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Working for Man - the domestication of animals, Hyams, Edward
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Erythrina - Production and Use: a field manual, Powell, Mark H. & Westley, Sidney B.
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Albizzia and Paraserianthes - production and use. A field manual, Roshetko, James (editor0
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Albizzia and Paraserianthes - production and use. A field manual, Roshetko, James (editor0
161 Roshetko, James (editor0 Albizzia and Paraserianthes - production and use. A field manual
Morrilton, Arkansas Winrock International 1998 1573600105 / 9781573600101 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, slim 8vo, pp viii, 67, slightly age-toned, paperback, very slightly worn. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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162 Roshevits, R.Y. Grasses: An Introduction to the Study of Fodder and Cereal Grasses
New Delhi 1980 
Illustrated with line drawings, large 8vo, pp vi, 635, wrappers very slightly worn. Anthony Huxley's copy. 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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The Veld and the Future - a book on soil erosion for South Africans, Roux, Edward
163 Roux, Edward The Veld and the Future - a book on soil erosion for South Africans
Cape Town The African Bookman 1946 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Illustrated with a few small drawings and maps within the text, 8vo, pp 59, paperback, a little dog-eared and worn, but still sound. An ex-library copy with stamps, a ticket pocket and numbers on the endpapers, and a lebel on the spine. [Botanist, founder member of the Young Communist League, member of the CPSA,editor of Umsebenzi, the Communist Party weekly, later a member of the Liberal Party]. 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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Plant Canopies - their growth, form and function, Russell, G.; Marshall, B. & Jarvis, P.G.
164 Russell, G.; Marshall, B. & Jarvis, P.G. Plant Canopies - their growth, form and function
Cambridge University Press 1990 0521395631 / 9780521395632 Paperback Very Good 
Small 8vo, pp x, 178, paperback, a very slight crease to the upper cover, otherwise almost as new. [This volume is a synthesis of current knowledge about the growth, development and functioning of plant canopies. The term canopy is taken to include not only the upper surface of woodland, as in the original definition, but also analogous surfaces of other plant communities. Although much research has been carried out on single leaves, canopies are much more than just a collection of individual leaves, and so exhibit properties of their own. It can be argued that it is primarily at the canopy rather than the leaf level that solutions to many practical problems about the growth of plants in the field can be found. In this volume, canopy properties are considered in terms of the processes, such as transpiration and photosynthesis, by which the canopy and its environment interact. Topics discussed include the meaning of canopy structure, interception of solar radiation, exchange processes, nitrogen nutrition, leaf demography and heliotropism. Key principles are illustrated by examples from a wide range of plant community types and geographical locations. This book will be of interest to advanced students and research workers in agriculture, botany, crop sciences, ecology and forestry.] 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Plant Root Systems - their function and interaction with the soil, Russell, R. Scott
165 Russell, R. Scott Plant Root Systems - their function and interaction with the soil
London & New York McGraw-Hill Book Company 1977 0070840687 / 9780070840683 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
A few text illustrations and charts, pp xiv, 298, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper which is faded on the spine. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick, Salmon, William
166 Salmon, William The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick
London Rhodes, at the Star, corner of Bride Lane, Fleet Street 1710 Full-Leather Fair 
Fourth edition. (full title reads - "COOKERY in dressing flesh, fowl, fish, herbs, roots making sawces etc; PASTRY making pyes, pasties, puddings, pancakes, cheesecakes, custards, tansies etc; CONFECTS candies, conserves, preserves, creams, gellies, pickles etc; POTABLE Liquors as ale, beer, mum, mead, cider, perry, rape, English wines, chocolet, coffer, tea etc; PERFUMING sweet balls, pouders, pomanders, essences, sweet waters, beautifying washes etc; HUSBANDRY, as it relates to the improvement of our barren and waste lands, manufactures etc; PREPARATIONS Galenick and Chymick relating to physickand chirurgery, as cordial waters, spirits, tinctures, elixirs, syrups, ponders, electuaries, pills, oils, balsams, cerecloths and emplasters, fitted for curing mist diseases incident to men, women and children". 8vo, pp (12), 560, browned and a bit used throughout, the t.p. & preface pages frayed at the margins, rear hinge cracking, rear e.p. marked and tender, front endpapers replaced (probably nineteenth century), contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, upper and lower joints cracking though sound, spine worn and lacking most of its surface, lacking the label. [An unsophisticated copy of a rare work. William Salmon (1644 1713) - an empiric doctor, advertising himself as "Professor of Physick - , was a writer of medical texts that savor to the modern eye of quackery. "Prolific but somewhat disreputable" - Knight and Eddy.] 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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Scott Nearing - the making of a homesteader, Saltmarsh, John A.
167 Saltmarsh, John A. Scott Nearing - the making of a homesteader
Vermont Chelsea Green publishing Company Ltd 1998 1890132217 / 9781890132217 Paperback Good 
A few illustrations, pp 337, corners slightly bumped, paperback, covers slightly worn. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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168 Sasson, A., & Costarini, V. Plant Biotechnologies for Developing Countries
1989 9290810750 / 9789290810759 
Proceedings of an international symposium organized jointly by the CTA and the FAO, held in Luxembourg, 1989. Large 8vo, pp xiv, 368, laminated boards, very good copy. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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169 SECOND, Gerard Relations Evolutives chex le Genre Oryza et processus de domestication des riz
Paris Editions de l'Orstom. [Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpment en Cooperation 1985 2709907666 / 9782709907668 
Quarto, illustrated, pp 189, paperback, a good copy with a signed card from author. [Thesis - well printed but with poor reproduction of the photographs.] 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Bananas (Tropical Agriculture series)  [Alan Davidson's copy], Simmonds, N.W.
170 Simmonds, N.W. Bananas (Tropical Agriculture series) [Alan Davidson's copy]
London Lomgmans 1959 First Edition Cloth Very Good Fair 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xvi, 466, a good sound clean copy in a dustwrapper which is browned and a bit worn and frayed. SCARCE. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Current Practices in Dryland Resources and Technology, Singh, A., Chowdhary, G.R. & Kumar, D.
171 Singh, A., Chowdhary, G.R. & Kumar, D. Current Practices in Dryland Resources and Technology
Jodhpur Geo-Environ Academia 1988 First Edition Cloth Good Fair 
Small 8vo, pp viii, 260, "review" stamp on front endpaper, very slightly worn, a good copy in a torn and frayed dustwrapper. 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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The Inheritance of Fecundity in Fowls, Smart, Oscar
172 Smart, Oscar The Inheritance of Fecundity in Fowls
London The City and South London Printing and Publishing Co Ltd 1921 Second edition Cloth-backed boards Good 
Illustrated with genetic tables, small slim octavo, pp xvi, 61, slight foxing and marks internally, cloth-backed boards a little rubbed, worn and marked. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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173 SMITH, Nigel J.H.; WILLIAMS, J.T.; PLUCKNETT, Donald L. & TALBOT, Jennifer P. Tropical Forests and Their Crops (Hardback edition)
Ithaca & London Comstock Publishing Associates 1992 
Hardback edition. Illustrated, pp xvi, 568, the slightest of wear to the cloth, otherwise a very good copy. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Soil Survey Manual. [Agriculture Handbook No. 18. ], Soil Survey Staff
174 Soil Survey Staff Soil Survey Manual. [Agriculture Handbook No. 18. ]
Washington United States Department of Agriculture 1951 First Edition Cloth Good 
A few illustrations, maps and charts, large 8vo, pp (6), 503, cloth slightly rubbed otherwise a good copy. [Agriculture Handbook No. 18. US Department of Agriculture.] Heavy - shipping may need to be increased. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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How to Grow Your Own Tobacco - a practical manual for the home grower, Spencer, C.E.
175 Spencer, C.E. How to Grow Your Own Tobacco - a practical manual for the home grower
London Crosby Lockwood 1949 First Edition Boards Fair 
Illustrated with a few drawings in the text, small slim 12mo, pp 47, a little worn throughout, pictorial boards rubbed and marked, a duplicate from an Agricultural College library, with stamps on front and rear boards and on the front endpaper. SCARCE. 
Price: 5.50 GBP
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Acacia Handbook - Growing and Managing Acaciea in South Central Africa, Spicer, Newton; Bardnes, Richard & Timberlake, Jonathan
176 Spicer, Newton; Bardnes, Richard & Timberlake, Jonathan Acacia Handbook - Growing and Managing Acaciea in South Central Africa
Forestry research Programme Paperback Very Good 
[Not dated - c. 2000 ?]. Illustrated with line drawings, including botanical illustrations by Rosemary Wise, octavo, pp 144, paperback, the slightest signs of wear. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Physiology of Tropical Crop Production, Squire, G.R.
177 Squire, G.R. The Physiology of Tropical Crop Production
Wallingford CAB International 1990 0851986773 / 9780851986777 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Octavo, pp xiv, 236, paperback, a very good copy. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Seaweed in Agriculture and Horticulture, Stephenson, W.A.
178 Stephenson, W.A. Seaweed in Agriculture and Horticulture
London Faber & Faber 1968 0571082572 / 9780571082575 First Edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and marked 
A few illustrations, pp 231, top edge foxed, green cloth showing a tiny amount of rubbing, otherwise a good copy in a rubbed and frayed dustwrapper with a slightly stained lower cover. SCARCE. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Crop Genetic Resources of East Asia - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Crop Genetic Resources, November 1987, Tsukuba, Japan, Suzuki, S. (editor)
179 Suzuki, S. (editor) Crop Genetic Resources of East Asia - Proceedings of the International Workshop on Crop Genetic Resources, November 1987, Tsukuba, Japan
Rome International Board for Plant Genetic resources 1988 9290431237 / 9789290431237 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Not illustrated, large 8vo, pp xii, 286, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Includes sections on oil crops, sweet potatoes, maize, citrus, crucifers, soya beans, sorghum, barley, rice, Korean filberts, legumes, brassica etc.] 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Humus and the Farmer, Sykes, Friend
180 Sykes, Friend Humus and the Farmer
London Faber & Faber 1946 First Edition Cloth Very Good A little worn and frayed 
Illustrated, octavo, pp 288, two folding maps at the rear, the half-title is creased, there is a name and date on the front endpaper, otherwise extremely clean and sound internally, green cloth only very slightly faded, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but it is a little creased and frayed and lacking a few minute pieces at the margins, now nicely protected in a removable plastic film. [The Chantry Estate. Extremely scarce, particularly in such good condition.] 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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