Title Farmer's Assistant. The Subjects on Which this Work Treats, Are
Location Published 19TH-AM-NY-ALBANY
Book Number 12902
NICHOLSON, JOHN. The Farmer's Assistant. By John Nicholson, Esq. of Herkimer County, State of New-York. The Subjects on Which this Work Treats, Are Numerous... Embracing every Article Relating to Agriculture, Arranged in Alphabetical Order. Albany: Printed by H. C. Southwick, No. 94, State-Street. 1814. Octavo. Bound full leather with red title label, leather of front hinge split along top 3 inches, removed tape scar top of front cover, rubbed & scuffed, covers warping some, large piece cut out of center of front free endpaper, large damp stain on most pages, foxing. Collation: 1-424, 431. Pagination: 334pp. Includes errata, Subscribers' Names, and Additional Subscribers. Written on front free endpaper in old hand: "D. W. Burt, Coshocton, Ohio." Same name written at bottom of title. Amer. Bibliography #32356. From author's Introduction: "The following Work is offered for the patronage of the farmers and planters of our country. It is particularly calculated for the northern and middle states... The Work is, in part, an abridgment of the essays of others--and, in part, it is original. Acknowledgements are due to the gentlemen whose essays have been published by `the society of the promotion of agriculture,'...The Farmer's Assistant is intended to simplify and methodise [sic] the existing knowledge of Farming in our country; and as far as the author shall be found to have succeeded in his first attempt, so far shall his most predominant ambition be gratified. The Author. September 1, 1814." The treatment is alphabetical, forming a one volume dictionary of farming in America.