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The Elements of Agriculture A Book for Young Farmers, with Questions Prepared for the Use of Schools   By: (1833-1898)

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TRANSCRIBERS' NOTES

Most pages of the book include at the bottom a number of questions for the student to consider. These have been retained in this version and enclosed in square brackets.

Some corrections to typographical errors have been made. These are recorded at the end of the text.

G. E. WARING, JR.

Consulting Agriculturist.

ACCURATE ANALYSES OF SOILS, MANURES, AND CROPS PROCURED. FARMS VISITED, TREATMENT RECOMMENDED, ETC.

Letters of advice on analyses will be written for those who require them, for $25 each.

Letters on other branches of the subject, inclosing a suitable fee, will receive prompt attention.

OFFICE, 143 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK, (UP STAIRS. POST OFFICE ADDRESS, RYE, N. Y.

DR. CHARLES ENDERLIN,

ANALYTICAL AND CONSULTING

Chemist,

84 WALKER STREET, NEW YORK.

ANALYSIS OF MINERALS, SOILS, ORGANIC ANALYSIS, ETC.

D. APPLETON & COMPANY

HAVE IN COURSE OF PREPARATION,

THE

EARTHWORKER;

OR,

Book of Husbandry.

BY G. E. WARING, JR.

AUTHOR OF THE "ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURE."

This book is intended as a sequel to the Elements of Agriculture, being a larger and more complete work, containing fuller directions for the treatment of the different kinds of soils, for the preparation of manures , and especially for the drainage of lands, whether level, rolling, hilly, or springy. Particular attention will be paid to the use of analysis. The feeding of different animals, and the cultivation of the various crops, will be described with care.

The size of the work will be about 400 pp. 8vo., and it will probably be published January 1st, 1856. Price $1. Orders sent to the publishers, or to the author, at Rye, N. Y., will be supplied in the order in which they are received.

ELEMENTS

OF

AGRICULTURE

Extract from a letter to the author from Prof. Mapes, editor of the Working Farmer :

"After a perusal of your manuscript, I feel authorized in assuring you that, for the use of young farmers, and schools, your book is superior to any other elementary work extant. JAMES J. MAPES."

Letter from the Editor of the N. Y. Tribune:

MY FRIEND WARING,

If all who need the information given in your Elements of Agriculture will confess their ignorance as frankly as I do, and seek to dispel it as promptly and heartily, you will have done a vast amount of good by writing it. I have found in every chapter important truths, which I, as a would be farmer, needed to know, yet which I did not know, or had but a confused and glimmering consciousness of, before I read your lucid and straightforward exposition of the bases of Agriculture as a science. I would not have my son grow up as ignorant of these truths as I did for many times the price of your book; and, I believe, a copy of that book in every family in the Union, would speedily add at least ten per cent. per acre to the aggregate product of our soil, beside doing much to stem and reverse the current which now sets so strongly away from the plow and the scythe toward the counter and the office. Trusting that your labors will be widely regarded and appreciated,

I remain yours truly, HORACE GREELEY.

New York, June 23, 1854.

THE ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURE:

A Book for Young Farmers,

WITH QUESTIONS PREPARED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS.

BY

GEO. E. WARING, JR., CONSULTING AGRICULTURIST.

The effort to extend the dominion of man over nature is the most healthy and most noble of all ambitions. BACON.

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 346 & 348 BROADWAY.

M DCCC LIV.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by

GEO. E. WARING, JR.,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

TO

MY FRIEND AND TUTOR,

PROF. JAMES J. MAPES,

THE PIONEER OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE IN AMERICA,

This Book

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

BY HIS PUPIL,

THE AUTHOR... Continue reading book >>




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