Hints for the Small Farmers of Ireland (1830)
Book ID: 65873
Hints for the Small Farmers of Ireland. Fourth Edition. Dublin: J. Charles, 1830. Pp 176. Small 8vo. Plain cloth boards, lightly faded. Contents in nice bright condition.
Illustrated with a frontispiece plan and elevation depicting a farmer’s cottage.
A collection of 24 essays on various aspects of farming methods from crops to livestock management. Originally published in detached numbers in the Wexford Herald and first appearing in book form in 1828.
The Rev. William Hickey produced many pamphlets under the pseudonym Martin Doyle, this, his most important contribution to agricultural improvement, attempts to instill a scientific understanding of agriculture in place of the traditional methods of the rural poor.