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Enclosure: Thomas Jefferson’s Catalogue of Books on Agriculture, [ca. 3 March 1817]

Enclosure

Catalogue of Books on Agriculture

[ca. 3 Mar. 1817]

Geoponica Bassi. Niclasii. Lipsiae. 1781. Gr. Lat. 2. v. 8vo
Owen’s translation of the Geoponics. Eng. 2. v. 8vo
Scriptores rei rusticae veteres. [Cato, Varro,1 Columella, Palladius.] the edition published at Leipsic by Schneider about 1790–9. 8vo
Oeconomie rurale de Saboureux. 6. v. 8vo [a transln of Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius]2
Dickson’s Husbandry of the antients. 2. v. 8vo

Dizzionario d’Agricultura dal Ronconi. 2. v. 8vo
L’Agricoltore del Trinci. 2. v. 12mo or 1. v. 8vo
Reflexions sur l’agriculture de Naples par Tupputi. 8vo
Corso di Agricultura dal Proposito Lastri. 5. v. 12mo
Istruzzione elementari di Agricultura, del Fabbroni. 8vo
Della Coltivazione degli Ulivi del Vettori, é degli Agrumi.3 8vo

Theatre d’agriculture de De Serres. 2. v. 4to the late edition with modern learned notes
Duhamel’s husbandry.
Rozier. there is a body of French husbandry published by the Abbé Rozier and others, of high reputation, in 10. or 12. vols 4to title not recollected.
Traité de la Vigne de Bidet et Duhamel. 2. v. 12mo
Maupin sur la vigne. 8vo
Traité sur la vigne, par Chaptal, Rozier, Parmentier et Dussieux. 2. v. 8vo
Lasteyrie du Cotonnier et de sa culture. 8vo
Daubenton’s advice to shepherds. 8vo [translated & published in Boston]
Lasteyrie sur les betes à laine d’Espagne. 8vo

Home’s principles of agriculture and vegetation. 8vo
Mills’s chemical elements of agriculture. 12mo
Kirwan on manures. 12mo
Hale’s statical essays. 2. v. 8vo
Tull’s horse-hoeing husbandry 8vo
Evelyn’s Terra. by Hunter. 4to
Hale’s body of husbandry 4. v. 8vo
Home’ gentleman farmer. 8vo
Young’s rural economy. 8vo } Young’s Annals of agriculture and many other works, written merely for money, are scarcely worth buying. those here named contain whatever of his is worth having
Young’s farmer’s guide. 8vo
Young’s experimental agriculture. 3. v. 8vo
Young’s travels in France.
Brown’s rural affairs.
the Rural Socrates.

Boardley’s Essays and Notes on husbandry 8vo
Taylor’s Arator. 12mo
Peters’s agricultural enquiries on Gypsum. 8vo
Livingston’s essay on sheep. 8vo
Memoirs of the Philadelphia agricultural society 2. v. 8vo
Transactions of the agricultural society of N. York, 4to
[there are some good works published in the Eastern states. titles unknown.]

Millar’s gardener’s dictionary. fol.
Millar’s gardener’s Calendar. 8vo
Abercrombie’s gardener’s pocket dictionary. 3. v. 12mo
Every man his own gardener. by Mawe. 12mo
McMahon’s American gardener’s Calendar 8vo [Philadelphia.]
American gardener by Gardiner & Hepburn. 12mo [Washington]
a Treatise on gardening by John Randolph. 16[o]4 [Richmond]
Culture de la grosse Asperge de Hollande par Filassier 12mo
De la Brosse de la culture du figuier. 12mo
Langley’s Pomona. fol.
Knight on the apple and pear, on cyder and perry. 12mo
Forsyth on the culture and management of fruit trees. 8vo
Evelyn’s Sylva.
Traité sur les Abeilles5 par della Rocca. 3. v. 8vo

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 209:37317); entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; brackets in original except as explained in notes 2 and 4 below. Printed in American Farmer 2 (1820): 94.

This list of recommended books on agriculture may have been based in part on a similar one that TJ prepared for Wilson Cary Nicholas in 1809 (see TJ to Nicholas, 16 Dec. 1809, and enclosure).

1American Farmer: “Barro,” here and in next entry.

2Omitted closing bracket editorially supplied.

3American Farmer: “agrunic.”

4Superscript illegible.

5American Farmer: “Abeitles.”

Index Entries

  • Abercrombie, John; The Gardener’s Pocket Dictionary search
  • A Compleat Body of Husbandry (T. Hale) search
  • Advice to Shepherds (Daubenton; trans. J. Bowdoin) search
  • Agricultural Enquiries on Plaister of Paris (R. Peters) search
  • agriculture; beekeeping search
  • agriculture; TJ lists works on search
  • American Farmer; prints TJ’s catalogue of books on agriculture search
  • Annals of Agriculture and Other Useful Arts (A. Young) search
  • A Practical Treatise of Husbandry (H. L. Duhamel du Monceau) search
  • Arator; being a series of Agricultural Essays, Practical & Political (J. Taylor) search
  • A Treatise on Agriculture and Rural Affairs (R. Brown) search
  • A Treatise on Gardening (J. Randolph) search
  • A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees: in which A New Method of Pruning and Training is Fully Described (W. Forsyth) search
  • A Treatise on the Culture of the Apple & Pear, and on the Manufacture of Cider & Perry (T. A. Knight) search
  • Bassus, Cassianus; Γεωπονικά Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX (ed. T. Owen;1805–06) search
  • Bassus, Cassianus; Γεωπονικά Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX (trans. P. Needham; ed. J. N. Niclas;1781) search
  • beekeeping; works on search
  • Bidet, Nicolas; Traité sur la nature et sur la culture de la Vigne search
  • books; on agriculture search
  • books; TJ recommends to G. W. Jeffreys search
  • Bordley, John Beale; Essays and Notes on Husbandry and Rural Affairs search
  • Bowdoin, James (1752–1811); translatesAdvice to Shepherds search
  • Brown, Robert; A Treatise on Agriculture and Rural Affairs search
  • Cato the Elder; Rei rusticae search
  • Chaptal, Jean Antoine, comte de; Traité théorique et pratique sur la Culture de la Vigne search
  • Columella; Rei rusticae search
  • Corso di agricoltura (M. A. Lastri) search
  • Cours complet d’agriculture, théorique, practique, économique, et de médicine rurale et vétérinaire … ou dictionnaire universel d’agriculture (F. Rozier) search
  • Culture de la Grosse Asperge dite de Hollande (J. J. Fillassier) search
  • Daubenton, Louis Jean Marie; Advice to Shepherds (trans. J. Bowdoin) search
  • Della Rocca, Abbé; Traité Complet sur les Abeilles search
  • Dickson, Adam; The Husbandry of the Ancients search
  • Dizionario d’agricoltura o sia la coltivazione italiana (I. Ronconi) search
  • Du Cotonnier et de sa Culture (C. P. De Lasteyrie) search
  • Duhamel Du Monceau, Henri Louis; A Practical Treatise of Husbandry search
  • Duhamel Du Monceau, Henri Louis; Traité sur la nature et sur la culture de la Vigne search
  • Essay on Sheep (R. R. Livingston) search
  • Essays and Notes on Husbandry and Rural Affairs (J. B. Bordley) search
  • Evelyn, John; Sylva, or a Discourse on Forest-Trees search
  • Evelyn, John; Terra: A Philosophical Discourse of Earth search
  • Every Man His Own Gardener (T. Mawe) search
  • Fabbroni, Adamo; Istruzioni elementari di agricoltura search
  • Fillassier, Jean Jacques; Culture de la Grosse Asperge dite De Hollande search
  • Forsyth, William; A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees; in which A New Method of Pruning and Training is Fully Described search
  • Gardiner, John (author); The American Gardener search
  • Gyllenborg, Gustav Adolph; The Natural and Chemical Elements of Agriculture (trans. J. Mills) search
  • gypsum (plaster of paris); used as fertilizer search
  • Hale, Thomas; A Compleat Body of Husbandry search
  • Hales, Stephen; Statical Essays: containing Vegetable Staticks search
  • Hepburn, David; The American Gardener search
  • Hirzel, Hans Caspar; The Rural Socrates search
  • Home, Francis; The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation search
  • Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage (J. Tull) search
  • Istruzioni elementari di agricoltura (A. Fabbroni) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; recommends books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Catalogue of Books on Agriculture search
  • Kames (Kaim), Henry Home, Lord; The Gentleman Farmer search
  • Kirwan, Richard; The Manures Most Advantageously Applicable to The various Sorts of Soils search
  • Knight, Thomas Andrew; A Treatise on the Culture of the Apple & Pear, and on the Manufacture of Cider & Perry search
  • La Brousse, Mr. de; Traité de la Culture du Figuier, suivi d’observations & d’expériences sur la meilleure maniere de cultiver search
  • Langley, Batty; Pomona: or, The Fruit-Garden Illustrated search
  • Lasteyrie-Dusaillant, Charles Philibert, comte De; Du Cotonnier et de sa Culture search
  • Lasteyrie-Dusaillant, Charles Philibert, comte De; Traité sur les Bêtes-à-Laine d’Espagne search
  • Lastri, Marco Antonio; Corso di agricoltura search
  • Le Théâtre d’Agriculture et Mesnage des Champs (O. de Serres) search
  • Livingston, Robert R.; Essay on Sheep search
  • L’Agricoltore Sperimentato (C. Trinci) search
  • Maupin; Nouvelle méthode non encore publiée pour planter et cultiver la vigne search
  • Mawe, Thomas; Every Man His Own Gardener search
  • McMahon, Bernard; The American Gardener’s Calendar search
  • Memoirs of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture search
  • Miller, Philip; The Gardeners Dictionary search
  • Miller, Philip; The Gardeners Kalendar search
  • Mills, John; translatesThe Natural and Chemical Elements of Agriculture (G. A. Gyllenborg) search
  • Needham, Peter; translatesΓεωπονικά Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX (C. Bassus;1781) search
  • New York (state); Transactions of the Society, instituted in the State of New-York, for the promotion of Agriculture, Arts, and Manufactures search
  • Niclas, Johann Nicolaus; editsΓεωπονικά Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX (C. Bassus;1781) search
  • Nouvelle méthode non encore publiée pour planter et cultiver la vigne (Maupin) search
  • Owen, Thomas; editsΓεωπονικά Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX (C. Bassus;1805–06) search
  • Palladius; Rei rusticae search
  • Parmentier, Antoine Auguste; Traité théorique et pratique sur la Culture de la Vigne search
  • Peters, Richard; Agricultural Enquiries on Plaister of Paris search
  • Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture; Memoirs search
  • Pomona: or, The Fruit-Garden Illustrated (B. Langley) search
  • Randolph, John (ca.1727–84); A Treatise on Gardening search
  • Réflexions Succinctes sur l’état de l’Agriculture, et de quelques autres parties de l’administration, dans le Royaume de Naples, sous Ferdinand IV (D. Tupputi) search
  • Rei rusticae (Cato; Columella; Palladius; Varro) search
  • Ronconi, Ignazio; Dizionario d’agricoltura o sia la coltivazione italiana search
  • Rozier, François; Cours complet d’agriculture, théorique, practique, économique, et de médicine rurale et vétérinaire … ou dictionnaire universel d’agriculture search
  • Rozier, François; Traité théorique et pratique sur la Culture de la Vigne search
  • Rural Oeconomy: or, Essays on the Practical Parts of Husbandry (A. Young) search
  • Saboureux de La Bonnetrie, Charles François; Traduction d’Anciens Ouvrages Latins relatifs à l’Agriculture et à la Médecine Vétérinaire, avec des Notes search
  • Serres, Olivier de; Le Théâtre d’Agriculture et Mesnage des Champs search
  • Statical Essays: containing Vegetable Staticks (S. Hales) search
  • Sylva, or a Discourse on Forest-Trees (J. Evelyn) search
  • Taylor, John (of Caroline); Arator: being a series of Agricultural Essays, Practical & Political search
  • Terra: A Philosophical Discourse of Earth (J. Evelyn) search
  • The American Gardener (J. Gardiner and D. Hepburn) search
  • The American Gardener’s Calendar (B. McMahon) search
  • The Farmer’s Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms (A. Young) search
  • The Gardeners Dictionary (P. Miller) search
  • The Gardeners Kalendar (P. Miller) search
  • The Gardener’s Pocket Dictionary (J. Abercrombie) search
  • The Gentleman Farmer (H. H. Kames) search
  • The Husbandry of the Ancients (A. Dickson) search
  • The Manures Most Advantageously Applicable to The various Sorts of Soils (R. Kirwan) search
  • The Natural and Chemical Elements of Agriculture (G. A. Gyllenborg; trans. J. Mills) search
  • The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation (F. Home) search
  • The Rural Socrates (H. C. Hirzel) search
  • Traduction d’Anciens Ouvrages Latins relatifs à l’Agriculture et à la Médecine Vétérinaire, avec des Notes (C. F. Saboureux de La Bonnetrie) search
  • Traité Complet sur les Abeilles (Della Rocca) search
  • Traité de la Culture du Figuier, suivi d’observations & d’expériences sur la meilleure maniere de cultiver (La Brousse) search
  • Traité sur la nature et sur la culture de la Vigne (N. Bidet and H. L. Duhamel Du Monceau) search
  • Traité sur les Bêtes-à-Laine d’Espagne (C. P. De Lasteyrie) search
  • Traité théorique et pratique sur la Culture de la Vigne (J. A. Chaptal, A. A. Parmentier, F. Rozier, and L. d’Ussieux) search
  • Transactions of the Society, instituted in the State of New-York, for the promotion of Agriculture, Arts, and Manufactures search
  • Trattato di Piero Vettori delle lodi e della coltivazione degli ulivi (P. Vettori) search
  • Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789 (A. Young) search
  • Trinci, Cosimo; L’Agricoltore Sperimentato search
  • Tull, Jethro; Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage search
  • Tupputi, Dominique; Réflexions Succinctes sur l’état de l’Agriculture, et de quelques autres parties de l’administration, dans le Royaume de Naples, sous Ferdinand IV search
  • Ussieux, Louis d’; Traité théorique et pratique sur la Culture de la Vigne search
  • Varro (Marcus Terentius Varro); Rei rusticae search
  • Vettori, Pietro; Trattato di Piero Vettori delle lodi e della coltivazione degli ulivi search
  • Young, Arthur; A Course of Experimental Agriculture search
  • Young, Arthur; Annals of Agriculture and Other Useful Arts search
  • Young, Arthur; Rural Oeconomy: or, Essays on the Practical Parts of Husbandry search
  • Young, Arthur; The Farmer’s Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms search
  • Young, Arthur; Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789 search
  • Γεωπονικά Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX (C. Bassus); edited by T. Owen (1805–06) search
  • Γεωπονικά Geoponicorum sive de re rustica libri XX (C. Bassus); translated by P. Needham; edited by J. N. Niclas (1781) search