Fürst, Johann Evangelist. Der verständige Bauer Simon Strüf. Eine Familien-Geschichte.

Straubing, F. S. Lerno, 1817.

8vo. 2 vols. L, 502, (2) pp. LXVI, 614 pp. With 2 engr. frontispieces, 2 engr. text vignettes, 1 engr. plate (F. Karl del. et sc. Passavii), and several woodcuts in the text. Contemp. boards.


First edition.

About pomiculture, grafting, inoculation, beekeeping, etc. The illustrations depict gardening tools. The Bavarian civil servant J. E. Fürst (1784-1846) decided to become a farmer at age 42; he wrote the present book to raise the capital for buying a farm.

Bindings strongly rubbed; wants spines. Some strong staining; contemp. ms. ownership note "W. Richstein" on flyleaf.

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