The Complete English Farmer, or, A Practical System of Husbandry, Founded Upon Natural, certain and obvious Principles: In Which is comprized, A General View of the whole Art of Agriculture, Exhibiting The different Effects of cultivating Land, According to the Usage of the Old and New Husbandry… Illustrated with Plans of the necessary Buildings belonging to a Farm House;… also, accurate Delineations of some newly-invented Farming Instruments.

  • [Henry, David] 'A Practical Farmer'
  • London: Printed for F. Newbery 1771
  • ESTC T127999.


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8vo, pp. xxiv, [iv], 432, 2 + 2 plates, 1 of which folding. Modern biscuit calf, boards bordered with blind rules, spine divided by raised bands, green morocco label, other compartments tooled centrally in gilt. A touch of spotting. Just slightly marked.


The author of The Complete English Farmer was, in fact, a Scottish farmer, the Aberdonian David Henry (1709-1792). Away from his Lewisham farm Henry was a publisher, most notably of 'The Gentleman's Magazine.'

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