English Farming Past and Present' is based on an article which appeared in the 'Quarterly Review' for 1885. The article was subsequently expanded into a book, published in 1888, under the title 'The Pioneers and Progress of English Farming'. This fascinating text provides a detailed account of the evolution of English farming, and is a book sure to appeal to those with an interest in the history of farming. The chapters of this book include: 'The Mechanical System of Farming', 'The Break-Up of the Manor', 'Farming for Profit: Pasture and Sheep-Grazing', 'The Reign of Elizabeth', 'From James I. to the Restoration', 'The Later Stewarts and The Revolution', 'Jethro Tull and Lord Townshend', 'The Stock-Breeder's Art' and 'Robert Bakewell', etcetera. Originally published in 1936, we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on farming.