Abbey, bookplate

Catalogue Note

RARE HAND-COLOURED PUBLICATION, explaining the experiments with "Scotch" farming that Loudon and his father carried out in England. Though the title page calls for 40 plates, the work is complete with 38 as explained on page 12. Some pages misnumbered (7/8 and 17/18 skipped, 59/60 doubled).
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