Germantown, Pa. P. R. Freas & Co., Printers, 1832. Item #469
12mo. 160 x 120 mm., [6 ¼ x 4 inches]. 120 pp. Contemporary red leather backed marbled paper boards, leather tips; spine faded brown and rubbed, light foxing throughout, but a sound and attractive copy.
Lloyd’s farming manual is filled with interesting observations on the management and operations of the family farm with chapters on the clearing land, the cultivation of the soil, the placement of particular crops, the use of fertilizers, and seasonal requirements for the maintenance of land. He describes the cultivation of grains, fruits and fruit trees, potatoes, and local garden crops. Good chapter on grape vines and wine making. Lloyd’s passion for the farm and its traditional place in the development of society is expressed in each chapter of the book. Domestic economy is the backbone of civilization.
Sotheby’s. Marcus and Elizabeth Crahan Collection of Books on Food, Drink, . lot 702.