Prices of Farm Products in Ireland: From Year to Year for Thirty-Six Years, Illustrated by Diagrams, with Observations on the Prospects of Irish Agriculture, Including the Substance of Letters Addressed to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M. P., in Februar by H Villiers Stuart (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Prices of Farm Products in Ireland: From Year to Year for Thirty-Six Years, Illustrated by Diagrams, With Observations on the Prospects of Irish Agriculture, Including the Substance of Letters Addressed to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M. P., In February March of This Year It will be observed that the diagrams are intersected by four vertical lines running from top to bottom. The object of these is to divide them into periods of ten years; these periods are referred to as decades, and run from 1850 to 1860, from 1860 to 1870, from 1870 to 1880, and from 1880 to 1890. As yet only half the present decade has elapsed, but it will be found particularly instructive to compare it with the corresponding period in previous decades, and also to compare the decades with each other. Various letters which have appeared in the press on the subject of prices have limited themselves to comparisons between the present prices and those prevailing in 1852, the year of Griffith's Valuation: but this is much too narrow a basis of comparison, and I invite its extension to a much wider scale. It is to facilitate this that I have constructed these diagrams, and I think that a study of them cant be otherwise than reassuring as to the future of Irish agriculture. Their object is to give, as it were, a bird's-eye view of the movements in prices of the chief staple products of Irish farming, for the third of a century, and to enable us to judge more fully of the prospects of the future by a survey of the past. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.