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76.
The Buckeye bee-hive, or, The management of bees in double-walled hives, by E.R. Root.
Medina, Ohio: A.I. Root Co. 1911. Stapled booklet in wrappers (15 x 11 cm.), 93, [3] pages. Illustrated; publisher's advertisements. FIRST EDITION. A fairly broad introduction to beekeeping, though centered on the Buckeye Bee-hive, a type of hive developed by the author's father A.I. Root, founder of the A.I. Root Company, America's most well-known firm working in apiculture. Some age-toning to text block; in publisher's titled gray wrappers, with a.... (Item #6810)
Price: $120.00
The Buckeye bee-hive, or, The management of bees in double-walled hives, by E.R. Root. E. R. Root, Ernest Rob Root.
77.
Best Dairy and Farm Books. [Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook].
Manchester, NH: c. 1885. 29 x 18.5 cm. Quarto-sized scrapbook, sewn, 36 pages. A neatly assembled scrapbook of clippings mostly related to rural life and dairying in particular. Based on the typography of the clippings, they are sourced from just a few newspapers. Subjects include: "The Flavor of Eggs", "Fish Ponds", "Canned Food", "German Hot Beds", "Sheep as Renovators", and more. A fair number of articles are on apples and... (Item #4839)
Price: $150.00
Best Dairy and Farm Books. [Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook]. Scrapbook - Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook.
78.
The Observation Hive.
Burrowbridge, Bridgwater, Somerset: Bee Books New & Old, 1985. Octavo, 90 pages. Second edition. According to the author, the Technical Officer of the International Bee Research Asociation, the only book dedicated to the history, construction, use and maintenance of the observation hive. With the ownership signature of beekeeper W.S. Petch to the free front endpaper, otherwise fine, in brick-colored cloth, in a black and red printed dust jacket with only... (Item #2463)
Price: $30.00
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The Potatoe Plant, its uses and properties: together with the cause of the present malady ; the extension of that disease to other plants, the question of famine arising therefrom, and the best means of averting that calamity.
New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1847. Octavo (19 x 12 cm.), xxxvii, 157 pages. Index. Illustrated throughout in the text; [10] leaves of plates lacking (supplied here in facsimile). First American edition. A small volume, published on the wake of the Great Irish Famine by British surgeon Alfred Smee. The author proposes that the potato blight was caused by the aphid. Some medium foxing throughout; plates lacking, as noted above... (Item #6345)
Price: $90.00
The Potatoe Plant, its uses and properties: together with the cause of the present malady ; the extension of that disease to other plants, the question of famine arising therefrom, and the best means of averting that calamity. Alfred Smee.
80.
Cardamoms in Ceylon: With the Compliments of the Growers. [Cover title; caption title: Cardamoms. (Elettaria Cardamomum)].
[Colombo: Cave & Co., Printers, circa 1910]. Oblong booklet (18 x 14 cm.), [16] pages. Text illustrations from black-and-white photographs. FIRST & ONLY EDITION. A promotional pamphlet published by the cardamom growers of Ceylon, with information on cardamom cultivation, cardamom use in cooking, medicine and perfume, and trade statistics. The tentative date is derived from statistical data for 1909 contained in the text. Original pictorial self-wrappers. Some soil and discoloration... (Item #6833)
Price: $125.00
Cardamoms in Ceylon: With the Compliments of the Growers. [Cover title; caption title: Cardamoms. (Elettaria Cardamomum)]. Spices/herbs; Ceylon/Sri Lanka.
81.
The Family Farm and Gardens, and the Domestic Animals. in Three Parts. Illustrated. Part I. -The Family . Part II. -The Farm and Gardens . Part III. -Domestic Animals.
Auburn, NY: Auburn Publishing Co. 1860. Thick quarto, vi, 238, 261, 310, [5] pages. Publisher's ads. Illustrated. Second printing, original issued in 1859. Three works in one, with separate pagination. Over 800 pages of farm and garden advice. (Item #5056)
Price: $350.00
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The Fat of the Land; the Story of an American farm.
New York; London: The Macmillan Company, 1904. Octavo (19.5 14 cm.), vi, 406 pages. Frontispiece plan of the farm. First edition. The author left a life as a doctor in a large city to purchase land and develop a commercial farm in the country. The book moves back and forth between practical advice on running a good sized commercial operation, and dialogue-peppered narratives of country life one expects in "city... (Item #6125)
Price: $45.00
The Fat of the Land; the Story of an American farm. John Williams Streeter.
83.
Days Spent on a Doge's Farm.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Octavo (23 x 15 cm.), 254 pages. Illustrated, with frontispiece portrait of the doge, and additional illustrations in the text. FIRST EDITION. The first book authored independently by Margaret Symonds, daughter of John Addington Symonds, and published in the year of his death. Together with her father, they wrote Our Life in the Swiss Highlands (published in 1892). Foxing to some pages; abrasion mark to... (Item #6739)
Price: $75.00
84.
Pictures and Stories of Animals for the Little Ones at Home: Insects, Crustaceans, and Worms, with one hundred twenty-four wood engravings.
New York: Sheldon and Company, 498 and 500 Broadway, 1970. Octavo, viii, 150 pages. Illustrated. Later printing, originally published under this title in 1868. One of six volumes from the Juvenile Library of the Natural History of Animals. An introductory text on bees, butterflies and insects, for children. includes additional sections on spiders, crabs, lobsters, shrimps, barnacles, etc. Some light foxing throughout, and a bit of mustiness. In publisher's blind-stamped... (Item #5755)
Price: $60.00
85.
Illustrated Catalogue of Cider Mills, Wine Presses, Lard Presses, Wagon Jacks, &c.
Higganum, Conn. Higganum Manufacturing Corporation, c. 1880. Small octavo, 12 pages. A handsome small trade catalogue illustrated throughout with steel engravings of cider mills, wine presses, a lard press and more. Some wear to pink paper wrappers, with steel engraved illustration on the front panel, otherwise very good. [OCLC shows 4 listings for all years]. (Item #2199)
Price: $175.00
86.
Advertising broadside. Use the Union Parer and Corer for Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Turnips, Squash, Apples, Pears, Quinces, and Firm Peaches.
New York: Baley, 1883. Small advertising broadside, approximately 9x6". Illustrated with a simple steel engraving of a hand peeling a potato with a Union Parer. With a list of "points of excellence" as well directions and testimonials. Folded twice, but lies flat well, bottom edge a bit worn. In overall very good condition. (Item #1604)
Price: $60.00
87.
Coleman combined evaporator, baker and refrigerator : a portable fruit drier, baker and safe combined.
Hagerstown, MD: McCardell & Futterer, Printers, [1890]. Oblong stapled pamphlet, 7 pages, including three full-page illustrations. Small trade catalogue for this cabinet-sized fruit drier. A bit of dampstaining to a few pages at rear, otherwise very good. (Item #2260)
Price: $90.00
Coleman combined evaporator, baker and refrigerator : a portable fruit drier, baker and safe combined. Trade Catalogue - Evaporator, The Coleman Evaporating, of Western Maryland Fruit Preserving Company.
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Description of Jewett’s Patent Milk Pans together with certificates of utility, price list, &c. Townsend & Hyde, Malone, Franklin Co., N.Y. ; Owners of the patent right in the state of New York. H.N. Thomson, Agent for Chenango County.
Ogdensburg [New York]: Republic and Journal Steam Presses, 1873. Octavo-sized booklet, in stapled wrappers (18 x cm.), 24 pages. Illustrated. Title and publication information from wrapper. First edition, the issue for the New York patent (a Vermont issue was published by the Poland Steam Printing House of Montpelier). A trade catalogue for a simple but effective piece of dairy equipment, used to cool the milk and separate cream, usually as... (Item #6783)
Price: $120.00
89.
Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, an Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to introduce a new method of culture; wherein the produce of land will be increased, and the usual expence lessened. Together with accurate descriptions and cuts of the instruments employed in it. The third edition, very carefully corrected.
London: Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Catharine-street in the Strand, 1751. Octavo, xvi + 432 pages. Seven folding engraved plates. Complete. The third edition of Tull's agricultural classic, in which he introduced the seed drill. The drill, as well as various horse-drawn hoes and plows are illustrated in the plates. Tull was an early English proponent of the scientific advancement of agriculture, and helped bring about the British Agricultural... (Item #2326)
Price: $750.00
Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, an Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage. Designed to introduce a new method of culture; wherein the produce of land will be increased, and the usual expence lessened. Together with accurate descriptions and cuts of the instruments employed in it. The third edition, very carefully corrected. Jethro Tull.
90.
Essays on the Management of the Dairy; Including the Modern Practice of the Best Districts in the Manufacture of Cheese and Butter..., new edition, corrected & enlarged.
London: Printed for J. Harding, 36, St. James's Street, 1816. Duodecimo, 178 pages. The first publication under this title, but an updated of Josiah Twamey's Dairying Exemplified, originally published in 1784. The book was written as a single continuous chapter, but this has been remedied in this edition, with clear chapters and sections and a good table. In this expanded version, additional sections by different authors are added as well... (Item #5203)
Price: $400.00
Essays on the Management of the Dairy; Including the Modern Practice of the Best Districts in the Manufacture of Cheese and Butter..., new edition, corrected & enlarged. J. Twamley.
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Special Report on the Beet-Sugar Industry in the United States.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898. Octavo, 240 pages. With 2 large folding color maps. First edition. Previous owner's ink stamp to endpapers and to versos of maps. A thorough overview of the beet-sugar industry, with reports from various agricultural stations, and details on the regional status of beet farming and processing. Some staining to front panel of blue cloth-covered boards. Otherwise very good or better. (Item #2602)
Price: $40.00
92.
The Garden and Its Accessories, with explanatory illustrations.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1907. Octavo, 215 pages. Illustrated with halftones throughout. First edition. An overview of the physical elements of the garden, including summer houses, pergolas, trellises, bowers, sun dials, gazing globes, bird houses, bee skepes, fountains, walls, terraces, etc. Underwood was a respected nature photographer, and son of William Underwood of the eponymous canned food company. Frontispiece tissue guard lightly foxed, otherwise very good, in publisher's decorated... (Item #5321)
Price: $90.00
The Garden and Its Accessories, with explanatory illustrations. Loring Underwood.
93.
Fertilizers and Crops. Or, the Science and Practice of Plant Feeding.
New York: Orange Judd Publishing Inc. 1927. Thick octavo, 734 pages. Illustrated. Later printing of this work on soil science, originally published in 1912. Spine a bit sun faded, otherwise generally very good. (Item #1701)
Price: $35.00
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A Complete Guide to the Mystery and Management of Bees, by the Late William White Senior, of Shutford, Near Banbury, Oxon. To Which is Added, a Practical Monthly Bee Calendar, by the Late James Beesley, of Banbury.
Mytholimroid, England: Northern Bee Books, 1977. Octavo, 75 pages. Number 52 of a signed limited facsimile edition of 250 copies only. A reprint of the 1852 edition (the first edition was 1771). Handbound at Pennine Binding, Lydgate, Midgley, Halifax, England. With a calligraphic colophon, signed by the binder, D.A. Shinton. In addition to its desirability as one of the scarcer bee books, the 1852 edition of White's work, which this... (Item #2466)
Price: $250.00
95.
The Wiard Line. [catalog no. 41-A.]
Batavia, N.Y. Wiard Plow Co. [circa 1925]. Stapled booklet, (24.5 x 17 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated. Index. Title from cover. Trade catalogue of agricultural machinery manufactured by Wiard Plow. Originally founded as Wiard & Hough in East Avon, N.Y. in 1806, and moved to Batavia circa 1890, the company manufactured a wide range of farm implements, including plows, harvesters, scrapers, and harrows. The equipment depicted in this catalogue clearly sits... (Item #5954)
Price: $120.00
The Wiard Line. [catalog no. 41-A.]. Wiard Plow Company.
96.
Procession of Victuallers.
Philadelphia: Published by Joseph Yeager; printed by Charles Woodward, [circa 1821]. Engraving, etching and aquatint with hand-coloring and mezzotint on buff wove paper (plate: 50.5 x 66 cm.; image: 42.5 x 59 cm.). Second state, in which it is added that the view was “taken from M. Carey & Sons Book Store. S.E. corner of 4th and Chestnut Sts”. There is no known extant copy of the first state, but... (Item #5065)
Price: $5,000.00
Procession of Victuallers. Joseph Yeager, after John Lewis Krimmel, American (born Germany.
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How We Manage Swine, in Chester County. Containing several valuable Hints and Suggestions with Instructions for general Management of Sows with Pig, Store Hogs, Fattening Hogs, And Pigs Should be Weaned. Also Calenders [sic] and Tables Valuable to Every Breeder...by James Young Jr., & Co. Breeders and Shippers of the Pure Chester White Pigs, Marshalton, Chester County, Pa.
Marshalton, Chester County, Pa. James Young Jr. & Co. Book & Job Printer, 1866. Duodecimo, 28 pages. First edition. Illustrated. Wrappered booklet advising on the management of swine and promoting the qualities of the Chester White Breed. Prior to 1812, all non-wild pigs in the US were Yorkshire or Lincolnshire animals which had come from England. Soon after, the Chester White was developed from these breeds crossed with a white... (Item #3682)
Price: $300.00
How We Manage Swine, in Chester County. Containing several valuable Hints and Suggestions with Instructions for general Management of Sows with Pig, Store Hogs, Fattening Hogs, And Pigs Should be Weaned. Also Calenders [sic] and Tables Valuable to Every Breeder...by James Young Jr., & Co. Breeders and Shippers of the Pure Chester White Pigs, Marshalton, Chester County, Pa. Young Jr., James Co.

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