JOHNSON, Stephen William. Rural Economy: containing a Treatise on Pisé Building...On Buildings in General...on the Culture of the Vine; and on Turnpike Roads. New Brunswick, NJ: I. Riley & Co, 1806.

First and only edition, untrimmed. Johnson, a New Brunswick lawyer, dedicated this treatise on the ancient technique of building with rammed earth to Thomas Jeffersonwho later gave his copy to Library of Congress. Hitchcock 652.

Octavo (221 x 135mm). Half title. 8 engraved plates (plates toned with some spots). Modern half calf, untrimmed.
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