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The The Book of the Farm 3 Volume Set The Book of the Farm

by Henry Stephens

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century Series

The The Book of the Farm 3 Volume Set The Book of the Farm Synopsis

Henry Stephens (1795-1874) was a farmer and later a writer on agriculture. After attending lectures on chemistry and agriculture at the University of Edinburgh he boarded with a Berwickshire farmer, George Brown, and gained experience of agricultural work. In 1820 Stephens acquired his own farm, on which he used modern and experimental farming methods. In 1837 he sold the farm, and devoted the rest of his life to writing guides to farming for the use of inexperienced farmers. These influential volumes, first published in 1842, contain Stephens' detailed descriptions of contemporary farming practices. He describes in meticulous detail all aspects of farming, including livestock care and slaughter, dairying, irrigation practices and crop culture. Arranged by season and including copious high-quality illustrations of farming equipment, these extremely popular and fascinating volumes were considered the standard work on practical Victorian agriculture. Volume 1 describes farming tasks performed in winter.

The The Book of the Farm 3 Volume Set The Book of the Farm Press Reviews

'This is the classic of Victorian farming: widely consulted at the time, huge in its extraordinary social, economic and technological coverage, and a splendid asset to historians. These three beautifully produced volumes are a major publishing event, of great scholarly and practical interest today.' Professor K. D. M. Snell, University of Leicester

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108024945
Publication date: 6th January 2011
Author: Henry Stephens
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 710 pages
Categories: Agriculture & farming, Social & cultural history,

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