[A collection of 44 works on agricultural chemistry].
London. [Various publishers], 1855-65
8vo. Contemporary half-calf, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. With a manuscript list of contents bound in. Extremities rubbed. Bookplate of G. Stephenson to FEP, scattered foxing.
A coherent sammelband of 44 pamphlets by John Christopher Augustus Voelcker (1822-1884) on agricultural chemistry and associated subjects. Voelcker made a valuable contribution to the application of chemistry to practical farming, serving as chemistry professor to the Cirencester Agricultural College (1849-63) and as consulting chemist to the Royal Agricultural Society (1857-1884). Whilst residing in London (from 1863) his advice was constantly sought in technical and legal inquiries, such as questions of sewage and metropolitan water supply. The present collection covers a wide range of topics, from soil composition, the commercial value of artificial manures, milk production, and poisonous cheese.£ 350.00 Antiquates Ref: 24023