A Letter to the Edinburgh Society concerning the method of managing outfield ground..
Edinburgh. [s.n.], 1763. First Edition.
8vo in 4s. 19pp, . Disbound, with original stab stitching holes evident. A2/3 biofolium detached. Marginal tear to title, without loss.
An Ayrshire farmer's anonymous attempt to correct, by correspondence with the Edinburgh Society, the 'general and most fatal error in the system of Agriculture, which prevails in Scotland', whereby resources are diluted across wide areas of arable 'outfield' land rather than focusing resources on the most fertile areas, and where necessary outsourcing staff and equipment when spare capacity is evident. Rare, with ESTC locating only two copies, at BL and Rothamsted Experimental Station Library.
ESTC T57191.£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref: 10877