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 panel. ~ Evident third edition. Each of the three editions had significantly different pagination: the first, of 1909 (164 pages); the second of 1911 (with just 64 pages); and this third edition (114 pages). The Farm also issued numerous short promotional pieces for various pieces of equipment or process on the farm. The farm was situated in Chazy, Clinton County, NY. At the time of this printing, the farm was on nearly 12,000 acres of land with barns, twenty miles of roadways, ten concrete dams, lakes & springs, over 10,000 maple trees, a grist mill, sausage factory, countless labor saving machinery, game preserves with bison, deer, elk and partridge, as well as staples raising purebred Percheron horses. Other livestock included Short horn Durham cattle, Dorset sheep, Yorkshire and Chester White swine, poultry, etc. The farm utilized a scientific approach to agriculture on a large scale, using new technology of the time and hydroelectric power to run an enterprise that employed over seven hundred workers in its heyday. William Menry Miner made his fortune from his mechanical inventions. Each page with quotes and poems by Shakespeare, Longfellow, Cervantes, Keats, Bryant, Tennyson, and many others. Heavy card stock wrappers, titled and decorated with a handsomely embossed and chromolithographic illustration. Wrapper splitting at front hinge, and with a bit of bumping to corners, otherwise near fine. [OCLC locates fourteen copies].

Price: $350.00

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