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Husbandry Moralized; or, Pleasant Sunday Reading For a Farmer's Kitchen. Part I.
Bath and London: Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts, 1795. Disbound pamphlet, 12 pages. 19 cm. Woodcut vignette. "The enormous popular success of Tom Paine's The Rights of Man (1792), which may have sold as many as 200,000 copies in its first year of publication, made Britain's conservatives and evangelicals aware that the spread of literacy in the working people, notably by Sunday schools (post 1790), was granting them... (Item #4793)
Price: $35.00
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Twenty-Seventh Annual Fair and Cattle Show, on their fair grounds in Bradford, Vermont, Sept. 24, 25, 26, ’78. Address Wednesday at 2 P.M. by Col. J.B. Mead, of Randolph. Music by Bradford Brass Band. [cover title].
Bradford, Vermont: General Job Printers, [1878]. Machine-sewn booklet (16 x 10.5 cm.), [24] pages. FIRST EDITION. The text is divided into sections: List of Officers, Purses, General Regulations, and a Premium List with prize money for each category, including numerous breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine. Fruit, grains, sugar & honey, mechanic arts (development of new farm implements and techniques), and flowers round out the categories. And of course... (Item #6264)
Price: $200.00
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Tratado Pråctico de la Manipulacion de la Leche.
Paris: Garnier Hermanos, N.d., circa 1890. Small octavo, 266 pages. Illustrated. Spanish edition. Translated from the French by Luis Bravo y Boulet. A guide to modern methods for producing milk, butter and cheese, from an agricultural instructor from Calais. Illustrated with images of modern dairying equipment. With the bookseller stamp of Trejos Hermanos in Costa Rica. Some pencil notes to a few pages. Pages age-toned and with a bit of... (Item #3307)
Price: $250.00
Tratado Pråctico de la Manipulacion de la Leche. Alberto Larbalétrier.
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Aldrovandi on Chickens: the Ornothology of Ulisse Aldrovandi (1600) Volume II Book XIV.
Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963. Octavo, 447 pages. Illustrated. Index. First edition of this translation. The classic Renaissance-era text on chickens, by the great Italian naturalist Aldrovani. Previous owner's stamp and signature to front free end paper, otherwise very good in good only dust jacket, worn and a bit discolored. (Item #5080)
Price: $60.00
Aldrovandi on Chickens: the Ornothology of Ulisse Aldrovandi (1600) Volume II Book XIV. Aldrovandi, L. R. Lind.
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Ames Plow & Farming Implements and Machines. Manufacturers and Dealers, 1889. [Trade Catalogue].
New York & Boston: Ames Plow, 1889. Octavo, 84 pages. Profusely illustrated. Printed throughout in blue ink. A handsome small trade catalogue for this manufacturer and distributor of carts, barrows, presses, mills, sausage stuffing equipment, presses, etc. Some wear to spine of printed wrapper, wrapper started at front hinge, otherwise very good. Scarce. (Item #2125)
Price: $150.00
Ames Plow & Farming Implements and Machines. Manufacturers and Dealers, 1889. [Trade Catalogue]. Ames Plow, Farming Implements and Machines.
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Orchard And Small Fruit Culture. Third Edition.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1947. Octavo, 627 pages. Illustrated. Third edition. A complete and thorough work on the subject of orchards and small fruit, from "one of the major influences of American horticulture" (OSU, History of Horticulture). Small dampstain to top of a few pages at rear, otherwise near fine, in publisher's green cloth. (Item #2940)
Price: $40.00
Orchard And Small Fruit Culture. Third Edition. E. C. Auchter, H B. Knapp.
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The Berry-pickers, Operetta in two acts for young people. Illustrative of incidents in country life. Written by W.H. Putnam; composed by E.H. Bailey.
Boston: White, Smith & Co. 1883. Quarto in wrappers (26 x 18 cm.), 104 pages. FIRST & ONLY EDITION of this vocal score with piano accompaniment. An ad appearing in the March 1884 issue of the publisher’s Folio Magazine described The Berry-Pickers as a “new and original operetta in two art--, adapted to the use of young people, and designed to illustrate scenes in country life” (page 142). A later... (Item #6720)
Price: $90.00
The Berry-pickers, Operetta in two acts for young people. Illustrative of incidents in country life. Written by W.H. Putnam; composed by E.H. Bailey. E. H. Bailey, W. H. Putnam.
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Cocoa and Chocolate: A short history of their production and use. New edition.
Dorchester; Boston, Mass. Walter Baker & Co. Limited; The Barta Press, 1899. Royal octavo (24 x 18 cm.), 72 pages. Illustrated. Stated "new edition". An overview of the process of cocoa production, and of the history and development of Walter Baker & Co., at the time the oldest and largest chocolate manufactory in North America. Some light soil, and a small dampstain to the rear panel of the chromolithograph wrappers... (Item #4981)
Price: $90.00
Cocoa and Chocolate: A short history of their production and use. New edition. Walter Baker.
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The Fruit Garden; A Treatise. Intended to Explain and Illustrate the Physiology of Fruit Trees, the Theory and Practice of all Operations, Connected the the Propagation, Transplanting, Pruning and Training of Orhard and Garden Trees, a Standards, Dwarfs, Pyramids, Espaliers, etc.
Rochester, N.Y. By the author, 1863. Octavo, 398 pages. Illustrated. The author was the owner of the Mount Hope Nurseries in Rochester, NY. One of the classic manuals of fruit tree propagation in the 19th century. A bit of soiling to endpapers, otherwise a very good copy, in near fine, blind stamped and gilt-titled green cloth. (Item #2083)
Price: $200.00
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Bee Venom Therapy. Bee Venom, Its Nature, and Its Effect on Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions.
Osage, Iowa: L.A. Doyle, 1981. Octavo, 238 pages Facsimile of the original 1935 edition, with the addition of a new foreword by Charles Mraz, owner of Champlain Valley Apiaries, world-renowned beekeeper, and founding member of the American Apitherapy Society. Fine in publisher's blue cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. Inscribed by the author to New England beekeeper William Petch, and with a typed letter, signed laid-in. (Item #2462)
Price: $200.00
Bee Venom Therapy. Bee Venom, Its Nature, and Its Effect on Arthritic and Rheumatoid Conditions. Bodog F. Beck.
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Practical Bee Anatomy. With Notes on the Embryology, Metamorphoses, and Physiology of the Honey Bee.
Benson, Oxon., England: The Apis Club, 1923. Octavo, 89, xii pages. Illustrated. First edition, and first volume in the Apis Library series. The author was the Vice President and Fellow of the Apis Club, Expert B.B.K.A. and Honorary Associate of the Scottish B.K.A. Internally very good, the spine of the red cloth covered boards is chipped away, and there is soiling. inscribed on the half-title endpaper, "With the author's love"... (Item #2960)
Price: $60.00
Practical Bee Anatomy. With Notes on the Embryology, Metamorphoses, and Physiology of the Honey Bee. Annie D. Betts.
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Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated.
Philadelphia: Wilmer Atkinson Company, 1913. Biggle Farm Library Number Two. Duodecimo (14 x 9.5 cm.), 144 pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. Index. Stated fifth edition, but evident second edition, second printing; originally issued in 1894. A basic and popular introduction to growing berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, dewberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes and other small fruits. Light age-toning to the interior; in blue cloth, titled and decorated in red and black. Near fine. (Item #6628)
Price: $50.00
Biggle Berry Book; Small fruit facts from bud to box conserved into understandable form. Illustrated. Jacob Biggle.
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The English improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed discovering the Improveableness of all Lands: Some to be under a double and Treble others under a Five or Six Fould. And many Under a Tenn fould, yea some under a Twenty fould Improvement. By Wa: Blith a lover of Ingenuity. All clearely demonstrated from Principles of Reason, Ingenuity, and late but most Real Experiences; and held forth at an Inconsiderable charge to the Profits accrewing thereby, under Six Peeces of Improvement. 1 By Floting and Watering such Land as lieth capeable thereof. 2 By draying Fen, Reducing Bog, and Regaining Sea-Lands. 3 By such Enclosures as prevents Depopulation, & advanceth all Interests. 4 By Tillage of some Land lost for want of, and Pasturin
London: Printed for John Wright at the Kings-head in the Old-Bayley, 1653. Quarto, [26], 274, [12] pages, engraved pictorial title and second text title, beginning "All clearly demonstrated...", two folding engraved plates and three full-page woodcut illustrations. Third Edition. "Blith wrote two books on husbandry which surpass all others of their time for their practical good sense, their evidence of his own and others' farming experience, the candour of the... (Item #2843)
Price: $650.00
The English improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed discovering the Improveableness of all Lands: Some to be under a double and Treble others under a Five or Six Fould. And many Under a Tenn fould, yea some under a Twenty fould Improvement. By Wa: Blith a lover of Ingenuity. All clearely demonstrated from Principles of Reason, Ingenuity, and late but most Real Experiences; and held forth at an Inconsiderable charge to the Profits accrewing thereby, under Six Peeces of Improvement. 1 By Floting and Watering such Land as lieth capeable thereof. 2 By draying Fen, Reducing Bog, and Regaining Sea-Lands. 3 By such Enclosures as prevents Depopulation, & advanceth all Interests. 4 By Tillage of some Land lost for want of, and Pasturin. W. Blith, Walter Blith, lter.
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The Future of the Date Palm in India. (Phoenix Dactylifera).
Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1885. Octavo, 118, [2] ads, pages. First edition. The author examines the Date Palm's suitability for cultivation in India, and encourages the establishment of plantations for the trees. Dates have now been grown in India at some scale for decades, and as recently as 2008, the Indian government has initiated programs to establish plantations in Gujarat and Rajasthan. With the ownership stamp of the Salem... (Item #2984)
Price: $300.00
The Future of the Date Palm in India. (Phoenix Dactylifera). E. Bonavia.
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New improvements of planting and gardening. Both philosophical and practical; explaining the notion of the sapp and generation of plants ... [WITH] The Gentleman and Gardener's Kalendar : directing what is necessary to be done every month in the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, nursery, management of forest-trees, green-house, and flower-garden. With Directions for the Making and Ordering of Hop Grounds. by Richard Bradley ... ; also the design of a green-house ... contriv'd purposely for the good keeping of exotick plants by Seignior Galilei of Florence. The 3rd ed., to which is now added an abstract of the several acts of Parliament to encourage the planting of timber trees ...
London: Printed for W. Mears at the Lamb without Temple Bar, 1719-1720 & 1720. Three volumes bound as one. Thick octavos, 71+ 136 + 290 [2] pages. Third editions, corrected. [&] [2], xv, 124 pages. [2] leaves of plates. Illustrated, in all, with 11 engraved plates. Third edition, corrected. New Improvements and the Kalendar were often found bound together as such. Bradley (ca. 1688-1732) was an English botanist and gardener... (Item #2131)
Price: $1,500.00
New improvements of planting and gardening. Both philosophical and practical; explaining the notion of the sapp and generation of plants ... [WITH] The Gentleman and Gardener's Kalendar : directing what is necessary to be done every month in the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, nursery, management of forest-trees, green-house, and flower-garden. With Directions for the Making and Ordering of Hop Grounds. by Richard Bradley ... ; also the design of a green-house ... contriv'd purposely for the good keeping of exotick plants by Seignior Galilei of Florence. The 3rd ed., to which is now added an abstract of the several acts of Parliament to encourage the planting of timber trees. Richard Bradley.
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The Kitchen Gardener's Instructor, containing a catalogue of Garden and Herb Seed, with Practical Directions under each head, for the cultivation of, Culinary Vegetables and Herbs. With a Calendar, showing the work necessary to be done in a kitchen garden every month throughout the season. Also, directions for forcing or forwarding vegetables out of the ordinary seasons... A New and Improved Edition.
New York: by the author/Edward Walker, 1847. Octavo, 181 pages. Later printing. Hinges shaken, light foxing throughout, otherwise very good, in soiled and edgeworn publisher's printed paper over dark green 1/4 cloth. (Item #2964)
Price: $150.00
The Kitchen Gardener's Instructor, containing a catalogue of Garden and Herb Seed, with Practical Directions under each head, for the cultivation of, Culinary Vegetables and Herbs. With a Calendar, showing the work necessary to be done in a kitchen garden every month throughout the season. Also, directions for forcing or forwarding vegetables out of the ordinary seasons... A New and Improved Edition. Thomas Bridgeman.
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Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Vines, Shrubs, &c. &c. for sale by… at Cellar no. 4 Central Street, two doors down from Essex Street...
[Salem, Mass. Salem Gazette Press, [circa 1860-1875]. Broadside (32.5 x 16 cm.). A handsomely printed broadside, with ornamental border, advertising Dwarf Apple Trees, Quince Trees, Peach Trees, Ornamental Trees, Hardy Grape Varieties, Bedding Plants (currant, gooseberry, raspberry, etc.), and Climbing Vines. individual varietals are listed with prices. Andrew Nichols (born 1837) was son of Andrew Nichols (1785-1853), a President of the Essex County Natural History Society, Trustee of the Essex... (Item #6263)
Price: $200.00
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Vines, Shrubs, &c. &c. for sale by… at Cellar no. 4 Central Street, two doors down from Essex Street. Broadside – American nursery, Danvers Andrew Nichols, Mass.
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Notice to Shippers of Live Stock. On and after Friday next, June 6th, 1862.
Chicago: 1862. Broadside, 25.4 x 20.3 cm. Notice to shippers of an increase of rates for livestock traveling east from Chicago. Rates outlined for destinations of Detroit or Toledo, Buffalo or Suspension Bridge, Pittsburg, and Lake Erie, Buffalo or Dunkirk. On reverse of broadside are calculations in pencil that include "Dunkirk". Small tear and fold-marks, otherwise very good condition. (Item #3261)
Price: $150.00
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Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. Octavo, vi, 130, [2] pages. Ads. First edition. James Caird (1816-92) was an agriculturalist and member of the British Parliament, author of English Agriculture, Letters on the Corn Crops, High Farming, and The West of Ireland. This volume was the result of a tour he undertook in 1859 through Canada and the American Midwest. Much of the volume is devoted to Illinois, though... (Item #5292)
Price: $350.00
Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States. James Caird.
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The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. An Offering to Lucy, Countess of Bedford.
London: Viking/British Museum, Natural History, 1989. Translated with an introduction by Gillian Riley. Quarto, 175 pages. First English translation of this work,originally written in 1614, while the author was in exile in Italy. It was written partially as a fond remembrance of his far away home, and partially to encourage the English to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Small ink dot on bottom edge of text block... (Item #1577)
Price: $150.00
The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. An Offering to Lucy, Countess of Bedford. Giacomo Castelvetro, Jane Grigson.
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Dr. Chase's Recipes; or, information for everybody; an invaluable collection of about eight hundred practical recipes for merchants, grocers, saloon keepers, physicians, druggists, tanners, show makers, harness makers, painters...
Ann Arbor, Michigan: R.A. Beal, 1870. Thick duodecimo, xxix, [2], 34-384 pages. Frontispiece woodcut portrait of Dr. Chase, plus three additional plates. Later printing of Chase's famous household receipt collection. Eight hundred or so recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. In gilt- and blind-decorated green cloth with edgewear and general soiling; first leaf of plates with significant edgewear. Contemporary ownership signature... (Item #5301)
Price: $75.00
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Memorial Edition, Dr. Chase's Third Last and Complete Receipt Book and Household Physician.
Detroit: F.B. Dickerson, 1898. Thick octavo, 865 pages. Later printing of this final expanded version of Dr. Chase's famous household receipt collection. Thousands of recipes for medical, nursing and convalescent concoctions, with cooking, baking, veterinary, household, agricultural and bee-keeping. Small bit of discoloration to foot of spine, otherwise very near fine, in publisher's decorated maroon cloth. (Item #2612)
Price: $90.00
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Fodder and Pasture Plants.
Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1913. Large octavo, 143 pages. With full-color illustrations after watercolors by Norman Criddle. First edition. Descriptions of each of the major North American fodder and pasture grasses. For each section, there is a botanical description, geographical distribution, habitat, cultural conditions, climate, habits of growth, agricultural value, pasture, seed, and quality of seed. Very good, in publisher's gilt-stamped olive green cloth. (Item #4747)
Price: $120.00
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A Manual Containing Information Respecting The Growth Of The Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions For The Culture Of Silk. In Three Parts.
Boston: Carter, Hendee & Co. 1833. Duodecimo, [v]-xii, [13]-98. Three engraved plates (two hand-coloured). Second, enlarged edition (the first was published in 1831). Cobb [1799-1882] was a Massachusetts lawyer and pioneer silk manufacturer. He established one of the earliest silk mills in the United States in 1837. Based on his earlier researches, Cobb was commissioned to write the present manual, the first and most influential guide to American silk manufacture... (Item #5311)
Price: $250.00
A Manual Containing Information Respecting The Growth Of The Mulberry Tree, With Suitable Directions For The Culture Of Silk. In Three Parts. Jonathan Holmes Cobb.
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Goat Production in the Tropics.
Farnham Royal, Bucks: Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, 1970. Octavo, 184 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A technical treatise on tropical goat raising, with an eye toward the economic impact. Fine in publisher's green cloth, in a near fine dust jacket. Scarce. (Item #1893)
Price: $150.00
Goat Production in the Tropics. C. Devendra, Marca Burns.


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