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The Art and Science of Country Living

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Fifty-Fifth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture:  Together with the Twentieth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station
1 Fifty-Fifth Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture: Together with the Twentieth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station
Boston Wright & Potter Printing Company 1908 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blindstamped black cloth with title stamped in gilt on spine. xxxviii, 451, 172 pp. Many engravings. Entomological essays and articles about fruit tree pests, gypsy moths, beekeeping and greenhouse pests. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Fifty-Sixth Annual Report of the New York State Agricultural Society for the Year 1896
2 Fifty-Sixth Annual Report of the New York State Agricultural Society for the Year 1896
Albany and New York Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. 1897 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, title page detached, musty. 
Brown cloth binding with titles and haystack emblem stamped in gilt on spine. Index. Lists awards given at the State Fair ($3 first prize for half peck dried raspberries, $2 first prize for three largest cabbages) , and articles on the sugar beet industry, general market potatoes, tobacco, strawberries, spraying of pesticides, important insect pests, the effect of drouth [sic] on milk production, dairying, turkey raising in Rhode Island, public education, grapes, home landscaping and other subjects of interest to farmers and their families. Many engravings of farm equipment and vegetables, photographs and other illustrations. ; 786 pages 
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Fifty-Third Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture:  Together with the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Hatch Experiment Station of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1905
3 Fifty-Third Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture: Together with the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Hatch Experiment Station of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, 1905
Boston Wright & Potter Printing Company 1906 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket; Boards soiled, waterstain at lower corner of front pastedown and first half of text, front hinge starting, "Compliments of Warren E. Tarbell" inked on front free endpaper. 
Blindstamped black cloth with title stamped in gilt on spine. xxxi, 471, 254 pp. Lectures and essays on soil fertility, bush fruits, haying, poultry housing, pig raising and dairy farming. 
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John Deere Tractors, 1918-1987
4 John Deere Tractors, 1918-1987
Deere & Company 1987 0916150844 / 9780916150846 Softcover Very Good; Owner name inked out on inside front cover. 
Many photos and illustrations. Green stapled card covers. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 69 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Sixty-Third Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture,  Part II, Yearbook, 1915
5 Sixty-Third Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture, Part II, Yearbook, 1915
Boston Wright & Potter Printing Company 1916 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, front hinge cracked moisture stain along top margins, pages toned. 
Brown blindstamped cloth. Chapters on canning in glass in the home, poultry farming, onions, tobacco, bird houses, horse breeding, sheep farming, domestic science education, and other subjects. ; 312 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Thirteenth Annual Report of the Board of Control of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station:   (Geneva, Ontario County) for the Year 1894, with Reports of Director and Other Officers
6 Thirteenth Annual Report of the Board of Control of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station: (Geneva, Ontario County) for the Year 1894, with Reports of Director and Other Officers
Albany, NY James B. Lyon, State Printer, for the New York State Department of Agriculture 1895 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, pages toned, two pages have small tear at fore-edge, some light foxing to endpapers. 
Green cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Many illustrations and black and white photograph reproductions of insect pests. A collection of reports from the Finger Lakes region Agricultural Experiment Station, with most pages devoted to dairy farming (including several detailed chapters on butter- and cheese-making) , but many chapters at rear examining spraying of pesticides on orchard fruit, injurious insects for cucurbits, asparagus beetles and plum tree scale. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 806 pages 
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Thirty-Second Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture,  With Returns of the Finances of the Agricultural Societies, for 1884
7 Thirty-Second Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture, With Returns of the Finances of the Agricultural Societies, for 1884
Boston Wright & Potter Printing Company 1885 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, moisture stain along lower margins, pages toned. 
xi, 559 pp. Brown blindstamped cloth. Discusses utilization of sewage for agricultural use rather than dumping it into water systems, ("Drinking our own sewage is not quite as revolting as being obliged to drink a neighbor's" p. 31), forest tree planting, pasturing, short-horned cattle, egg farming, commercial fertilizers, corn ensilage, and other subjects. 
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Natural Foie Gras and the Future of Food, Barber, Dan
8 Barber, Dan Natural Foie Gras and the Future of Food
Great Barrington, MA E. F. Schumacher Society 2008 Softcover Very Good 
Twenty-Eighth Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, October 25, 2008. Printed stapled wraps. Lecture by the farmer/restaurateur from Blue Hill Farm and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. ; 35 pages 
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In Pursuit of Agri-Power:  The One Thing North American Farmers and Ranchers Can't Produce, Bertels, Sister Thomas More
9 Bertels, Sister Thomas More In Pursuit of Agri-Power: The One Thing North American Farmers and Ranchers Can't Produce
Manitowoc, WI Silver Lake College Press 1988 Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Covers soiled, top corner of front free endpaper clipped. Signed by Author
Foreword by Laura Lane. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The author analyzes existing American and Canadian farm policies and addresses ways to restructure things so that family farms can have greater power in decision-making. ; 333 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Canning and How to Use Canned Foods, Bitting, A. W. ; Bitting, K. G.
10 Bitting, A. W. ; Bitting, K. G. Canning and How to Use Canned Foods
Washington, D. C. National Canners Association 1916 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Library stamps and labels on spine, title page and rear endpapers. 
Olive green cloth binding with gilt lettering stamped on front boards. Photos, illustrations. A history of home canning, description of factory-canned foods, and many recipes for using canned foods. Bitting p. 41.; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Pleasant Valley, Bromfield, Louis
11 Bromfield, Louis Pleasant Valley
NY Harper and Brothers 1945 Seventh Edition; Later Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Corners bumped, jacket toned and missing top third at spine. Pages toned. Illustrated by Kate Lord 
Black cloth binding. Author photo on front jacket flap. The Pulitzer Prize winner relates his experiences as a farmer in central Ohio and of the neighbors, friends and animals that he enjoyed. ; 302 pages 
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Goats, Bronson, Wilfrid S.
12 Bronson, Wilfrid S. Goats
NY Harcourt, Brace and Company 1959 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards soiled and worn, usual library stamps and markings, a few smudges. 
Rebound in pictorial red reinforced cloth binding. Lively and detailed illustrations throughout by the author, who clearly loves goats. ; Ex-Library; 64 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Cultivator, a Monthly Publication, Designed to Improve the Soil and the Mind, Volumes V-VI, 1839-1840, Buel, J.
13 Buel, J. The Cultivator, a Monthly Publication, Designed to Improve the Soil and the Mind, Volumes V-VI, 1839-1840
Albany, NY J. Buel 1840 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and rubbed, musty, toning at margins, many ink blots and stains from pressed ferns, flowers and other vegetation (since removed). 
A bound volume of this monthly newspaper, issues of which are stuffed with information about farming practices, livestock sales, advertisements, book reviews, barn, farmhouse and outbuilding plans, new horticultural varieties, many articles about manure and soil amendments, insect pests, farm equipment, editorial opinions about child rearing and other social issues, correspondence, beekeeping, introduction of "the pie plant" (rhubarb) , self-culture advice for young male farmers, garden and farm plans, scientific news, an inordinate number of articles about "ruta bagas" (also referred to as mangold wurzels) , mulberries, silkworm farming and uses for quicklime, household hints, veterinary remedies, maple sugaring, drainage and irrigation, the treatment of hydrophobia (rabies) wounds with a wash of chloride of lime, extracts from other publications, etc. Measures 35 x 24 cm. Calf spine with gilt-stamped leather label over marbled boards. Many lovely woodcuts of farm animals and machinery, including several of the favored Berkshire pig breed. Engraved portrait of the editor/publisher, Jesse Buel at the front of Vol. V. A hand painted full-page engraving of a fanciful horticulturist's coat of arms, studded with rakes, hoes, and vegetables at the front of Vol. 6. Judge Jesse Buel (1778-1839) , established the Cultivator in 1834. He had a large farm west of Albany where he grew many varieties of fruits and vegetables and is credited with helping to popularize the Jonathan Apple variety. Buel was a strong advocate for scientific farming practices, the development of formalized agricultural education and state aid to local agricultural societies. He advocated for the establishment of a New York State agricultural college and State Agricultural Society, was a State Assemblyman, and newspaper founder (Albany Argus). Buel died before the last issue of Vol. 6 was published, but his publication lived on after merging with The Genesee Farmer. 
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Birds of a Feather:   Saving Rare Turkeys from Extinction, Christman, Carolyn; Hawes, Robert O.
14 Christman, Carolyn; Hawes, Robert O. Birds of a Feather: Saving Rare Turkeys from Extinction
Pittsboro, NC Amer Livestock Breeds Conservancy 1999 1887316035 / 9781887316033 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Many color photos. ; 76 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Horsemen's Veterinary Adviser, Davidson, Joseph B. , Dvm
15 Davidson, Joseph B. , Dvm Horsemen's Veterinary Adviser
Columbus, OH Horse Publications 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Sticker ghost on front pastedown, blank sticker over owner name on front free endpaper. 
Many illustrations. ; 250 pages 
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Homemade Fishing:  Bass and Trout Waters You Can Build Yourself, Davison, Verne E.
16 Davison, Verne E. Homemade Fishing: Bass and Trout Waters You Can Build Yourself
Stackpole Books 1953 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Three stray ink marks and top corner clipped on front free endpaper. Few spots of foxing to endpapers. Jacket price-clipped and has some foxing to flaps. 
Library of Congress number 53-11204. Author photo on rear jacket flap. ; 205 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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You Can Grow More Corn:  How to Get Crib-Bursting Yields, Dungan, G. H. (editor) ; Lang, A. L. (editor) ; Lowery, J. C. (editor)
17 Dungan, G. H. (editor) ; Lang, A. L. (editor) ; Lowery, J. C. (editor) You Can Grow More Corn: How to Get Crib-Bursting Yields
Chicago The Goodheart-Willcox Co. 1953 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered. 
Maize yellow cloth binding. Illustrations, photos, including several pages of color photographs. Library of Congress number 53-7139. A compilation of expert advice on raising all varieties of corn, from choosing seed to combating insect pests. ; 264 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Place in the Country:  The Story of a Great Adventure, Farnham, Dwight
18 Farnham, Dwight A Place in the Country: The Story of a Great Adventure
New York And London Funk and Wagnalls Company 1936 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket toned, tattered and price-clipped with "to be read at bedtime" penciled on front jacket panel, owner name penciled on front flyleaf. 
Decorative green cloth. Many photos and line drawings. A charming account of the reclamation of an old Connecticut farm by an urban family. ; 274 pages 
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Our Domestic Animals in Health and Disease (In Two Volumes), Gamgee, John
19 Gamgee, John Our Domestic Animals in Health and Disease (In Two Volumes)
Edinburgh MacLachlan and Stewart 1871 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Hinges cracked, boards worn, pages toned. Vol. I has owner writing on front flyleaf and half-title, lower corner missing from half-title. Vol. II has owner name embossed and written on front flyleaf. 
Green blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Many engravings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 67.00 USD
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Back to the Soil: or from Tenement House to Farm Colony, a Circular Solution of an Angular Problem, Gilman, Bradley
20 Gilman, Bradley Back to the Soil: or from Tenement House to Farm Colony, a Circular Solution of an Angular Problem
Boston L. C. Page and Company 1901 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and sunned, library stamps and markings on front and rear endpapers, front hinge cracked. 
Green cloth binding with gilt lettering stamped on front boards and spine. Top edges gilt. Preface by Edward Everett Hale. Several illustrations. A call for relieving crowded and unsanitary urban living conditions with a return to rural living in farm colonies. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 242 pages 
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