Contained within this antique book is a comprehensive treatise on American manures, being a thorough guide for farmers and planters. The content of this volume includes a description of the elements and composition of plants and soils, a discussion on the theory and practice of composting, notes on the value of stable manure and waste products, chemical analyses of the principle manufactured fertilisers, and a full exposé of a number of frauds practiced upon purchasers. Despite being an old text, much of the information contained within it is still relevant and, as such, will be of value to modern farmers. This text will also appeal to collectors of antiquarian farming literature, and is not to be missed. It was originally published in 1872, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on the subject.