State College, MS: W.R. Thompson, . Hardcover. Small 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 350pp. Extensive illustrations (some color). Near fine/near fine. Endpapers (only) a tad spotted and age toned. Item #46828
An outstandingly bright and tight seventh edition of this in-depth, exceptionally well-illustrated 1949 farm land management study that proved surprisingly popular -- called in the foreword "the most complete, the most practical, the most usable and helpful publication on pastures ever written for farmers, students and agricultural workers." This lovely copy is inscribed and signed large and bold by the author in blue ink on front flyleaf: "Pastures will save our soil and let us make money from it at the same time. W.R. Thompson." Front/rear pastedown each bear the small name/address inkstamp of Southern States Soil Service of Memphis, Tennessee -- Thompson's prime readership. A choice copy.