Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 2

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AGRICULTURE.) [Young, Arthur?] American Husbandry, Containing an Account of the Soil, Climate, Production and Agriculture, of the British Colonies in North-America and the West-Indies. 2 volumes. 8vo, original paper-backed boards, lacking spine head of second volume, otherwise minor wear; uncut; early bookplate on second front pastedown, small gilt morocco monogram label on first board. In modern cloth slipcase. London, 1775

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first edition. Written on the eve of the Revolution, this work suggests that the ready availability of land would keep colonists happy and loyal to Great Britain. The colonies of North America and the British West Indies are treated individually at length. Howes Y16; Ragatz, page 242; Sabin 106062. One other set known at auction since 1965.