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An Account of the Culture and Use of the Mangel Wurzel or Root of Scarcity


Mangel Wurzel. 1788. Charles Dilly and J. Phillips. The Fourth Edition. With hand-coloured engraved frontis of Beta hybrida. Mangels are mentioned in George Orwell's book Animal Farm. Commerell wrote this monograph in French. Lettsom commissioned a translation of Commerell's book. Attractive marble boards with gilt title to spine. Pages uncut. tight copy . Clean with no inscriptions. Rare and collectable.