The Art of Floating Land As is Practised in the County of Gloucester, Shewn to be Preferable to any other Method in use in this Country; With a Particular Examination of what Mr. Boswell, Mr. Davis, Mr. Marshall, and Others Have Written on the Subject. Minute and Plain Direction are Afterwards Given, for the Formation of a Floated Meadow, with Three Descriptive Plates.
London Printed by J. Rider, Little Britain. Sold by J. Scatcherd, NO. 12, Ave-Maria-Lane; By all the London Booksellers, and by Mrs Jones, Oxford. 1799
First (and only) Edition. iii, 95pp, with 3 b/w engraved, fold out plates. 8vo (20cm by 13cm.) Half calf with marble paper boards and gilt title on spine. Small stamp on top right IFC for binder Kerr & Richardson Ltd Glasgow. Top of spine rubbed, and book board edges a little worn, some foxing on inside front cover and initial pages else a very clean cop. Rev. Thomas Wright wrote three books on the subject of farming and land drainage over a 19 year period. This, the second of his writings, preceded his 1808 publication 'The Formation and Management of Floated Meadows.' Useful on methods of draining and flooding meadows, produced at a time when the landscape movement too was active in engineering lakes, water meadows and fish ponds as part of reconfiguring parklands. Uncommon.