THE DUTY OF A STEWARD TO HIS LORD, represented under several plain and distinct articles; wherein may be seen the indirect practices of several stewards, tending to lessen, and several methods likely to improve their Lords estates. To which is added an appendix, shewing the way to plenty,
London: Shuckburgh at the Sun, 1727. First Edition 4to, pp. 212. Illustrated with charts in the text and two folding plates showing a survey of Dun Boggs Farm and illustrations of hedges. A fine crisp copy in contemporary calf (front cover almost separate) See Henry Vol. II, p. 419 (note). (Item ID: 8881)
Laurence was the brother of the John Laurence, author of The Clergyman's Recreation (1714) and was a land surveyor and appraiser. The text offers methods for the economic control of estates as well as particular agricultural advice on sheep, dung, turnips, etc. Lawrence (d. 1740?) resided chiefly in Northamptonshire. He became an expert on all agricultural subjects and was famous for his books, maps... [His] books were written for the use of the stewards and tenants of the young Duke of Buckingham[DNB Vol. 32, p. 204-5].