Augusta, Ga, 1849. iv,96,-192pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities worn, spine chipped, front board detached, rear joint tender and partially split. Two 20th-century bookplates on front endpapers, small ink library deaccession stamp on rear blank, some toning. Good. An almost-complete run of the seventh year of this rare southern agrarian periodical. THE SOUTHERN CULTIVATOR was an important southern agricultural manual published in Georgia from 1843 until the 1880s, when it acquired other periodicals and changed its name. Unlike many of its contemporaries, the periodical was published throughout the Civil War, though it moved from Augusta, then to Athens after the war, and then finally to Atlanta. The subtitle describes the work and its goal: "a Semi-monthly Journal, devoted to Southern agriculture, designed to improve the mind, and elevate the character of the tillers of the soil, and to introduce a more enlightened system of culture." Present here are eleven of the twelve issues for 1849, each 16pp., lacking only issue seven. A rare run of an important southern agricultural publication. (Inventory #: WRCAM54037)
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