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[HAMILTON, Thomas, Earl of Haddington].
A Treatise on the The Manner of Raising Forest Trees, &c. In a Letter from the Right Honourable, The Earl of --- to his Grandson.

To which are added, Two Memoirs; the one on Preserving and Repairing FORESTS; The other on the Culture of FORESTS. ---- Both translated from the FRENCH of M. DE BUFFON of the Royal Academy at Paris.

pp. (ii), 77, (i) blank, 6, 85-129, (i) blank. Engraved frontispiece. BOUND WITH : [MAXWELL, Robert] A Treatise Concerning the Manner of Fallowing of Ground, Raising of Grass-Seeds, and Training of LINT and HEMP, For The Increase and Improvement of the Linnen-Manufactories in SCOTLAND. Publish'd for the Benefit of the FARMERS in that Kingdom. By the Honourable Society for Improvement in the Knowledge of Agriculture. Printed by Robert Fleming and Company. Edinburgh. 1724. 8vo. pp.171, (i) blank. Pages 119-121-123-125 are the blank rectos of descriptions of plates which are not present. There should be 7 folding, engraved plates though I have noted copies issued without them. Contemporary half calf and boards, heraldic book-plate of SETON of EKOLSUND on the front paste-down and again, on the verso of the first title-page, a very nice copy.

*The second work has also been ascribed to Bradley, Richard 1688-1732 and Macintosh, William. SEE - ESTC T136801 : Goldsmiths' Lib. cat. 6278.

G. Hamilton and J. Balfour. Edinburgh.

Date Published: 1761. 12mo.

Stock No. 64208

Price: 600.00