The Rural Economy of the West of England: Volume 2: Including Devonshire, and Parts of Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, and Cornwall - Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries (Paperback)
  • The Rural Economy of the West of England: Volume 2: Including Devonshire, and Parts of Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, and Cornwall - Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries (Paperback)
zoom

The Rural Economy of the West of England: Volume 2: Including Devonshire, and Parts of Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, and Cornwall - Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries (Paperback)

(author)
£29.99
Paperback 418 Pages / Published: 21/11/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Between 1787 and 1798, the agricultural writer and land agent William Marshall (1745-1818) published a number of works on the rural economies of England, covering Norfolk, his native Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, the Midlands and the South. This two-volume study appeared in 1796 and investigated the farming, geography, public works and produce of districts in Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Cornwall. Volume 2 looks in detail at the upland areas of Cornwall and Devon, at Dartmoor, North Devon, the vales of Exeter and Taunton, and West Dorset. The coverage includes aspects of the laws surrounding land ownership, the chemistry of the soil, notes on the dairy industry, and suggested improvements to farming practices. The result is a richly detailed survey of the area in the Georgian period and an important record of rural and agricultural life, so often overlooked by other contemporary chroniclers.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108067546
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Drove Roads of Scotland
Added to basket
Taxation: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Great Degeneration
Added to basket
A Companion to the History of the Book
Added to basket
T.K. Whitaker: Portrait of a Patriot
Added to basket
Debt
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
In Spite Of The Gods
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Making of the English Working Class
Added to basket
Through the Eye of a Needle
Added to basket
More Money Than God
Added to basket
The Great Hunger
Added to basket
The Oxford Companion to Scottish History
Added to basket
Lords of Finance
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Ascent of Money
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.