London: John Lane and the Bodley Head, 1912. Octavo. Item #027821
Engraved frontispiece and half-title, 632 pages, 16pp ads, index, folding genealogical chart of Thomas William Coke (showing his descent from Lord Chief Justice Coke). It adds that this covers his associations with both Englishmen and Americans. This edition has 22 illustrations from prints. He had the reputation of being the pioneer of modern agricultural work. He believed the wiser view in the 1770's was to understand the colonists. He drank a toast to General Washington and Lafayette said that Washington who read intensively about English farming methods did reciprocate. Bound in blue cloth pictorially stamped in white, spine lettering and top edge gilt, previous owner’s name dated 1912, scattered foxing mostly marginal.