Miscellaneous Pieces. Consisting of Select Poetry, and Methods of Improvement in Husbandry, Gardening, and Various other Subjects, useful to Families
[Sherborne?]: Printed for R. Goadby, 1752. 8vo. 474, pp. Three engraved plates (including folding frontispiece view of the British herring fishery off Brassa in Shetland).
Contemporary calf, covers ruled in gilt, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece
Scarce 18th century compilation of gardening and husbandry advice, including an early printing of An Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard.
Evidently published in parts, this compilation of gardening advice and poetry includes essays on the keeping of kitchen gardens, orchards, flower gardens, as well as on manures, brewing beer, stocking fish ponds and other agricultural and household topics. Among the poetry is an early printing of Thomas Gray's An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Scarce.
ESTC T125628. Not in Henrey.