Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683-1757) The Art of Hatching and Bringing up Domestick Fowls of all Kinds.
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Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683-1757) The Art of Hatching and Bringing up Domestick Fowls of all Kinds. London: for Davis, Millar, and Nourse, 1750.
First English edition, illustrated with fifteen folding plates, bound in contemporary speckled calf, joints cracked, losses at head and tail, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
In this work, Réaumur describes his experiments in artificial incubation (i.e., using manure heaps and ovens) and new ways of keeping eggs fresh, among many other details of the daily practicalities of the keeping of fowl.
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