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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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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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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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A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee. With an introduction by Reverend Robert Baird, D.D.
New York: C.M. Saxton, 1873. Octavo, 409 pages + 2 ads. Third, revised edition, Illustrated with seventy-seven engravings. It was in this book that Langstroth brought to American the first practical movable frame bee hive. The author was deeply influenced by Jan Dzierzon's work, Theorie und Praxis (not published in English until 1882). The movable frame hive reduced the danger from angry bees, allowed better observation and treatment of the... (Item #1882)
Price: $300.00
A Practical Treatise on the Hive and Honey-Bee. With an introduction by Reverend Robert Baird, D.D. Bees, Lorenzo L. Langstroth.
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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. Walter Blith, Walter Blith.
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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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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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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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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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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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Eddy on Bee-Culture, and the Protective Bee-Hive : a guide to a successful and profitable method of bee-culture, the results of many years' experience and observation in bee-keeping.
Boston: Press of Damrell & Moore, 1854. Octavo, x, 58 pages. Illustrations, and pictorial frontispiece depicting the Protective Bee-Hive. First edition. Bit of a tide line to some pages, otherwise very good, in lightly soiled original printed wrapper, with one-half inch chip to lower part of front wrapper at the spine. Otherwise generally very good. Scarce. [OCLC locates twelve copies]. (Item #4493)
Price: $350.00
Eddy on Bee-Culture, and the Protective Bee-Hive : a guide to a successful and profitable method of bee-culture, the results of many years' experience and observation in bee-keeping. M. D. Mayor of Boston J V. C. Smith, Henry... Eddy, an introductory.
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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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The Old English Farming Books from Fitzherbert to Tull, 1523 to 1730.
London: Crosby Lockwood & Son, Ltd. 1947. Octavo, 141 pages. First edition, first volume only. Illustrated throughout. Narrative bibliographic description of British agriculture books dating 1523-1730 featuring about 250 titles. In green boards with some rubbing and bumping, title stamped in gilt to spine. With the ownership inscription of culinary historian and historical cook, Marian Walke, otherwise very good. (Item #3508)
Price: $60.00
The Old English Farming Books from Fitzherbert to Tull, 1523 to 1730. G. E. Fussell.
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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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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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