Hints for American Husbandmen, with Communications to the Pennsylvania Agricultural Society. By order of the directors.
by [ROBERTS, Jonathan, Timothy Pickering and John Hare Powell.]
Philadelphia: Clark & Raser, 1827. 8vo, original stiff wrappers, printed title label. Pp. . Folding frontispiece and 3 plates (of 4). Spine worn, some browning, but a nice copy in original, uncut state. Sole edition, very scarce. A compilation from original and published sources both English and American, almost entirely devoted to short-horn cattle and sheep and their food crops. The large folding engraved frontispiece showing "Matilda, one of Mr. Whitake r's Improved Short Horn Cows" in a rural setting with sheep and agricultural implements in the foreground, is a handsome piece of work by the noted en graver Francis Kearny, after the original work of Philadelphia landscape and still-life painter John Woodside. Rink 1333; Imprints 30185.. (Inventory #: 1211)