The country gentleman's companion [electronic resource] : Or, Ancient husbandry restored; and modern husbandry improved. By Stephen Switzer, gardiner. Shewing, I. The most expeditions manner of raising and propagating foreign sallads and other kitchen plants, viz. Italian brocoli, Spanish cardoon, celeriac, finochi, &c. rendring them more useful dishes than they have hitherto been. II. The method of buring clay, proving it to be not only the cheapest, but the best discovery for the improvement of land, especially that which is cold and poor, ever yet practiced. Invented by the Right Honourable George Earl of Halifax. III. The great improvement of land by grass seeds, viz. The Lucerne, St. Foyne, Clover, Reygre, Trefoyle, &c. The quantities to be sown on an acre and the soil proper for the reception of each kind of seed. IV. The excellency of the medicago, or cythisus maranthae of the ancients; demonstrating that plant, (so much esteemed by the Romans) to be the best fodder for all kinds of cattle, poultry, bees, &c. from its hardiness, being capable of enduring the severest weather, and prospering on the most barren, dry land; fully answering the character given of it by columella, cato, pliny, varrro, virgil, &c. With a detection of the errors of some writers relating to this plant
- Switzer, Stephen, 1682?-1745
- London : Printed for T. Astley at the Rose in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and sold at the Seed Shop in Westminster-hall, 1732.
- Physical Description:
- 2 unnumbered pages, x, 78;xxii, 79, that is, 81 pages, 1 unnumbered page, plate : illustrations ; 8⁰.
- This comprises the author's two separate works: A compendious method for the raising of the Italian brocoli, Spanish cardoon, celeriac, finochi, and other foreign kitchen vegetables .. 1731, and A dissertation on the true Cythisus of the ancients .. 1731, bound under one common title.
A compendious method .. is the fifth edition.
Pages 37 and 38 repeated in Sig.I of A dissertation ..
Price on title page: Price 3s. sewed up, or 3s. 6d. bound.
Reproduction of original from British Library.
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- Citation/References Note:
- English Short Title Catalog, T34233.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
- Reviewed/Cited In:
- Henrey, 1407
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