The Living Soil by Evelyn Barbara Balfour. Publication date: 1945 Fifth Edition (first published 1943). Ee photos for condition of dustwrapper and cover. Faber and Faber Limited, London. Size: 9" by 5.5".A rare early edition of this seminal work on organic agriculture. Eve Balfour's "The Living Soil" made an international impact during the Second World War, and inspired the founding of the Soil Association in 1946. Her skilful synthesis of evidence from other disciplines commanded respect even from opponents, some of whom considered "The Living Soil" a distinct threat to the new fertiliser industry. It is regarded as one of the great classics of organic literature. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
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