Silos for Preserving British Fodder Crops Stored in a Green State. Notes on the Ensilage of Grasses, Clovers, Vetches, Etc. Third edition, Including Results of the Ensilage Competition of 1884

London: Horace Cox, "Field" Office, 1885. Third edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Corners bumped, and a slight ripple to cloth on boards. Small tear in paper at rear hinge. Former owners' stamp and written names on endnpaper and half title pages vi (2), 364 p. w/ illustrations., charts, index, and additional 48 p. of the Enslilage competition of 1884 along with 8 p. of victorian ads at rear. A detailed look at silos and fodder, including storing, types, uses, costs, and qualities of the fodder. Inludes a short piece on the chemistry of ensilage by Toms reprinted from the "Field", and a shorter piece by Fry on fermentation in silos. A long (pp. 195-348) appendix looks in detail with illustrations at specific existing silos in France, Wales, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Kent,Ireland, etc. The Field, started in 1853, is the world's oldest country and field sports magazine still in existence. Very good. Item #19269

Price: $55.00