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1 Booth, Russell Y. (President) Bantam Standard; American Bantam Association Presents Its First Bantam Standard for the Beeder, Exhibitor and Judge
American Bantam Association 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very scarce first edition in nice clean condition. Only fault is light sunning to spine. Blue boards show very little wear and have sharp corners. Book is tightly bound with very clean pages. Former owner's name penciled to front free endpaper, but could be erased if desired. Book is illustrated nicely throughout and provides breeders, exhibitors and judges of bantams with very detailed standards breed by breed. Laid-in is an Ohio card of breeder from Mineral Ridge, Ohio with photo of stock on face.Very scarce in this edition. 255 pages. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Farm (SIGNED By Bromfield), Bromfield, Louis
2 Bromfield, Louis The Farm (SIGNED By Bromfield)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint -- 10th Printing Hard Cover Hard Cover No DJ 
Bromfield is noted for his agricultue experiement at his Ohio Malabar Farm, but this book is a work of fiction. The book is clean and tightly bound, but lost its dustjacket. The only other fault is a small stain to blue top exterior edge.There is also book plate at front free endpaper that almost looks at first glance as though its's part ofthe design. The pay-off is the title page upon which Bromfield SIGNED thus, "With Best Wishes, Louis Bromfield." He also wrote his location, Malabar Farm, at the top and dated it 1939. The book came out originally in 1933. It measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 346 clean and tightly bound pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Talks on Manures; A Series of Familiar and Practical Talks  Between the Author and the Deacon, the Doctor, and Other Neighbors on the Whole Subject of Manures and Fertilizers, Harris, Joseph
3 Harris, Joseph Talks on Manures; A Series of Familiar and Practical Talks Between the Author and the Deacon, the Doctor, and Other Neighbors on the Whole Subject of Manures and Fertilizers
New York Orange Judd Company 1883 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Clean and tightly bound book showing minor exterior wear, primarily to top edge of spine. Overall quite good. Internals are likewise clean with just a small bit of foxing to top back of front free endpaper and a few isolated spots on some pages, but most are pristine with just light toning around edges. Book measures 5"x7-1/4" and has 356 pages. Ads at back for other books, but this not a first edition. Book was originally published in 1878. Chapters cover farming as a business, natural manures, fermenting manures, management of manures. experiments with wheat, clover, barley, potatoes. etc. and much more. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Harwood, Gary;Hassler, David Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community
Kent, Ohio, U.S.A. Kent State Univ Pr 2006 0873388739 / 9780873388733 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Oblong 
Beautiful book -- crisp and clean with no names or writing, no bumps to boards and no tears or chips. Measures 8-3/4" tall and 11-1/2" high. Dustjcket protected by brand new mylar cover. Illustrated in its entirety with color photographs taken at a farm in Hartville, Ohio which employs Mexican migrant workers over a period of five years. Includes text. A compassionate look at the lives and culture of a tightly knit community. 160 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Captain Swing, Hobsbawn, E.J.; Rude, George
5 Hobsbawn, E.J.; Rude, George Captain Swing
Great Britain Larence & Wishart 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very nice, clean book with no names or writing, no bumps to boards, no tears or chips to jacket, and no price-clip. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover.Only real fault is some fadign to publisher's name at bottom of spine. The story of the revolt of agricultural laborers in 1830 England. The title comes from the signature most often added to threatening letters sent to landowners, parsons and well-to-do farmers demanding higher wages and the disuse of machinery. 384 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Eighty Acres Elegy for a Family Farm, Jager, Ronald
6 Jager, Ronald Eighty Acres Elegy for a Family Farm
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Beacon Press 1990 0807070440 / 9780807070444 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Flawless inside and out with no names or writing and no price-clip. Jacket is protected by brand new mylar cover. A memoir in which the author evokes the family farm as it was in the 1940's in Missaukee County, Michigan where he learned to serve the land in return for its bounty. The family was guided by strong Dutch Calvinism beliefs. Book measures 6" x 8" and has 257 pages. Has not bene price-cliped. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Contrary Farmer (The Real Goods Independent Living Books), Logsdon, Gene
7 Logsdon, Gene The Contrary Farmer (The Real Goods Independent Living Books)
U.S.A. Chelsea Green Pub Co 1994 0930031679 / 9780930031671 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Very handsome book -- crisp and clean with no defect of note. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. The authtor writes a column for New Farm Magazine which has the same title as this book. At times personal, often funny, but always challenging the reader. 237 pages includig index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The American Bee Journal (10 Issues 1882-1884), Newman Thomas C. (editor)
8 Newman Thomas C. (editor) The American Bee Journal (10 Issues 1882-1884)
Chicago, Illinois Thoms C. Newman 1982 Various Issues Soft Cover Good 4to - over 9 
Oh, how I wanted these! There were 20 altogether, but half of them were too awful to contemplate. The ones I bought are not going to be given tiaras for beauty, but at least they're only reasonably flawed. What makes them flawed are these things: partial spines required archival tape of five issues; a chewed lower edge of the front cover of one and to the lower right corner of another; a small bit of fairly light foxing and damp staining somewhere on each. There's also some vertical creasing, but I am going to iron them ASAP and put them in the book press overnight. There are many topics, including these -- a boss colony, honey from corn, bees as weather prophets, wintering bees successfully, a "played-out queen", fertile workers, bee and honey shows, feeding bees, gleanings from Germany, pasturage for bees; black bees as honey gatherers, and marketing honey and wax. The ten issues measure 7-3/4" x 10-1/2" and are thin with a dense text. Great ads too on the back covers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Apple Bitter-Rot and Its Control; The Round-Headed Apple Tree Borer; Preparation of Barreled Apples For Market; Apple Blotch, Roberts, John W.; Pierce, Leslie et al
9 Roberts, John W.; Pierce, Leslie et al Apple Bitter-Rot and Its Control; The Round-Headed Apple Tree Borer; Preparation of Barreled Apples For Market; Apple Blotch
Washington D.C. Department of Agriculture 1918 Nos. 675, 938, 1080, 1479 Soft Cover Very Good 
Four very nice clean well-cared for Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletins, all focused on aspects of growing and marketing apples. All are tightly bound and clean and measure 5-3/4" x 9-1/4". Only one has a small chip at top of spine. Collectively the booklets contain 86 pages illustrated with photos and drawings. Titles and dates are as follows: Apple Bitter-Rot and Its Control, 1918; The Round-Headed Apple-Tree Borer, 1919; Preparation of Barreled Apples for Market, 1919; and Apple Blotch, 1926. I have many of these bulletins from this time period, so if you are looking for one let me know and I'll try to find it. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Alternative Futures for World Food 1985 (three volume set(, Willett, Jospeh W.(Director)
10 Willett, Jospeh W.(Director) Alternative Futures for World Food 1985 (three volume set(
Washington U.S. Department of Agriculture 1978 Soft Cover Good-Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Three soft cover books, volumes 1-3. Sub-titles are as follows: Volume 1, World GOL Model Analytical Report; Vol. 2, World GOL Model Supply-Distirbution and Related Tables; and Volume 3, World GOL Model Analytical Report. Books measure 8"x10" and are clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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