Alternative Agriculture: A History from the Black Death to the Present Day :: Joan Thirsk soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; List of abbreviations;
From the cover: People like to believe in a past golden age of traditional English countryside, before large farms, machinery, and the destruction of hedgerows changed the landscape forever. However, that countryside may have looked both more and less familiar than we imagine. Take, for example, todays startling yellow fields of rapeseed, seemingly more suited to the landscape of Van Gogh than Constable. They were in fact, thoroughly familiar to fieldworkers in seventeenth-century England. At the same time, some features that would have gone unremarked in the past now seem like oddities. In th…
Near Fine in Near Fine Dustwrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (x) 365 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in Agriculture catalogue?