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Essay on the various modes of bringing waste lands into a state fit for cultivation and improving their natural productions.

Author Headrick, Rev. James
Title Essay on the various modes of bringing waste lands into a state fit for cultivation and improving their natural productions.
Imprint Dublin: Printed by H. Fitzpatrick
Date of Publication 1801
Language English
Notes This is a survey of various techniques of land improvements and reclamation, with details of experiments carried out by the author in Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries, Galloway and other parts of Scotland. James Headrick later became a clergyman, and published a study of the geology and agriculture of the island of Arran. Headrick states that the majority of his findings were from his own observations and experiments rather than from secondary sources. Headrick's work has been bound with the 3rd edition of William Curtis's Practical observations on the British grasses, especially such as are best adapted to the laying down or improving of meadows and pastures. Curtis's treatise began as a four-page folio contribution to the sixth fascicle of his Flora Londiniensis, which was printed in 1787. An expanded second edition was published as a pamphlet in 1790. The verso of the final leaf ends with an advertisement for 'the packet of seeds, recommended in this pamphlet, [which] may be had where the pamphlet is published, and at the Botanic Nursery, Bromton, price ten shillings and sixpence.'
Shelfmark ABS.3.202.064(1-2)
Acquired on 18/10/02
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