Albany, NY: published by D. Steele; Packard & Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #009600
[ii], [i]- iv, -104, [iv], -210, followed by [ii] of contents (index). Original full calf binding with moderate wear and rubbing to extremities, attractively rebacked in full leather with new spine label. Illustrated by a frontisportrait of the author, two illustrated title pages, two maps (one folding), three engraved facsimiles of official documents, and one engraved plate. Previous owner's name on title page. Moderate to heavy foxing scattered throughout text. Textblock separating after the first few pages of text, with minor old tape repair to inner hinges. A few pages with small tears near the hinge/gutter here. Title continues "...of Modern Agricultural Societies, on the Berkshire System, from 1807, to the establishment of the Board of Agriculture in the State of New-York, January 10, 1820.