MARSHALL, William (1745-1819)
On the Landed Property of England, an Elementary and Practical Treatise; Containing the Purchase, the Improvement, and the Management of Landed Estates
London: S. Gosnell, 1804. Quarto. (10 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches). xx, 444, , pp. Publisher's 2-page ad preceding the Index. Half-title.
Modern brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt
Provenance: Rothampsted Laboratory (small gilt stamp at bottom of spine)
First edition of a detailed and comprehensive manual for aspiring landowners.
This book is a comprehensive manual on property in England, including chapters on land valuation, posession, and purchasing, as well as a guide to improving different types of land, such as watery, commonable, farm, and grass lands. It has three main sections on the purchase, improvement, and management of landed estates which detail every relevant step in those processes and also offer general remarks on them.