Hardcover. Boston MA, Joseph Breck & Sons, 1st, 1897, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 288 pages illustrated throughout with detailed b&w engravings. A trade catalog featuring everything from coal forks and cider mills to hay rakes and manure spreaders. Textured maroon cloth with gilt lettering. The book itself is warped but the pages are crisp and clean. An excellent visual resource.
Hardcover. New York , Outing Publishing Company, 1st, 1912, Book: Good, 177 pages. Green cloth cover with black lettering and design. Corners and edges of spine are bumped. Some faint staining on back of cover. Previous owner's inscription and library date stamp on front flyleaf. Inside is bright and clean. A nice copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harcourt Brace, 1st, 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a worn dust jacket. 288 pages. A detailed study of how industrialized farming is changing America's rural communities and small farm families. Circa post WW2. Sticker on spine of dj, otherwise clean, no markings.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan Company, 1st, 1927, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 238 pages. Hardcover. Blue cloth boards, with embossed design to boards & gilt titles to spine. Faint foxing to front endpapers, toning throughout. Original dust jacket with lime, orange & black illustration, age toning & now protected with plastic cover. Black & white illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. New York, North Point Press, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 309 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Hardcover. Albany NY, New York Agricultural Society, 1st, 1834, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 192 pages, the first 12 issues of this early farming periodical, each 16 pages. Issues start with March 1834 and continue through February 1835. Bound in linen covered boards with a calf spine. Nice condition, minor foxing.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, reprint, 1920, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth with black lettering, 342 pages, illustrated in b&w. Ist published in 1915. Previous owner's name inside front cover.
Hardcover. Philadelphia PA, Wilmer Atkinson Company, N/A, 1914, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, 272 pages, hardcover. No map. Directory of farms in Bucks County, PA from 1914. Heavy rubbing and edgewear to panels. Spine cracked/detached at front and rear endpapers. With black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout. Unmarked. A bright and clean copy.
Softcover. Ottawa CA, Algrove Publishing, reprint, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover with pictorial wrappers. This is a reprint of the first (1906) Department of Agriculture of the Dominion of Canada edition, and covers the entire temperate belt of North America. 103 pages, 56 color plates.
Softcover. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, reprint, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 338 pages. In North America industrial agriculture has now virtually displaced diversified family farming. The prevailing system depends heavily on labor supplied by migrants and immigrants, and its reliance on monoculture raises environmental concerns. In this book Jane Adams and contributors--anthropologists and political scientists among them--analyze the political dynamics that have transformed agriculture in the United States and Canada since the 1920s. The contributors demonstrate that people become politically active in arenas that range from the state to public discourse to relations between growers and their contractors or laborers, and that politics is a process that is intimately local as well as global. The farm financial crisis of the 1980s precipitated rapid consolidation of farms and a sharp decline in rural populations. It brought new actors into the political process, including organic farmers and environmentalists. Fighting for the Farm: Rural America Transformed considers the politics of farm policy and the consequences of the increasing alignment of agricultural interests with the global economy. The first section of the book places North American agriculture in the context of the world system; the second, a series of case studies, examines the foundations of current U.S. policy; subsequent sections deal with the political implications for daily life and the politics of the environment.
Softcover. Middlebury VT, Vermont Folklife Center, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Softcover, 224 pages. Combining 165 contemporary and historical photographs, the author's background introductions, historical accounts of farming dating to the first settlers, and narratives by the Wyman family, the reader is given a detailed visual and first-person narrative of a working farm in Vermont.
Softcover. Middlebury VT, Vermont Folklife Center, 1st, 2010, Softcover, 224 pages. Combining 165 contemporary and historical photographs, the author's background introductions, historical accounts of farming dating to the first settlers, and narratives by the Wyman family, the reader is given a detailed visual and first-person narrative of a working farm in Vermont.
Hardcover. NY, Nesterman Publishing., 1st, 1943, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, maroon cloth stamped in gilt. 263 pages, b/w illustrations by Al Coleman. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on the front fly leaf. A memoir of growing up on farms in central and western New York before the turn of the century. A hilarious account that recalls all the joys and a few of the mishaps that accompanied Horse and Buggy days on the farm. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Bruce Humphries, 1st, 1947, Book: Very Good, Hardcover, green cloth covers with green and white dust jacket that shows wear, label on spine. 184 pages, b&w illustrations. Clean, no markings.
Hardcover. Albany NY, Luther Tucker & Son, 1st, 1866, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, spine ends worn. 12mo; 338 pages. Brown cloth with gilt stamping, fading to spine, tiny holes to cloth along spine, illustrated with 400 engravings. Volume 4 only, covers 1864-5-6.Covers all aspects of agriculture and rural life. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf otherwise clean internally.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan, 1st, 1937, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 134 pages. Hardcover. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to cover & spine. Frontis illustration, The Spoon and Bicolor Pear Gourds, in full color. Over 35 full page illustrations in bw. Previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. Light foxing to preliminary pages. Light toning throughout. Original dust jacket with moderate wear, tears, chips, price-clipped, & now protected with a plastic cover. A very nice volume.
Hardcover. White River Junction VT, Chelsea Green Publishing, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial boards. 337 pages, color illustrations. All around the world, the public s taste for fermented cider has been growing more rapidly than at any time in the past 150 years. At its best, cider is a pure, healthy beverage that reflects both the skill of the cider maker and the quality of the fruit that s used to make it. And with the growing interest in locally grown and artisan foods, many new cideries are springing up all over often started up by passionate amateurs who want to take their craft cider to the next level as small-scale craft producers. To make the very best cider whether for yourself, your family and friends, or for market you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Fortunately, The New Cider Maker s Handbook is here to help. Author Claude Jolicoeur is a well-known and award-winning amateur cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with the best modern practices to provide today s enthusiasts all they need to produce high-quality ciders. From deep, comprehensive information on all aspects of fermentation to advice on the best apples to grow or source for cider to instructions on how to build your own grater mill or cider press & mash; the author s experience and enthusiasm shine through. Novices will appreciate the overview of the cider-making process that s presented in Part I. But as they develop their skills and confidence, the more in-depth and technical parts of the book will serve as an invaluable reference that will be consulted again and again. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Rochester NY, D. D. T. Moore, 4th Ed., 1863, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, embossed green cloth with the gilt sheep on front and lettering on spine. Still bright and square, illustrated with woodcuts. A sound, solid example of this CIvil War-era manual of sheep domestication. Minor foxing, some pencil marking on endpapers, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Indianapolis, State of Indiana, 1st, 1870, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth covers with blind-stamp design, gilt title on spine. 432 pages interspersed with dozens of b&w detailed engravings of farm machinery from the period. Light foxing throughout.
Hardcover. London, Collins, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 160 pages, in a bright dust jacket with only minor wear. B&W drawings by John Lawrence. Observations of a rural year in Gloucestershire.