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BROUGHAM (Henry): Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. M. P. on Tuesday the 9th of April, 1816; in the Committee of the whole House, upon the State of the Agricultural Distresses,
First Edition, half title, 61pp + advertisement leaf at end, INSCRIBED ON THE HALF TITLE in ink: “S. Tertius Galton from the Author,” very good copy in modern marbled paper boards, London, Longman, 1816. An important pamphlet arguing against trade restrictions. Bound with: BUTLER (Henrico Montagu, Master of Trinity College Cambridge) Oratio Latina Praemio Annuo Dignata et in Curia Cantabrigiensi recitata Comitiis Maximis AD MDCCCLIV, 15pp. INSCRIBED at the head of the title: “Frank [presumably Francis] Galton from H Montagu Butler, July 4. 1854.” * Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778 - 1868) Lord Chancellor. As a young lawyer in Scotland Brougham helped to found the Edinburgh Review in 1802 and contributed many articles to it. He went to London, and was called to the English bar in 1808. In 1810 he entered the House of Commons as a Whig. Brougham took up the fight against the slave trade and opposed restrictions on trade with continental Europe. In 1820 he won popular renown as chief attorney to Queen Caroline and in the next decade he became a liberal leader in the House of Commons. He not only proposed educational reforms in Parliament, but also was one of the founders of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in 1825 and of the University of London in 1828. *Samuel Tertius Galton (1783 - 1844) was a businessman and scientist; son of Samuel "John" Galton, a prominent member of the scientific Lunar Society, and the father of Francis Galton the eminent (if somewhat eccentric) Victorian scientist. He born in the area of Duddeston in Birmingham. Samuel Tertius, though less distinguished, was not an exception to the rule of scientific endeavour in his family. Galton also inherited his father's considerable business interests and quickly set about making changes - discontinuing the family's armaments business in 1815. Though fascinated by economics (he wrote papers on the subject) Samuel preferred to be less 'hands-on' in the running of the business than his father and spent much of his time living off the revenue of his considerable estate. Though brought up a Quaker, Samuel converted to the Church of England in 1807. In 1807 Galton married Violetta (Francis Anne Viollette) Darwin, one of the fourteen children of his father's old colleague and fellow Lunar Society member Erasmus Darwin. (Book ref. 20113)   £140.00
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THIRSK (Joan, editor): FINBERG (H. P. R., general editor): The Agrarian History of England and Wales, vol IV (only) 1500-1640,
919pp royal octavo, some library stamps and marks but title page unmarked, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper (this marked), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1967. (Book ref. 20494)   £35.00
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FINBERG (H. P. R., editor): The Agrarian History of England and Wales, vol I.ii (only) A. D. 43-1042,
566pp royal octavo, some library stamps and marks but title page unmarked, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper (this marked), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1972. (Book ref. 20495)   £32.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: AGRICULTURE: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: Agriculture Series (General), vols 1-20; 26-32
FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. 26 Vols: Contents include: Reports from Select Committees on Agricultural Distress and on the Depressed State of Agriculture in the UK and on the Payment of Agricultural Labourers from the Poor Rate, 1820-28; Report from Select Committee on Agriculture 1833; First [-Third] Reports from the Select Committee on the State of Agriculture and Agricultural Distress, 1836; Report from House of Lords Committee on the State of Agriculture in England and Wales, 1837; Reports by the Special Assistant Poor Law Commissioners on the Employment of Women and Children in Agriculture, 1843; Report from Select Committee on Commons Inclosure, 1844; Report from Select Committee on Agricultural Customs, 1847-8; Report.. on the Allotment System and Agricultural Statistics, 1843-5; First [-Sixth] Report of the Commissioners on the Employment of Children, Young Persons and Women in Agriculture, 1867-70; First to Sixth Reports.. on the National Land Company 1847-8; Reports.. on Inclosures, 1868-79; Royal Commission on Agriculture, 1881-2; Reports from the Assistant Commissioners on Agriculture 1880-2; Reports.. on Allotments, Small Holdings and Peasant Properties, 1884-94; Report.. on Agricultural Depression, 1894-6. [NB vols 21-25 on Crofters in Scotland not present] These Parliamentary papers relating to agriculture, present a picture of a changing community during times of technical innovations, agricultural distress and trade depressions. * The British Parliamentary Papers of the nineteenth century contain vital source material to students of history, commerce, economics, sociology and law. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of the papers overcame this basic problem by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear. It has the great advantage over the original printings in that it is printed on a strong laid paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has a library book label on the free front endpaper and a neat shelf mark on the spine - otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20468)   £450.00
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AMID (Mohammad Javad): Agriculture, Poverty & Reform in Iran,
First Edition, 177pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, free front endpaper removed, London, Routledge, 1990. (Book ref. 19780)   £15.00
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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: ROYAL COMMISSION ON AGRICULTURE.: ROYAL COMMISSION ON AGRICULTURE. Report.
Comprising: Preliminary Report. [C. - 2778.] London. HMSO. 1881. Folio. 24pp. bound with: Minutes of evidence. [C. - 2778. - I.] London. HMSO. 1881. Folio. 1098pp. with: Digest and appendix to part I of evidence... together with reports of the assistant commissioners. [C. - 2778. - II.] London HMSO. 1881. Folio. 828pp. With several coloured maps. bound with: Preliminary report of the assistant commissioners for Ireland. [C. - 2951.] London HMSO. 1881 Folio. 8pp. with: Minutes of evidence. Vol. II. [C. - 3096.] London. HMSO. 1881. Folio. [4],980pp. with: Report. [C.- 3309.] London. HMSO. 1882. Folio. 43,[1]pp. bound with: Minutes of evidence...Vol. III. [C. - 3309. - I.] London. HMSO. 1882. Folio. [4],443,[1]pp. bound with: Digest of minutes of evidence (Parts II. and III.) ...with appendix. [C. - 3309. - II.] London. HMSO. 1882. Folio. 181,[1]pp. with: Reports of the assistant commissioners. United States, Canada, by C. Read, A. Pell. [C. - 2678.] London. HMSO. 1880. Folio. 41pp. withReports of the assistant commissioners. Southern district of England. Report by Mr. Little on Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset, (with summary of previous reports.) [C. - 3375.] London. HMSO. 1882. 238pp. bound with: Reports of the assistant commissioners. Report by Mr. Druce. [C. - 3375. II.] London. HMSO. 1882. Folio. [2],113,[1]pp. bound with: Reports of the assistant commissioners. Mr Doyle's reports. [C. - 3375. - III.] London. HMSO. 1882. Folio. 93pp. bound with:Reports of the assistant commissioners. Mr. Jenkins's reports on Denmark and the North of France. [C. - 3375. - IV.] London. HMSO. 1882. Folio. 159pp. + coloured map. bound with: Reports of the assistant commissioners. Mr. Coleman's reports in Northumberland, Lancashire, and Cheshire. [C. - 3375. - V.] London. HMSO. 1882. Folio. 77pp. bound with: Reports of the assistant commissioners. Further report by Mr. Clay, Junr., on American Agriculture. [C. - 3375. - VI.] London. HMSO. 1882. 16pp. Bound in six volumes. Yellow or brown buckram. From the library of the Home Office. *Ford and Ford Select List of British Parliamentary Papers 1833-1899 p. 30. The complete report. This very substantial report running to 15 volumes was a precursor to the great report of the Royal Commission on Agricultural Depression 1894-95. It was one of the largest agricultural surveys undertaken to date. The agricultural collapse of the late nineteenth century was due to a number of factors, a series of rainy years and consequent bad harvests and intense new competition from abroad, particularly America. This collapse necessarily had grave effects on the landed interest, rural labourers, and the state of county regions generally. It accelerated rural depopulation and the flight of workers to the already overcrowded towns and cities. Sir Robert Giffen (1837-1910), economist and statistician. In 1876 he was appointed to the Board of Trade as chief of the statistical department, editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and one of the leading economic statisticians of his day. - DNB. (Book ref. 19594)   £450.00
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DUNBABIN (J. P. D.): Rural Discontent in Ninteenth-Century Britain,
First Edition, 320pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Faber, 1974. (Book ref. 18204)   £10.00
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TRACY (Michael): Agriculture in Western Europe, Crisis and Adaptatin since 1880,
First Edition, 415pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Cape, 1964. (Book ref. 18192)   £10.00
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LAWRENCE, Charles.: A letter on agricultural education addressed to a youth
who has resolved on farming as his future occupation. Good clean copy, disbound. London: James Ridgway, 1851. 16p. 8vo.. Not in NUC. (Book ref. 18025)   £100.00
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GALE, Robert.: The first principles of labour, property and money,
demand primary considerations for Home Agriculture. Good clean copy, disbound. London: John Olliver, 1852. 32p. 8vo. PU in NUC. (Book ref. 17975)   £150.00
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WAGNER (S.): Cigarette Country, Tobacco in American History and Politics,
First Edition, viii, 248pp 8vo, 3 library stamps on title, otherwise a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, New York, Prager, 1971 (Book ref. 3301)   £10.00
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TROW-SMITH (Robert): Life From The Land, The Growth of Farming in Western Europe,
First Edition, 238pp, tall octavo, library bookplate and a few other marks but title page clean, a very good copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper, with a few plates and illustrations, London, Longmans, 1967. (Book ref. 9051)   £10.00
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SCHMIDT (Arno): Cotton Growing in India,
First Edition, 113pp tall octavo, library cloth, plates, impressed un-inked early library stamp on title, repeated occasionally in the text, inked library stamp also on title and verso, good copy, Manchester, Taylor, 1913 (Book ref. 3308)   £16.00
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SCHMIDT (Arno): Cotton Growing in Egypt,
First Edition, 73pp tall octavo, library cloth, plates, impressed un-inked early library stamp on title, repeated occasionally in the text, inked library stamp also on title and verso, good copy, Manchester, Taylor, 1907 (Book ref. 3307)   £14.00
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ORWIN (Christabel S.): History of British Agriculture 1846-1914
second edition, xx, 411pp 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1971. (Book ref. 2707)   £10.00
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NEWBY (Howard): Green and Pleasant Land? Social Change in Rural England,
First Edition, 201pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, London, Hutchinson, 1979. (Book ref. 16475)   £10.00
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McDONALD (Donald): Agricultural Writers from Sir Walter of Henley to Arthur Young 1200-1800,
Reproductions in Facsimile and Extracts from their Actual Writings.. to which is added an Exhaustive Bibliography, First Edition, 228pp small folio, plates, old circular armorial uninked embossed library paper-stamp on title occasionally repeated in text and on plate edges, a very good copy in original cloth, light wear to spine, London, Cox, 1908. (Book ref. 10396)   £45.00
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LAKE (Jeremy): Historic Farm Buildings,
An Introduction and Guide.., First Edition, 143pp large octavo, a few library marks but title page clean, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, London, Blandford, 1989. (Book ref. 14691)   £16.00
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HUTCHINSON (Joseph): Population and Food Supply.
Essays on Human Needs and Agricultural Prospects, First Edition, viii, 144pp 8vo, ex-library copy with a few stamps and marks but good in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Cambridge, University Press, 1969. (Book ref. 539)   £6.00
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FUSSELL (G. E. and K. R.): The English Countryman, his Life and Work AD 1500-1900,
First Edition, 172pp large octavo, platesa few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, London, Melrose, 1955. (Book ref. 14569)   £12.00
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