A YEAR'S RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Treating of the Face of the Country, the Climate, the Soil, the Products, the Mode of Cultivating the Land, the Prices of Land, of Labour, of Food, of Raiment; of the Expenses of House-keeping, and of the usual manner of Living; of the Manners and Customs of the People; and of the Institutions of the Country, Civil, Political, and Religious. In Three Parts. PART I. Containing, - I. A Description of the Face of the Country, the Climate, the Seasons, and the Soil, the facts being taken from the Author's daily notes during a whole year. - II. An Account of the Author's agricultural experiments in the Cultivation of Ruta Baga, or Russia, or Swedish Turnip, which afford proof of what the climate and soil are. William COBBETT.

A YEAR'S RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Treating of the Face of the Country, the Climate, the Soil, the Products, the Mode of Cultivating the Land, the Prices of Land, of Labour, of Food, of Raiment; of the Expenses of House-keeping, and of the usual manner of Living; of the Manners and Customs of the People; and of the Institutions of the Country, Civil, Political, and Religious. In Three Parts. PART I. Containing, - I. A Description of the Face of the Country, the Climate, the Seasons, and the Soil, the facts being taken from the Author's daily notes during a whole year. - II. An Account of the Author's agricultural experiments in the Cultivation of Ruta Baga, or Russia, or Swedish Turnip, which afford proof of what the climate and soil are.

London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row. 1818. First Edition, First Impression. Original boards. Tall octavo, publisher's original paper-covered boards with brown paper spine, printed paper title label on spine panel. 186 pp + publisher's 12-page catalgue at rear (paginated 1-4, 1-4, 1-4) dated March, 1818. A small advertising leaf for John Palmer's JOURNAL OF TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA AND IN LOWER CANADA... (1818) is tipped onto the front endpaper. Uncut. Mild wear and a small split to the spine; a very good copy, completely unsophisticated. Very Good. Item #311605

¶ Part I only; issued separately. This was reissued collectively with parts 2 and 3 later in same year, but this is the rare 1st issue.

Price: $150.00

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