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The Clergy-Man's Recreation : Shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening. [With:] The Gentleman's Recreation : or the Second Part of the Art of Gardening Improved. Containing Several New Experiments and Curious Observations relating to Fruit Trees: Particularly a New Method of Building Walls with Horizontal Shelters.
London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, between the Temple Gates in Fleet Street, 1717. Two works bound as one. Octavo, 84 & [19], 115, [1] pages. Fifth and Second editions, respectively. The "first original eighteenth century English treatise on gardening" [Henrey, p. 415], together with its companion, The Gentleman's Recreation. In 1718, following the printing of this volume, a third work was added, The Fruit-garden Kalendar... in order to make his... (Item #2848)
Price: $1,000.00
The Clergy-Man's Recreation : Shewing the Pleasure and Profit of the Art of Gardening. [With:] The Gentleman's Recreation : or the Second Part of the Art of Gardening Improved. Containing Several New Experiments and Curious Observations relating to Fruit Trees: Particularly a New Method of Building Walls with Horizontal Shelters. John Lawrence, Laurence.
52.
Moubray on breeding, rearing and fattening all kinds of poultry, cows, swine, and other domestic animals.
Boston / New York: Joseph Breck and Co. / G.C. Thorburn, 1837. Duodecimo, xii, 278 pages. Illustrated. Index. Second American, from the sixth London edition. Pages show evidence of having been dog-eared, age-toned throughout, in original green ribbon-cloth binding. Binding soiled, and morocco spine label chipped. Good. (Item #4796)
Price: $120.00
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Facts About Peat as an Article of Fuel. To Which is added, a Chapter on the Untilization of Coal Dust with Peat for the Production of an Excellent Fuel, at Moderate Cost. Specially Adapted for Steam Service
Boston: Lee and Shepard; stereotyped at the Boston Sterotype Foundry, 1867. Octavo, iv, [4], 316 pages. Advertisements in the front matter for the author's mill, and for Leavitt's Peat Journal, his periodical dedicated tot he subject. Engraved frontispiece illustrating Leavitt's Peat Condensing and Mouding Mill. ~ Third edition, revised and enlarged; nearly three times the size of the original 1865 issue, and twice that of the 1866. Peat bogs and... (Item #5935)
Price: $50.00
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La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou Économie générale de tous les biens de campagne; la maniere de les entretenir & de les multiplier; donnée ci-devant au public... Dixieme edition, augm. considérablement, & mise en meilleur ordre; avec la vertu des simples, l'apothicairerie; les décisions du droit françois sur les matieres rurales et enrichie de fig. en taille-douce par M.*** [Henricus Besnier].
Paris: Chez Durand, Neveu, Libraire, rue Galande, Hotel Lesseville, a la Sagesse, 1775. 2 volumes, quartos, 916 pages. Frontispiece to volume one, illustrations, 2 folded plates (other illustrations). Stated tenth edition, revised and augmented. A great work of French rural economy, based largely on an earlier work by Charles Estienne. Le Nouvelle Maison Rustique remained in print throughout the eighteenth century. It includes advice on all aspects of managing a.... (Item #4808)
Price: $1,200.00
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Le Jardinier Fleuriste, ou la culture universelle des fleurs, arbres, arbustes, arbrisseaux servant à l'embellissement des jardins. Contenant plusieurs parterres sur des dessins nouveaux, bosquets, boulingrins, salles, sallons, & autres ornemens de jardin. Avec la maniere de rechercher les eaux, de les conduire dans les jardins, & une instruction sur les bassins: ouvrage ou tous les curieux trouveront de quoi s'amuser agréablement.
Rouen: Chez la veuve de Pierre Dumesnil, 1787. Duodecimo, xij, 419, [1] pages. With fourteen folding leaves of plates, and additional illustrations and ornaments in the text. A later printing of the very popular work of agriculturalist Louis Liger, on flowers and gardening. In a modern binding in imitation of eighteenth century style, in full brown morocco, with compartmented, and gilt-decorated spine. All edges gilt. Fine. With the bookplate of... (Item #4706)
Price: $750.00
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Le Menage des Champs, et le Jardinier Francois accommodez au gout des temps: Dans lesquelles on peut apprende faciliment a apreter tout ce qui est necessaire pour l'usage de la vie a la Compagne, & meme de la Ville; & la maniere de cultiver parfaitement les Jardins fruitiers, potagers, & flueristes, avec un traite de la Chasse & de la Peche; Ouvrage utile a toutes sorte de personnes.
Paris: Michel David, 1711. Octavo, [6], 536, [8] pages. Frontispiece, five leaves of folding plates. Second printing of the first edition. Michel David issued the title originally in 1710. A compilation of two seventeenth century works by Nicolas de Bonnefons, here issued under a royal privilege granted to Louis Liger, sieur d'Auxerre (1658-1717). The work is divided into four books, the first three concerning cooking, the fourth dealing with gardening... (Item #2692)
Price: $1,200.00
Le Menage des Champs, et le Jardinier Francois accommodez au gout des temps: Dans lesquelles on peut apprende faciliment a apreter tout ce qui est necessaire pour l'usage de la vie a la Compagne, & meme de la Ville; & la maniere de cultiver parfaitement les Jardins fruitiers, potagers, & flueristes, avec un traite de la Chasse & de la Peche; Ouvrage utile a toutes sorte de personnes. Louis Liger, Nicolas de Bonnefons.
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The American Vine-Dresser's Guide. New and Revised Edition.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1872. Octavo, 123 pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Facing English and French texts. Third edition, an early facsimile of the original G.&C. Carwill edition of 1827. In 1829, Cargill issued a slightly expanded edition with some changes in the translation. Loubat was among the first to recognize the potential of American soil for quality wine grapes. He claims to have planted as many... (Item #2008)
Price: $200.00
The American Vine-Dresser's Guide. New and Revised Edition. Alphonse Loubat.
58.
The Culture of the Peach and Nectarine.
London: Groombridge, 1859. Octavo, v, 52, [2] pages. Ads. Chromolithograph frontispiece. First edition. Fine in original blind and gilt-stamped green cloth. (Item #5054)
Price: $400.00
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The Pea.
New Delhi: Published for the United States Dept. of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. by Amerind Pub. Co.;Oxonian Press, 1983. Large octavo (24 x 16 cm.), [7], 267 pages. Illustrated. Bibliography. First English language edition; originally published in Russian as Gorokh (Leningrad: Kolos, 1973).A detailed description of the pea plant, its morphology, biological and genetic data together with practical information on grain, vegetable and fodder varieties, and... (Item #6012)
Price: $60.00
The Pea. R. Kh Makasheva.
60.
On Planting and Rural Ornament. A Practical Treatise.
London: Printed for G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty, 1803. Two volumes. Octavos, xxii+408+7 pages index & xx.+ 454 +4 pages index. Third edition. The first volume contains information on woodlands, hedgerows, forestry, the history of planting, and the use of place. The second volume contains a thorough dictionary of trees. Marshall was one of the first professional landscape improvers to write a manual. Internally near fine, pages generally fresh... (Item #1890)
Price: $500.00
On Planting and Rural Ornament. A Practical Treatise. Marshall, William.
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The Gardeners Kalendar Directing What Works are Necessary to be Performed Every Month in the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure-Gardens, As also in the Conservatory and Nursery. Shewing I. The particular Seasons for the Propagation of all Sorts of Esculent Plants and Fruits, with the Times with the time when each Sort is proper for the Table. II. The proper Seasons for Transplanting all Sorts of Trees, Shrubs, and Plants, with the Time of their Flowering. By Philip Miller, F. R. S. Member of the Botanic Academy at Florence, and Gardener to the Worshipful Company of Apothecaries, at their Botanic Garden in Chelsea With a List of the Medicinal Plants, which may be gathered for Use each Month.
London: Printed for the Author; and sold by John Rivington in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, H. Woodfall, etc. 1769. Very Good. Fifteenth Edition. lxvi, [ii], 382, [22] pages. Engraved frontispiece and five folding plates. Occasional light browning. A very good copy in full recent calf, in matching style. (Item #5057)
Price: $500.00
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Heart's Delight Farm [title from cover].
[Chicago, Il. The Lammers Schilling Company, 1915]. Folio (32.5 x 27 cm.), 114 pages. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs and drawings in sepia-tone and duo-tone of the exterior and interior of buildings, landscapes, machinery, and livestock of the historic Heart's Delight Farm. One mounted plate of a reproduction of a color painting in rear. Printed throughout on heavy card stock. Title from cover; publication information from interior of rear wrapper... (Item #6562)
Price: $350.00
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Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases.
Ithaca: Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, 1978. Octavo, 430 pages. First edition. A collection of essays on the enemies of honey bees, from the leading scholars in the field.Fine in a near fine dust jacket, with only a touch of edgewear. Inscribed by the author, "To Herman Sanders, with very best wishes - Roger A. Morse". Dr. Herman Sanders was the first American doctor to be tried for euthanasia, in 1950... (Item #2461)
Price: $150.00
Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases. Roger A. Morse.
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Garden Spice and Wild Pot-Herbs. With illustrations cut on wood by Elfriede Abbe.
Ithaca, NY: Printed by Elfiede Abbe, 1954. Large quarto (30 x 22 cm.), 211 pages. FIRST EDITION, deluxe issue, limited to ninety hand-numbered copies printed on hand-made Japanese Kochi paper. This is copy number fifty-five. Illustrated with original woodblock prints and two prints made from zinc plates. One folding plate. Includes a list of Synonyms, a Glossary and an Index. A late American herbal of both garden and wild plants... (Item #2231)
Price: $750.00
Garden Spice and Wild Pot-Herbs. With illustrations cut on wood by Elfriede Abbe. Walter Conrad Muenscher, Myron Arthur Rice, Elfriede Abbe.
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The Apiary; or, Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture. Being a Familiar Account of the Habits of Bees; and the Most Improved Methods of Management, with Full Direction, Adapted for the Cottager, Farmer, or Scientific Apiarian.
London: Geo. Neighbour and Sons, 1866. Octavo, 274 pages + 3 ads. Illustrated with two plates and additional illustrations in the text. Second, enlarged edition. In their bibliography, British Bee Books, 1500-1976, the IBRA states of the publishers, "Neighbour and Sons were considerable appliance dealers. The book contains their catalogue, and an account of their stand at the 1851 Exhibition, and at the International Exhibition of 1862." Some foxing throughout... (Item #2436)
Price: $100.00
The Apiary; or, Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture. Being a Familiar Account of the Habits of Bees; and the Most Improved Methods of Management, with Full Direction, Adapted for the Cottager, Farmer, or Scientific Apiarian. Alfred Neighbour.
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Circular Advice, In regard to Preparing, Packing and Shipping Articles of Produce for the New York Market.
New York: New York Market, circa 1890s. Small octavo, 32 pages. A practical handbook for the proper shipment of goods including produce, meats, and poultry for sale at the New York Market. Advice includes regulations regarding marking and shipping of packages; shipping in ice; methods of killing poultry; selection of spring lambs; customary care for hops and honey; and uniform selection of apples and pears, among other items and rules... (Item #3242)
Price: $100.00
Circular Advice, In regard to Preparing, Packing and Shipping Articles of Produce for the New York Market. New York Market.
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Osborne, Farm Annual. 1913.
Auburn, NY: Osborne Division, 1913. Octavo, 96 pages. Illustrated throughout. A handsome farm annual, with lots of information on general farm tasks, and depictions of how the Osborne line of farm tools and implements can make those tasks easier. Includes some basic recipes, lunar charts, and photos and line drawings of tools. The chromolithographed wrappers depict the goddess of agriculture, Ceres, walking through a garden gate. Very near fine. (Item #2126)
Price: $60.00
Osborne, Farm Annual. 1913. Osborne Division, International Harvester.
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The Handy Housekeeper: Containing many of the good things that have appeared in the "Farm Journal" for the past eight years, with other new and original hints and helps for busy rural housewives. Edited by Our Country Cousin.
Philadelphia and Chicago: Farm Journal; copyright 1885 by Wilmer Atkinson; Electroplated, printed, and bound by J.F. Dickson & Co. 1886. Duodecimo (13 x 8.5 cm.), 64 pages. Illustrated. Table of contents is really a short index. Second printing. The 1885 original issue appears to have been 96 pages long, and larger in dimensions (18 cm. tall). A home economics manual for the rural housewife, drawn from the pages of Farm... (Item #6692)
Price: $90.00
The Handy Housekeeper: Containing many of the good things that have appeared in the "Farm Journal" for the past eight years, with other new and original hints and helps for busy rural housewives. Edited by Our Country Cousin. Our Country Cousin; Farm Journal; Wilmer Atkinson.
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1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O.
Cleveland, Ohio: Peekskill Plow Works, 1871. Stapled, octavo-sized brochure, 8 pages. Illustrated throughout with steel engravings, of each press, mill or screw. Includes a page dedicated to recipes for "Good, Pure Cider". Quarter-sized abrasion to rear wrapper, and fold marks,otherwise near fine in printed pale blue wrappers. [OCLC shows only one copy for this year, and four copies for all years]. (Item #2198)
Price: $250.00
1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O. Peekskill Plow Works.
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[The Fairview Nurseries, Geneva, N.Y.]
[Geneva, N.Y.; Rochester, N.Y. The Nursery; Rochester Litho. Co. circa 1880s]. Tall, top-hinged octavo (22.5 x 15 cm.), [152] pages. Illustrated in chromolithography and half-tone prints overprinted in one or two colors. Rectos contain images of the individual varieties of plants, while the versos contain descriptive text. Title from cover. An attractive sample book, from Geneva New York's Fairview Nurseries, using what appears to exclusively images from the famous Rochester... (Item #6502)
Price: $250.00
[The Fairview Nurseries, Geneva, N.Y.]. Pomology & horticulture – Nursery sample book.
71.
Making the Best Apple Cider.
Pownal, VT: Storey Communications, Incorporated, 1980. Octavo-sized booklet, 32 pages. First edition. Near fine in wrappers. (Item #4799)
Price: $50.00
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Advertising booklet.
New London, CT: Quinnipiac Fertilizer Co. 1884. Duodecimo, 40 pages. Advertising booklet for Quinnipiac Fish and Phosphate fertilizer, containing predominantly testimonials from growers about the value of using this product. Also contains a seven page list of farmers, organized by town, with the recommendation that you ask them yourself. With a tiny chip to the fore edge of the rust colored wrappers, and a tiny damp stain to the foot... (Item #1605)
Price: $80.00
Advertising booklet. Quinnipiac Fertilizer Co.
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The Journal of the American Agricultural Association. Vol. 1, No. 1.
New York: Published by the Association, 1881. Large octavo, 260 + xxvi pages ads. Illustrated. The first issue of this journal issued by the A.A.A. with the original prospectus for the journal laid in. Includes articles on seed quality, dairying, Holstein cattle, watermelons, irrigation in California, wheat, sheep, fish and more. Of particular interest are essays, Daniel Ammen's "Country Homes and Who Should Have Them" which addresses on both practical... (Item #2129)
Price: $90.00
The Journal of the American Agricultural Association. Vol. 1, No. 1. Joseph H. Reall.
74.
Coffee Cultural Practices in the Kona District of Haiwaii.
Honolulu: The University of Hawaii, 1935. Stapled booklet, 64 pages. Illustrated with charts and photographs. First edition. Detailed description of the cultivation of coffee plants in an area famous for its quality coffee beans. Includes planting, soil, bringing back neglected plants etc. Small crease to wrappers, a bit of age-toning, otherwise near fine in printed gray wrappers. (Item #2981)
Price: $75.00
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Farm Products in Industry.
New York: Rae D. Henkle, 1929. Octavo, 318 pages. Illustrated. First edition, second printing. The "first practical utilization of cornstalks for the manufacture of paper stock." (from the colophon). The antique finished text paper was made by the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company, and the coated paper for photographic illustrations by the Michigan Paper Company. A survey of traditional farm products and byproducts and their potential uses in industry. Previous owner's... (Item #1892)
Price: $90.00

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