Guide to the Research Collections

- SECTION -- IV -- THE PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES
- 59 -- AGRICULTURE
- RESOURCES
- Books

Books

The collection of books on agricultural subjects is adequate, though perhaps not as strong as the serial publications. There is a good representation of works which have appeared since 1800, among them many nineteenth-century addresses delivered before American agricultural societies by Samuel Griswold Goodrich, Noah Webster, and others. Early books include an incunabulum, Opera Agricolationum (1496), and first and early editions of the works of Samuel Hartlib, Gervase Markham, Jacques Vanière, and Charles Estienne (whose L'Agriculture et maison rustique [1570] is held by both the Arents Tobacco Collection and the Rare Book Division). Agricultural Americana in the Rare Book Division includes Jared Eliot's Essays upon Field-Husbandry in New England (1760), American Husbandry (1775) by "An American," and Samuel Deane's The New-England Farmer (1790).