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A FARMER. Hints to landlords and tenants in the neighbourhood of doncaster.

Doncaster. Published by C. and J. White; and J. Ridgway, 1827. First edition.
8vo. [4], 57pp, [3]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers, later typed lettering-piece to upper panel. Extremities marked and creased, spine a trifle chipped. Lightly dust-soiled.
A remarkably scarce, provincially published pamphlet bemoaning the lot of farmworkers; in particular fluctuating corns prices and the high cost of land rental. The author (a tentative attribution has been made to Sir William B. Cooke by the British Library) laments that 'all classes of the community seem arrayed against the poor miserable Farmer...the great objects that the capitalists and commercial interest appear to have at present, are, to set every Landlord against his Tenant, and every Tenant against his Landlord; and the Clergymen of the parish against both.' Though nominally addressed to agriculturists in the region of Doncaster, our 'Farmer' argues, with great rationale, that 'the great interest of the state, - agriculture, manufactures, and commerce - are so intimately combined, that one cannot suffer without corresponding injury to the other', and implores all those connected to the working of the land to, in a somewhat communitarian appeal, to 'consider ourselves as belonging to one family, the members of which can only thrive by the assistance they derive from each other.'

COPAC locates copies at three locations (BL, Senate House, and Sheffield). OCLC adds Duke, NYPL, and Kansas.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 18355