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Sale 2468 Lot 4
(AGRICULTURE.) Marshall, William. Group of 4 works in 8 volumes on English regional farming practices. 8vo, 206x129 mm, contemporary uniform tree calf, flat spines attractively gilt with red and navy morocco lettering pieces, small surface imperfections on a few covers; contents generally clean except as noted below. Bookplate of F. V. Stein on pastedown and stamp of H. Wiswe on title verso (showing through on recto) and last page in each volume. excellent set. Vp, 1787-88-89-90
Estimate $800 - 1,200
first editions of the first 4 of Marshall's works on the subject; he subsequently published studies of farming in the West of England in 1796 and the southern counties in 1798.
The Rural Economy of Norfolk. Folding map. xvii, , 400; ix, , 392,  pages. 2 volumes. Occasional toning, Volume 1 title browned. London: T. Cadell, 1787.
The Rural Economy of Yorkshire. 2 double-page maps. , 413, ; 66 [i. e., 366],  pages, including half-title in first volume, not called for in the second. 2 volumes. London: T. Cadell, 1788.
The Rural Economy of Glocestershire. Double-page map. xxviii, 332, ; iv, 401,  pages, including half-title in first volume, not called for in the second. 2 volumes. Marginal dampstaining in Volume 2. Gloucester: R. Raikes for G. Nicol in London, 1789.
The Rural Economy of the Midland Counties. Double-page map. , 492; , 445,  pages. 2 volumes. Marginal browning on first and last leaf in each volume. London: G. Nicol, 1790.