How to Get a Farm, and Where to Find One. Showing that homesteads may be had by those desirous of securing them : with the public law on the subject of free homes, and suggestions from practical farmers; together with numerous successful experiences of others, who, though beginning with little or nothing, have become the owners of ample farms.

New York: James Miller, 1864.

Octavo, 345 pages. Advertisements. A guide to procuring inexpensive farm land during the Civil War. An early "Back-to-the-land" treatise. In this work, Morris, author of Ten Acres Enough, an early farm manual encouraging a return to the land, looks at specific regions and states, laws, and financial strategies for obtaining a farm. Tipped on to the front endpapers are two yellow advertisements, including one for "Gift Fruit Boxes" which explains that the idea for cheap boxes for this purpose had been proposed in Ten Acres enough. The Gift Fruit Boxes, sold by the book's publisher, are "strong and light" and can be shipped in flats and assembled by a child. Brown cloth slightly discolored, decorative blind stamp. Slight foxing throughout, with piece of top margin torn, pages 133-36. Generally very good.

Price: $300.00

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