Modern Land Steward



[003803] [Lawrence, John] The Modern Land Steward; in Which the Duties and Functions of Stewardship are Considered and Explained, with Their Several Relations to the Interests of the Landlord, Tenant, and the Public. London: H.D. Symonds; Vernor and Hood and J. Wright, 1801. First Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good. [5], vi-xiii, [4], 2-415pp, [9]. Contemporary full tree calf, smooth back, divided into six panels by gilt double rules, title label to second panel

Front joint with Japanese tissue paper repair, title label chipped with loss to lettering, head and tail caps slightly chipped, corners bumped and worn, rubbed to extremities. Internally lightly browned throughout, occasional spots of foxing, two instances of pen lines to margins, but generally fairly clean

Lawrence was a vet, “industrious to the point of desperation … He produced The Modern Land Steward … In it he advertised himself as being open to employment as a steward – oddly enough perhaps” (Fussell III, page 27)

Goldsmith’s 18175; Rothamsted, page 75 (for the second edition of 1806, but noting this edition); Fussell III:27

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