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.
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.
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. Madison, WI, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1st, 1948, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Volume dedicated to the rural art originating in Wisconsin. Discusses 30 different artists and contains illustrations (color and black/white) of their pieces. Good condition; cloth bound book shows some wear on the edges of the covers. No dust jacket. Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the University of Wisconsin by means of the work of rural Wisconsin artists such as Ambrose G. Ammel, Joan Arend, John M. Black, WIlliam H. Boose, Frances Burt, Frank H. Engebretson, Francis D. Grady, Louis Grebetz, Rachel Gertrude Grimm, Lois Ireland, Arthur Johnson, and many more.
Hardcover. NY, Orange Judd, 1st, 1914, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, original green cloth covers with gilt stamping. 265 pages, many b&w illustrations, photos. Ex-lib but very clean internally. Spine has call letters, bookplate inside front cover, mild residue to endpapers. No markings internally.
Hardcover. NY, C. M. Saxton, reprint, 1862, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 231 pages, engraved drawings by William Harvey. Edited by A Stevens. Brown embossed cloth covers with library bookplates on front endpapers but no other markings.
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. Heidelberg GR, Kehrer, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 120 pages, hardcover with color photos throughout. Photographer Dan Nelken takes a loving look at farm animal competitions at American county fairs, ca. 1998 - 2007. Clean, no dust jacket issued.
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.