VILLE, M. GEORGE.
Title School of Chemical Manures; or Elementary Principles in the Use of Fertilizing Agents. From the French of M. George Ville, by A. A. Fesquet, Chemist and Engineer.
Binding bound publisher's dark brown cloth
Book Condition chipped spine ends, insect damage top 1? inches spine, worn through cloth at corners, light damp stain outer & upper margin of most pages, light occasional foxing.
Location Published Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, Industrial Publisher
Book Number 12909
VILLE, M. GEORGE. School of Chemical Manures; or Elementary Principles in the Use of Fertilizing Agents. From the French of M. George Ville, by A. A. Fesquet, Chemist and Engineer. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, Industrial Publisher, 1872 (c1872), 12mo.
Pagination: xii -116pp +24pp ads, 12? x 7? inch folding frontispiece, charts in text.
"After the long controversies of the opposite schools of nitrogenized manures versus mineral ones, and conversely, it is refreshing to find that they may be agreed upon the common platform--that every plant needs nitrogen as well as mineral substances for its food. This important result, as well as the rational manner of determining the natural fertility of the soil and the dominant substances for the food of plants, has been demonstrated by Professor Geo. Ville after thirty years of comparative experiments... When once the farmer has arrived at knowledge of the natural fertility of his farm by the aid of experimental fields, as explained in this work, he will be able to compound his manures for each desired crop, without expending money for what is already in the soil, or omitting what is wanting... This little book, written in a familiar dialogistic form, and intended for popular use, is a resume of several larger works by the same author."--translator's preface, Philadelphia, June 1872.
19th Century Books, Agriculture, Fertilizer, Manures,