How to Exterminate Rats, Mice, Moles, Ground Squirrels, Gophers, Hawks and Owls... ...Valuable Hints to Farmers. Price 35 cents.
St. Louis: Globe-Democrat Job Printing Co., 1877.
Duodecimo (16.5 x 11 cm.), 36 pages. Authors from copyright statement. FIRST EDITION. Pests and predators are a never-ending problem for farmers, homeowners, and shopkeepers, and this work aims to provide numerous approaches through trapping, poisoning, and general discouraging. The book is not a promotional work for a specialized product, but rather employs household and agricultural chemicals of the time. Other materials are used as well, such as Hogs Liver employed to prevent rabbits from barking trees. No author is credited on the wrapper or title page, but "F. Grundy and Bro." is named as the copyright holder. Additionally, an advertisement in the May 1st, 1878 issue of the Fruit Recorder includes an advertisement for a shorter title, Rats, being offered by "F. Grundy & Bro., Publishers", of Morrisonville, Ill. We've been unable to locate a copy of this work, but assume it to be related, if not the same. Small dark stain on the rear panel of the gray wrapper, printed in black, otherwise fine. Very scarce. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies].