Dupuy Demportes, J.B.,
Le gentilhomme cultivateur, ou corps complet d’agriculture. Translated from the English by Dupuy Demportes. 16 vols. Paris/Bordeaux, 1761-1764.
16 vols., together appr. 6500 pp. With 21 folding engravings. Cont. half calf, covers worn at the corners. Nice set. Although the titlepage indicates that this multi-volume agricultural encyclopedia was translated from the English original of Thomas Hale, Oberlé writes that the French author Jean Baptiste Dupuy Demportes in fact only borrowed the general idea and some of Hale’s observations. Hale’s original publication was published in London in 1756 as The complete body of husbandry. Le gentilhomme cultivateur is an important source for the knowledge of the agricultural history of the 18th century, presenting a very complete description of farming including subjects like the growing and deseases of animals, fishing, fruits & vegetables etc. The 7th volume is of viticultural interest with descriptions of vineyards in Haute-Bourgogne, Provence and Jura. B2247. Lit: Oberlé, Les fastes de bacchus et de comus, 627 [mentioning an 8-vlume quarto-edition by the same publisers and from the same years].
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