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A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE FUNCTIONS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND DUTIES OF COUNTY OFFICIALS, LORDS - LIEUTENANTS, AND CONVENERS OF COUNTIES, COMMISSIONERS OF SUPPLY, CLERKS OF SUPPLY, ETC. ETC.; WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ACTS OF PARLIAMENT WHICH THEY ADMINISTER AS MEMBERS OF ROAD TRUSTS, PRISON BOARDS, POLICE COMMITTEES, LOCAL AUTHORITIES, ETC.
By JOHN COMRIE THOMSON, Esq.,
In One Volume, crown 8vo.
ON AGRICULTURE AND GARDENING, &c.
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD & SONS,
EDINBURGH AND LONDON.
A NEW AND REVISED EDITION. THE BOOK OF THE FARM, Detailing the Labours
of the Farmer, Farm-Steward, Ploughman, Shepherd, Hedger, Farm-Labourer, Field-worker, and Cattleman. ‘By HENRY STEPHENS, F.R.S.E. Illustrated with Portraits of Animals painted from the life ; and with 557 Engravings on Wood, representing the principal Field Operations, Implements, and Animals treated of in the Work. Third Edition, in great part
Rewritten. Two Volumes, large octavo, £2, ios. “ The best practical book I have ever met with."-Professor Johnston.
“We assure agricultural students that they will derive both pleasure and profit from a diligent perusal of this clear directory to rural labour. . We have thoroughly examined these volumes ; but to give a full notice of their varied and valuable contents would occupy a larger space than we can conveniently devote to their discussion; we therefore, in general terms, commend them to the careful study of every young man who wishes to become a good practical farmer."-Times.
“ Encyclopædic in its range and practical in its character, Stephens's Book of the Farm'bas fully justified its title, and has only needed to be revised in the course of years in order to render its reputation permanent."-Standard.
“We have much pleasure in calling attention to this, the third edition, of a standard work on the practical details of farm management."--North British Agriculturist.
“This exhaustive work on farming, which against all comers in the agricultural line maintains its place of pre-eminence, has reached us. We need not say that it ought to be in all farmhouses, for all reading farmers know this, and now that it is placed within easy reach of all, those who have it not should get it."--The Farmer.
“From its first appearance a quarter of a century ago until now, The Book of the Farm’ has held the very highest rank as a book of reference on matters connected with the theory and practice of agriculture. . . . In the new edition before us the author has not been contented to rest upon his oars, or trust the results of half-forgotten labours; but from the mass of notes and criticisms with which he has in the interval kept his knowledge en rapport with the age, he has rewritten page upon page and chapter after chapter, so that really The Book of the Farm' now before us is almost a new work. ... We can unreservedly commend this new edition, and we should augur well for the agricultural future of this country if it could find a place on every farmer's book-shelf. It is in its favour that it contains within four covers all the booklearning a farmer need know."-Saturday Review, 30th March 1872.
THE BOOK OF FARM IMPLEMENTS AND
MACHINES. BY J. Slight and R. Scott BURN, Engineers. Edited by HENRY STEPHENS, F.R.S.E., Author of the Book of the Farm,' &c. In One Volume, Large Octavo, uniform with the ‘Book of the Farm,' £2, 2s.
CONTENTS. Book First. -Dissertations elucidating the scientific principles which regulate the choice of materials and construction of the Machines and Implements, and the structures connected with them, on the FarmMaterials employed in Construction - Principles of Construction Practice of Construction-Friction and Force.
Book Second.-On the practical construction, properties, and uses of Farm Implements and Machines. IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINES CONNECTED WITH THE
CULTIVATION OF THE SOIL. Ploughs, including Steam-Ploughs, Trench and Subsoil Ploughs. Grubbers, Scarifiers, Cultivators. Harrows, Land-rollers, Clod-crushers, Press-wheels, Horse-hoes. Sowing-Machines and Manure-distributors. Manual Implements connected with the Cultivation of the Soil. IMPLEMENTS AND MACHINES CONNECTED WITH THE
PRODUCTS OF THE SOIL. Hay-making Machines. Corn-reaping Machines. Barn Machines, including Thrashing-Machines, Fixed and Portable; WinnowingMachines, Hummellers, Corn - cleaning Machines, and WeighingMachines. Carts — Waggons — Cart Steelyards. Straw-Cutters, Turnip-Slicers, Root-Graters, and Root-Washers. Corn-BruisersBean-Mills-Oil-Cake Breaker Boiling and Steaming Apparatus. Dairy Apparatus. Manual Implements connected with the Products of the Soil, as Scythes. Forks. Barn Implements, and Dairy Utensils. Machines not directly connected with any of the above Ten Sections, but useful on the Farm.
MOVING POWERS OF THE FARM.
ARRANGEMENTS OF MACHINES IN THE STEADING. Arrangement of Machines in the Ground-Floor of the Steading. Arrangement of Machines in the Upper Floor of the Steading. Arrangement of Small Machines with the Moving Power in the Steading. The Preservation of Implements and Machines in the Steading.
40 Engravings on Steel—836 Engravings on Wood. “ This magnificent work must excite the admiration of every practical agriculturist. It forms at once a complete history of the progress made up to this day in the adaptation of mechanism to farming operations, and a brilliant analysis of the value of each additional step on the road of improvement to the farmer. ... It is a work which, like its great predecessor, the ‘Book of the Farm,' supplies an obvious want, and does so to such perfection as to render any other work on the subject, for some time to come, a superfluity.” -Sussex Agricultural Express.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENTIFIC AGRICUL.
TURE. By JAMES F. W. JOHNSTON, F.R.S.E., &c. Demy
YESTER DEEP LAND-CULTURE; Being a De
tailed Account of the Method of Cultivation which has been successfully practised for several years by the Marquess of Tweeddale at Yester. By HENRY STEPHENS, F.R.S.E., Author of the Book of the Farm.' In Foolscap Octavo, 45. 6d. The characteristic of the new system-for it may be well so named, different as it is from any now in use is the complete pulverisation of the subsoil, and its mixture with the upper soil, the treatment being of a very substantial and permanent nature. PRACTICAL SYSTEM OF FARM BOOK-KEEP
ING; Being that recommended in the ‘Book of the Farm' by
H. Stephens. Royal Octavo, 2s. 6d. Also, SEVEN FOLIO ACCOUNT-BOOKS, printed and ruled in
accordance with the System, the whole being especially adapted for keeping, by an easy and accurate method, an account of all the transactions of the Farm. A detailed Prospectus may be had from the Publishers. Price of the complete set of Eight Books, 41, 75. Also, A LABOUR ACCOUNT OF THE
ESTATE, 25. 6d. A CATECHISM OF PRACTICAL AGRICUL
TURE. By HENRY STEPHENS, F.R.S.E., Author of the * Book of the Farm. Illustrated with numerous Engravings.
Nineteenth thousand, is. The method the Author has adopted is the same as that on which public approval has been so decisively stamped as followed in the * Book of the Farm'--the describing the various operations of the Farm in the order in which they are in the successive seasons actually performed upon it. And in following out the details, he has proceeded on the principle which all teachers of mixed classes know to be the only safe one,-the assuming nothing whatever to be known beforehand of the processes described. The utmost simplicity and clearness have thus, it is hoped, been secured; and as a still further aid to full comprehension of every operation, woodcuts and diagrams have been profusely employed wherever they could be of any possible service. A CATECHISM OF AGRICULTURAL CHEM
ISTRY AND GEOLOGY. By JAMES F. W. JOHNSTON,
ninth thousand, with Engravings, Is. The object held in view in compiling the present little work was the preparation of a manual sufficiently elementary to be used even in our humblest schools, yet so precise and complete as to constitute in itself a complete course of instruction in the applied science of which it treats. The reception it has experienced may be held as proof that in general estimation it has achieved its aim.
“ Unpretending as it is in character, Professor Johnston's Catechism-a masterpiece of clear, concise, and sound scientific exposition-has had, I believe, more influence in disseminating correct principles of Agricultural Chemistry than even the Author's larger works on Chemico-Agricultural Science."-Dr Voelcker.