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On the Nature and Property of Soils, Their Connexion with the Geological Formation on which They Rest; the Best Means of Permanently Increasing Their Productiveness, and on the Rent and Profits of Agriculture. John MORTON.
On the Nature and Property of Soils, Their Connexion with the Geological Formation on which They Rest; the Best Means of Permanently Increasing Their Productiveness, and on the Rent and Profits of Agriculture

On the Nature and Property of Soils, Their Connexion with the Geological Formation on which They Rest; the Best Means of Permanently Increasing Their Productiveness, and on the Rent and Profits of Agriculture

London: James Ridgway and Sons, 1838. Octavo. (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches). xix, [1], 235, [1]pp.

Early half black morocco and marbled paper covered boards

Provenance: Rothamsted Laboratory (inked stamp on pastedown)

First edition.

John Morton was an English farmowner and the land agent of the second Earl of Ducie. He spent a significant portion of his life living in Gloucestershire, where he made many of his observations and concepts on soils and rock formations as independent of each other. This work is one of the earliest on modern geographical and soil science, in which he discusses the classifications of soil and their related geological formations.

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