A Treatise on Cobbett's Corn - Containing Instructions for Propagating and Cultivating the Plant, and for Harvesting and Preserving the Crop; and also an account of the several uses to which the produce is applied, with minute directions relative to each mode of application. - William Cobbett 1828 - By William Cobbett, London - First Edition In 1820 on returning from the United States, were he had fled fearing arrest for his arguably seditious writings, Cobbett established a plant nursery at Kensington, where he trialed a dwarf strain of maize he found growing in a French cottage garden which grew well in England’s shorter summer. To help sell this variety, Cobbett published Treatise on Cobbett’s Corn. Charmingly written, including anecdotes of his travels through America, and the farming techniques and people he encounters there. The title and contents pages are printed on paper made from the husks and stalks of ‘Indian Corn’ (Maize).   'He is not only unquestionably the most powerful political writer of the present day, but one of the best writers in the language. He speaks and thinks plain, broad, downright English'. The only time I ever saw him he seemed to me a very pleasant man: easy of access, affable, clear-headed, deliberate and unruffled in his speach.’ - Hazlitt's Essay on Cobbett 1821

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  Bound in period quarter calf, red morrocco label, title in gilt, over grey-blue paper boards.   Condition: Near fine, with some very occasional spotting to end-papers and several pages, one page with ink line to margin.   Ref: 104023   Price: HK$ 2,500