Die Bodenvergiftung durch die Wurzel-Ausscheidungen der Pflanzen als vorzüglichster Grund für die Pflanzen-Wechsel-Wirthschaft - About the Book and Translator’s Note
Von Uslar’s book Die Bodenvergiftung durch die Wurzel-Ausscheidungen der Pflanzen als vorzüglichster Grund für die Pflanzen-Wechsel-Wirthschaft was first published in 1844 in Altona by Georg Blatt (Figure 6). The actual printer was Gustav Osch. The original issue appeared as a book in octavo format of 166 pages, including the title leaf, corrigenda, and tailpiece. It came in a green paper wrapper, as was the custom at the time, for the cost of proper binding was at the discretion of the owner. The selling price was apparently one thaler (taler), equivalent in today’s terms to perhaps about $100. However, this is very difficult to assess, as the range in wages across the spectrum of German society was much broader than today. For example a peasant farmer could earn as little as 50 thaler in a year, whereas, a university student had costs of about 1000 thaler per annum.
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