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26.
Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians.
Boston: The Gourd Society of America, 1943. Ethnographical Series No. 2. Octavo, xiii, 119 pages. Plus 33 plates in black and white. Large folding chart of use categories. The second publication of The Gourd Society of America. Green cloth stamped in gilt. Fine. Scarce. (Item #4813)
Price: $450.00
Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians. Ernest S. Dodge.
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Sun-Dials and Roses of Yesterday. Garden Delights Which are Here Displayed in Very Truth and are Moreover Regarded as Emblems.
New York: Macmillan & Co, 1902. Thick, stout octavo, 461 pages. First edition, trade issue, of this thorough survey of sundials and roses (there was also simultaneously issued limited printing of 100). Thoroughly illustrated with black and white photographs of dials in various garden settings. The author was an amateur historian who wrote frequently on the Puritans and colonial America. Earle was a passenger on a ship headed for Egypt... (Item #2849)
Price: $150.00
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Small Manor Houses and Farmsteads in France. With an Introduction by Leigh French, Jr.
Philadelphia & London: J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1926. Octavo, 303 pages. Illustrated throughout with a color frontispiece and 253 half tones. First edition. A handsome survey of the architecture of manor houses and farmsteads in the provinces of France. With images of homes and details. Small chip to foot of dust jacket spine, otherwise fine. (Item #2230)
Price: $250.00
Small Manor Houses and Farmsteads in France. With an Introduction by Leigh French, Jr. Harold Donaldson Eberlein, Roger Wearne Ramsdell.
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Instructions for Setting Up and Operating Empire No. 1A Cream Separator.
Chicago/Bloomfield, IL: Empire Cream Separator Company, circa 1909. Instruction Manual, 19.8 x 13.8 cm, 32 pages. An indexed manual for a centrifugal device that separates milk into cream and skimmed milk. Contains instructions for getting the machine out of the box and cleaning for the first run to regulating the thickness of cream, as well as an "explanation of the adjustment of parts". Diagram of the machine appears on page... (Item #3303)
Price: $30.00
Instructions for Setting Up and Operating Empire No. 1A Cream Separator. Empire Cream Separator Company.
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The Complete Farmer and Rural Economist; Containing A Compendious Epitome of the Most Important Branches of Agricultural and Rural Economy [bound with] The New American Gardener, containing Practical Directions on the Culture of Fruits and Vegetables; Including Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Grapevines, Silk, Strawberries, &c. &c.
New York: C.M. Saxton, Agricultural Book Publisher, 1851. Octavo, vi, 345, 306 , [ads] pages. Later printing. Frontispiece engraving and illustrations after The Complete Farmer. A manual of mid-19th century modern husbandry bound with practical advice for gardening fruits and vegetables, from growing and preserving, to saving seeds. In blind-stamped green cloth and gilt stamped spine. Slight foxing throughout text, otherwise very good. (Item #3586)
Price: $200.00
The Complete Farmer and Rural Economist; Containing A Compendious Epitome of the Most Important Branches of Agricultural and Rural Economy [bound with] The New American Gardener, containing Practical Directions on the Culture of Fruits and Vegetables; Including Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Grapevines, Silk, Strawberries, &c. &c. Thomas G. Fessenden.
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Agricultural Chemistry, A Reference Text. Volume One: Principles of Agricultural Chemistry, & Volume Two: Practical Applications of Agricultural Chemistry.
Toronto/New York/London: Van Nostrand Company, 1950 & 1951. Two volumes. Quartos, 812 &588 pages. First editions. the standard textbook of agricultural chemistry in the years following the end of World War II, and the massive expansion of the use of chemicals in farming. Frear championed pesticides and other chemicals in all aspects of agriculture, and was early to claim that without pesticides man would be doomed to starvation. Fine in... (Item #1894)
Price: $300.00
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Pheromones of Social Bees.
Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Associates, 1987. Octavo, 218 pages. First edition. The first comprehensive volume on the subject of bee pheremones, by a member of the Bee Research Unit at the University of Cardiff in Wales. Fine in publisher's photographically illustrated boards. (Item #2465)
Price: $50.00
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Farm Drainage. The Principals, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land, with Stones, Wood, Plows and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles. Including Tables of Rainfall, Evaporation, Filtration, Excavation, Capacity of Pipes, Cost and Number to the Acres of Tiles, Etc., Etc.
New York: C.M. Saxton, Publisher, 1863. Octavo, 384 pages. Illustrated throughout. Later printing of the original 1859 edition. The "high water mark" of American drainage science. French, a Concord, N.H. farmer and judge, was the inventor of the French Drain, and father of sculptor Daniel Chester French. French was also an acquaintance of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and sprinkles the book liberally with quotes from the great Transcendentalist's poetry. This copy... (Item #2175)
Price: $200.00
Farm Drainage. The Principals, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land, with Stones, Wood, Plows and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles. Including Tables of Rainfall, Evaporation, Filtration, Excavation, Capacity of Pipes, Cost and Number to the Acres of Tiles, Etc., Etc. Henry F. French.
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Hand-Book of Ready Reference.
Springfield, Mass. The King-Richardson Publishing Company, 1897. Large octavo, 636 pages. Index. Glossary. Illustrated with engravings throughout the text, and with three chromolithographed manikins, 'Manikin of the Horse', 'Manikin of the Knee, Fetlock and Ankle of the Horse', and 'Manikin of the Cow', each created by the author for this book. The work contains chapters on cows, horses, swine, poultry as well as crops such as potatoes and fruit, and... (Item #5730)
Price: $60.00
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Of Garlands and Coronary or Garland Plants. Thomas Browne to John Evelyn Esq. F.R.S.
[Northampton, Massachusetts: Printed for The Smith College Museum of Art at the Gehenna Press, 1962]. Keepsake no. 5 of the Press. Octavo sewn in green, printed wrappers (23.5 x 15.5 cm.), [14]. Title page printed in black, green, and red. FIRST EDITION, publisher's "overprint" issue, limited to 250 copies printed for patrons and friends of the press; from a total edition of 750. Laid-in is a small printed statement from... (Item #6486)
Price: $50.00
Of Garlands and Coronary or Garland Plants. Thomas Browne to John Evelyn Esq. F.R.S. Gehenna Press, Thomas Browne, printer John Evelyn; Leonard Baskin.
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Perfume in the Garden.
London: Museum Press Limited, 1955. Octavo, 160 pages. First edition. The author investigates the most fragrant plants in the garden, including pinks, roses, narcissa, herbs, and 'winter fragrances'. A fine copy in green paper covered boards, in a near very good dust jacket, with a bit of chipping to the head of the spine. (Item #2073)
Price: $30.00
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Vegetable Gardening. A manual on the growing of vegetables for home use and marketing. Prepared especially for the classes of the School of agriculture of the University of Minnesota, by Samuel B. Green. With 115 illustrations.
St. Paul; Delano[Minn.]: Webb Publishing Company, Publisher's Agents; The Eagle Printing Company, 1896. Octavo (18 x 12.5 cm.), 224 pages. Illustrated. Index. FIRST EDITION. An important treatise on vegetable gardening, from the author of Amateur Fruit Growing, and a professor at the University of Minnesota. The instructions are appropriately for cold weather growing, written "for the growers of the Northern Mississippi Valley", at "the latitude of St. Paul and Minneapolis"... (Item #6005)
Price: $200.00
Vegetable Gardening. A manual on the growing of vegetables for home use and marketing. Prepared especially for the classes of the School of agriculture of the University of Minnesota, by Samuel B. Green. With 115 illustrations. Samuel B. Green, Samuel Bowdlear.
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Bacon Pigs in Canada. Notes on Breeding, Feeding, and Managing Swine with reports of Some Experiments.
Ottawa: Central Experimental Farm/Department of Agriculture, 1905. Octavo, 61 pages + illus. First edition of Bulletin no. 51 from Canada's Central Experimental Farm. A short but thorough examination of many aspects of bacon pig production, including a section on wintering and varieties of grain used for wintering. Movable enclosures, similar to our 'pig tractor' of today are discussed as well. With some light edgewear to the printed wrappers, and a.... (Item #1615)
Price: $120.00
Bacon Pigs in Canada. Notes on Breeding, Feeding, and Managing Swine with reports of Some Experiments. J. H. Grisdale.
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Pleasures of Herbs.
London: Museum Press Limited, 1964. Octavo, 186 pages. Illustrated with drawings by author. First edition. In this guide, Hatfield places herbs in historical context, illuminates a wide variety of uses, and offers growing strategies. Instructions on how to effectively use each herb's flavor in food and which herbs are best for a town garden accompany tips on which herb will keep your teeth white and breath fresh. "Here are facts... (Item #3039)
Price: $30.00
Pleasures of Herbs. Audrey Wynne Hatfield.
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Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants. Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1919: Twenty-Seventh Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II.
Albany: New York Department of Agriculture, 1919. Large quarto, 686 pages. First edition. Includes information on nearly 2900 edible foods, by far the largest and most complete study of its kind to the date of its publication. Very good in green cloth. (Item #1640)
Price: $180.00
Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants. Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1919: Twenty-Seventh Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II. U. P. Hedrick.
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A History of Horticulture in America to 1860.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. Octavo (23.5 x 16 cm.), xiii, 551 pages. Illustrated; bibliography. FIRST EDITION. Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick (1870-1951) was an American botanist and horticulturalist. He was director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, where he produced many of his most influential works, including his monumental series on fruits of America, titled Grapes, Pears, Plums, Small Fruits, etc., of New York. He also served as... (Item #6235)
Price: $90.00
A History of Horticulture in America to 1860. U. P. Hedrick, Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick.
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Théorie de l’art des jardins.
Amsterdam: Michel Rey, 1779, 1780. Two [of five] volumes. Quartos, xvi, 264 & iv, 240. Each 'Tome' with an engraved vignette title and ninety-five engraved illustrations. Christian Hirschfeld (1742 - 1792), Enlightenment scholar and rationalist, is perhaps best known for this five volume work on gardens. Published in German as the 'Theorie der Gartenkunst' at the same time as this French edition, Hirschfeld attempted to delineate the garden with the... (Item #1928)
Price: $2,000.00
Théorie de l’art des jardins. C. C. L. Hirschfeld.
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Steadying the world's price of the staples. An international commerce commission on ocean freight rates.
Rome: International Institute of Agriculture, 1915. Octavo, 24 pages. First edition. United States.; 63d Cong., 3d sess., 1914-1915. Some light edgewear to printed wrappers, otherwise very good. (Item #2982)
Price: $75.00
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The New England Farrier : or Farmers' receipt book : a selection of valuable receipts for the cure of diseases in horses, cattle, sheep & swine : with directions to farmers for choosing good stock : also, a variety of agricultural and miscellaneous receipts.
Philadelphia: John B. Perry, 198 Market Street, 1848. Duodecimo, 214 pages. Woodcut illustrated title page and one plate. Later printing. Originally issued in 1831, this popular manual of husbandry contain fairly complete instructions for the selection, care and maintenance of farm animals. It also includes numerous recipes and directions for keeping bees, improving pasture lands, preserving meats and dairy products, and saving seeds. One small recipe, "For Strains", has been... (Item #3086)
Price: $90.00
The New England Farrier : or Farmers' receipt book : a selection of valuable receipts for the cure of diseases in horses, cattle, sheep & swine : with directions to farmers for choosing good stock : also, a variety of agricultural and miscellaneous receipts. Paul Jewett.
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New England Book of Fruit : containing an abridgement of Manning's Descriptive Catalogue of the most valuable varieties of the pear, apple, peach, plum, and cherry, for New England culture. To which are added the grape, quince, gooseberry, current, and strawberry; with outlines of many of the finest pears, drawn from nature; with directions for pruning, grafting, budding, and general modes of culture. Third edition. Revised and enlarged.
Salem, Mass.; Boston: Published by W. & S.B. Ives; W.J. Reynolds & Co. B.B. Mussey & Co. and for sale at most of the agricultural and seed stores in the United States, 1847. Octavo (16.5 x 10.5 cm.), [viii], 144 pages. Hand-colored frontispiece and engraved title page. Illustrated with wood engravings of fruit. Index of varietals at rear. Third edition, revised and enlarged.. A brief but broad survey of the... (Item #5933)
Price: $180.00
New England Book of Fruit : containing an abridgement of Manning's Descriptive Catalogue of the most valuable varieties of the pear, apple, peach, plum, and cherry, for New England culture. To which are added the grape, quince, gooseberry, current, and strawberry; with outlines of many of the finest pears, drawn from nature; with directions for pruning, grafting, budding, and general modes of culture. Third edition. Revised and enlarged. John M. Ives, Robert Manning.
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How Crops Feed : A treatise on the atmosphere and the soil, as related to the nutrition of agricultural plants, with illustrations.
New York: Orange Judd Company, 1883. Octavo, 375, [9] pages. Illustrated. Later printing. A popular 19th century textbook of soil science and agricultural chemistry. Some age toning to pages, otherwise internally very good or better, in publisher's burgundy cloth, which is soiled and worn. Good only. (Item #3065)
Price: $40.00
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How Crops Grow. A treatise on the chemical composition, structure and life of the plant, for students of agriculture, with numerous illustrations and tables of analyses. Revised and Enlarged Edition.
New York: Orange Judd Company, 1893. Octavo, 394, [2] pages. Illustrated. Later printing, of the revised and enlarged edition. One of the most popular 19th century textbooks of agricultural chemistry. A fine copy, in publisher's gilt-stamped brick red cloth. (Item #3062)
Price: $90.00
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How Crops Grow. A treatise on the chemical composition, structure and life of the plant, for students of agriculture, with numerous illustrations and tables of analyses.
New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1868. Octavo, 394, [2] pages. Illustrated. First edition. One of the most popular 19th century textbooks of agricultural chemistry. Contemporary owner's ink signature to front fly, otherwise a fine copy, in publisher's gilt-stamped, pebbled brown cloth. (Item #3064)
Price: $150.00
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Tobacco Leaf Its Culture and Cure, Marketing and Manufacture - A Practical Handbook on the Most Approved Methods in Growing Harvesting Curing Packing and Selling Tobacco, Also of Tobacco Manufacture.
New York: Orange Judd Comapny, 1903. Thick octavo, 506, [6] pages. Illustrated. Later printing. A survey of all aspects of tobacco, from history and trade through various varieties of leaf and their uses. Some light foxing throughout, otherwise very good, in handsome, bright and clean publisher's gilt-stamped brown cloth. (Item #3063)
Price: $250.00
Tobacco Leaf Its Culture and Cure, Marketing and Manufacture - A Practical Handbook on the Most Approved Methods in Growing Harvesting Curing Packing and Selling Tobacco, Also of Tobacco Manufacture. Killebrew J. B., Herbert Myrick.
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Le menage universel de la ville et des champs, et le jardinier accomodez au gout du temps; contenant la patisserrie, confitures, liqueurs, la cuisine, le jardinage, la chasse et la pesche, secrets du menage, les abeilles, les chevauxm les etangs, viviers, canaux, fosses, et marais. Ouvrage utile a toutes fortes de personnes. Par Mr. de La Ferriere. Nouvelle Edition Augmentée... avec approbation et privilege.
Bruxelles: Chez Jean Leonard, Libraire-Imprimeur; rue de la Cour, 1733. Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm.), [2], 502, [21] pages. Table des Chapitres. Frontispiece illustration engraved by Harrewijn, Jacobus (1662-1732?). Four parts in one volume: Le Menage Universel de la Ville et des Champs; [with] Traité des Abeilles ou l'on Voit, both by de la Ferriere; [with] Nouveau Traité des Chevaux, la Maniere se la Nourir, et de les Elever... [and... (Item #6789)
Price: $900.00
Le menage universel de la ville et des champs, et le jardinier accomodez au gout du temps; contenant la patisserrie, confitures, liqueurs, la cuisine, le jardinage, la chasse et la pesche, secrets du menage, les abeilles, les chevauxm les etangs, viviers, canaux, fosses, et marais. Ouvrage utile a toutes fortes de personnes. Par Mr. de La Ferriere. Nouvelle Edition Augmentée... avec approbation et privilege. Abbé de La Ferrière, Jacobus Harrewijn.

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