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The Farmer. Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture, the Mechanic Arts and Household Economy

by Elliott & Shields

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Richmond, VA. Volume I: Nos. 1-12 (January- December 1866), 488 pp., with many pages of advertising. Tall 8vo in half leather and marbled paper over boards. With the bookplate ‘Old Home Library’ of John C. Shields and many full and part page engravings, chiefly in service of the advertisements. Begun with the encouragement, if not the sponsorship of William H. Richardson, erstwhile Adjutant General of Virginia, Elliott and Shields’ periodical set out to encourage a ‘new labor system of the whole South’ and more generally to revive a moribund agricultural economy. Central to this new system of agriculture, as advocated by Richardson in an October 1865 article in the Richmond Whig, was the retention in whole of the ‘large landed estates of Virginia’ and ‘settling them with an English or Scotch tenantry’ (i.e., replacing black slaves with white tenants). Failing suitable white replacments, black tenants might do. The February number reprints a… Read more
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A Farmer's Year

by Haggard, H. Rider

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London: Longman’s, Green, 1899. First edition (xx, 489) with 2 maps and 36 full-page illustrations by G. Leon Little. Card from The Atheneum signed by Haggard, dated 25 April 1921 (‘Faithfully yours/ H. Rider Haggard’) inserted. Octavo in blue publisher’s cloth, gilt titles and decoration. H. S. F. Jebb’s copy with his bookplate and Christmas greetings from ‘Florrie’ (quite possibly Florence Lady Bell-- social reformer and author of a study of Middlesbrough, 1907). Edges rubbed, occasional light foxing. After the death of his son in 1891, Haggard withdrew from public life for a while. Eventually, however, he recovered sufficiently to stand (unsuccessfully) for Parliament in East Norfolk, and then pushed on, eager ‘to do something...more practical than the mere invention of romance upon romance’(Cohen, 158). To that end he addressed himself to the desperate state of farming in England and kept a diary for 1898, published as A Farmer’s Year (1899),… Read more
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The Farmer’s Calendar: Containing the Business Necessary to Be Performed on Various Kinds of Farms during Every Month of the Year

by Young, Arthur

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London: Richard Phillips, 1815. Tenth edition (xii, 658). Tall octavo in three-quarter leather over marbled paper (much rubbed, hinges skillfully repaired) with one folding plate illustrating methods of irrigating fields. From the library and with the bookplate of Lord Dinorbin (Welsh coal mine owner). Arthur Young (1741- 1820) was one of the most influential proponents of the value of accurately observing and recording what farmers, large and small, actually did. Fussell says, “The fortunate accident that turned Young into a farmer rather than a citizen of literary parts led to the first attempt to obtain not only statistics of production but also costs of production... by the lately recognized method, euphoniously entitled ‘field work’, instead of by the Buddhistic method of concentration practised by so many of his contemporaries” (More Old Farm Books, 70). Young believed if you wanted to know what the weather was like, you should open the door and go outside. The… Read more
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“Fennec”. Single plate, No. 28, (Benard, Direxit) from Cartes et Figures du Voyage en Nubie et en Abyssinie par James Bruce. Atlas volume from Voyage Aux Sources du Nil, en Nubie et en Abyssinie, Pendant Les Annees 1768... 1772

by Bruce, James

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Paris: Chez Plassan, 1792. Copperplate engraving of this dainty desert fox, sheet (29cm x 22cm), plate (22cm x 18cm) on fine rag paper. James Bruce, African explorer and Scottish wine merchant (1730-1794), visited Ethiopia searching for the source of the Blue Nile. Plates from this edition are based on Bruce’s own drawings. Nissen ZB1: 618. A clean bright image with ample margins.
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The Field Book of Manures; or, the American Muck Book

by Browne, D. J

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New York: A.O. Moore, 1858. Illustrated with a number of engravings, Index, 422 pp., publisher’s catalogue. The book treats of the “nature, properties, sources, history, and operations of all the principal fertilizers and manures in common use, with specific directions for their preparation, preservation, and application to the soil and to crops.” In half-leather, plain brown cloth, gilt lettering, marbled edges, the plate of the Illinois District School Library. Leather spine rubbed and becoming fragile at the front hinge, but still a generally tight, clean copy. A very good copy
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The First of April: or, the Triumphs of Folly: a Poem

by Combe, William

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London: J. Bew, 1777. First edition (var. with ‘lie’ for ‘are’ at iii: 3, 4to., iv, 38 pp.), “dedicated to a celebrated dutchess by the author of The Diaboliad.” In rather unpleasant olive green cloth and brown endpapers (c. 1900), a few small text repairs (patched), but a tight clean copy of Combe’s satirical poem often found bound with his earlier Diaboliad. A scarce book. Scarce
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Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, as Well for the Champion, or Open Country, as for the Woodland or Several; together with A Book of Huswifery.

by Tusser, Thomas

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London: Lackington, Allen and Co., 1812. Edited by William Mavor. New edition with ‘notes georgical, illustrative, and explanatory’ (328; table of Points, glossary, adverts.). Quarto, in full red leather, gilt titles to spine, five raised bands, titles in red. Thomas Tusser (1524- 1580) first published A Hundred Good Pointes of Husbandrie in 1557, the second printed book on farming published in English, after Fitzherbert’s Husbandry (1523), and for the time something of a perennial best seller. In 1573 the text, much modified and expanded, was published in its final form as Five Hundred Points. McRae says, ‘At the heart of the book is a calendar of information and advice about the farming year,’ a device which originated with Tusser and which commonly appears in works on gardening and farming to this day. In the latter part of the book are the ‘pointes of huswiferie loosely arranged around a working day; and framing these principal sections are a number of..poems,… Read more
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Floating Spars

by Tindale, Thomas Plumpton

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N.p. [but London]: H[orace] N[oble] P[ym], 1876. Privately printed in an edition limited to 100 copies (frontis, 63 pp.). Inscribed by Horace Pym (1844- 1896), the editor/ publisher, to his daughter (‘For Via from her Dad’) and with her bookplate (‘Via’ Yolande Sylvia Nina Noble Pym). Small 4to in brown cloth with gilt pictorial decoration and titles to beveled covers and spine, teg, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece by William Blake Richmond (‘a labour of love’) and a memoir by Pym who collected and published these twenty poems as a tribute to a naturalist friend who died young. Pym describes Tindale’s cluttered house in Sussex Square in which ‘he would shut himself up for many hours, hardly touching food, and reading and writing for ten and twelve hours at a stretch’ and which ‘he fitted up in the quaint manner which so forcibly reflected the many-sided mind of its master:-- old pictures, Anglo-Saxon skulls and stone implements...ponderous folios,… Read more
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The Floral World and Garden Guide

by Hibberd, Shirley (Editor)

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London: Groombridge, 1872- 1880. First edition. Nine volumes, for the years 1872- 1880 of the gardening monthly with a total of 99 chromolithographic plates, plus other engravings, as called for. In half morocco and marbled paper over boards, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt lettering. Two volumes professionally rebacked, others with re-inforced hinges. Edges rubbed, tips worn; neat library bookplate afixed to paste down of each volume, pocket and date due at back as usual (no other stamps, etc.). The nine volumes apparently unopened, text and images clean and sharp throughout. An exceptionally nice collection of this Victorian gardening periodical in a variety of vivid, contemporary marbled papers. A run of nine years, 99 lithographs, unopened
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London: Henry Colburn, 1827. New [third] edition (adverts, vii, 136). Six colour plates, one folding as frontispiece. Slim octavo, modern brown half cloth and green paper-covered boards with matching endpapers; gilt titles to spine. While Jackson (whose name is sometimes spelt ‘Jacson’-- as in Shteir, ODNB, where her name is given as ‘Maria Elizabetha Jacson’) does not appear on the title page as the author, which simply gives us ‘the authoress’, she is named on the final page of the book. The Manual, Jackson’s most successful book, was preceded by Botanical Dialogues (1797), evidently intended as an introduction to botany suitable for schools, Botanical Lectures (1804), a re-worked version of Dialogues, which had proved ‘too learned for the juvenile market’. Jackson (1754- 1842) began writing in the first place for the best of reasons: she needed the money. Erasmus Darwin commended her first book and praised her for ‘so accurately explaining a… Read more
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Flower Garden Directory and Descriptive Price -List of Seeds, Bulbs, &c

by [Curtis, D. T.] D. T. Curtis & Co

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Boston: D. T. Curtis, 1876. The twenty-third edition (88 pp.) in soft wraps, illustrated with engravings of various flowers and garden implements (brass garden syringes), descriptions of French and German flower varieties as well as more usual contemporary seeds and bulbs. The slightest flaking top and bottom spine of an otherwise remarkably fine copy without the damage and wear usually associated with such an ephemeral document of mid-nineteenth century horticulture.
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The Forest Arcadia of Northern New York Embracing a View of Its Mineral, Agricultural, and Timber Resources.

by [Coffin, Nathaniel Wheeler]

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Boston: T.O. H. P. Burnham, 1864. First edition (pp. 224). Duodecima (16 cm) in brown decorative publisher’s cloth, gilt titles to spine, t.e.g. The anonymous Bostonian’s casual tour begins at Rouse’s Point, NY, situated in the northeasterly corner of the state where New York, Vermont, and Canada intersect, and carries on by rail to the west across the St. Lawrence lowlands, passing through Chateaugay, and fetches up first at Potsdam, a principal town of St. Lawrence County, that triangular slab of northern New York whose arcadian delights (as Wheeler might have said) he is most interested in exploring. Wheeler’s travels take him along river valleys into in some of the back country which climbs to the south of  Potsdam and Canton up into the Adirondacks. It is characteristic of Wheeler’s account that, in one breath, he expostulates (his word) on the beauty of the forest all around him and enthuses on the great harvests of timber to be snatched from it or foresees iron mines spread across… Read more
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The Foresters: A Poem Descriptive of a Pedestrian Journey to the Falls of Niagara in the Autumn of 1804

by Wilson, Alexander

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West Chester, PA: Joseph Painter, 1838. First edition (104, Notes). 16mo, bound in new tan morocco, gilt titles to spine, new marbled endpapers. Section of publisher’s preliminary note missing. Quite a scarce little book by one of the first important North American ornithologists who, on another excursion, floated down the Mississippi to New Orleans in his boat The Ornithologist.
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The Foresters: A Poem Descriptive of a Pedestrian Journey to the Falls of Niagara in the Autumn of 1804

by Wilson, Alexander

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West Chester, PA: Joseph Painter, 1838. First edition (104, Notes). 16mo, bound in recent polished calf. Quite a scarce little book by one of the first important North American ornithologists who, on another excursion, floated down the Mississippi to New Orleans in his boat The Ornithologist. A fine, pleasing copy.
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Formal Gardens in England and Scotland, their Planning and Arrangement, Architectural and Ornamental Features

by Triggs, Inigo

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London: Batsford, 1902. Subscriber’s copy (xxiv, 59 pp., 122 plates). Illustrated with 72 plates from drawings by Triggs and 53 photographs by Charles Latham. Large folio (44 cm x 33 cm) in half morocco and paper covered boards, five raised bands, gilt to titles, teg, rubricated titles. Studies ‘some of the most complete and historical gardens’ in England and Scotland giving both historical and descriptive accounts of the gardens illustrated-- not only gardens but pictures and descriptions of dovecotes and mazes as well. A few closed tears, library bookplate, 3 unobtrusive stamps to a still handsome copy of this lovely large appreciation of gardens. Subscriber's copy, 72 plates and over fifty photgraphs, large folio
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Fragments of the Natural History of Pennsylvania, Part First

by Barton, Benjamin Smith

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Philadelphia: printed for the Author by Way & Groff, 1799. First edition (xviii, 24). Folio, in modern green cloth and marbled paper, gilt title to spine. Right margin of title page moderately toned, a few spots in the texts, a single perforated library stamp at the top corner of the first page of the Introduction. Benjamin Smith Barton, M.D., (1766- 1815) was professor variously of materia medica, natural history, and botany at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Linnaeen Society, the American Philosophical Society, and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, among others. Barton’s principal work is Elements of Botany (1804), the first botany text published in the U.S. His wide ranging interests in natural history led him to publish a number of monographs and studies, e.g., ‘The Fascinating Quality Ascribed to the Rattlesnake’ (1796) and ‘New Views of the Origins of Tribes in the United States’ (1797). Barton acted as advisor on botanical collections… Read more
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Francois LeVaillant Traveller in South Africa and His Collection of 165 Water-colour Paintings 1781- 1784.

by Quinton, J. C. and A. M. Lewin Robinson, et al. (Eds.)

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Cape Town: Library of Parliament, 1973. First edition, ‘No. 293 of an English edition limited to 2500 copies, of which Nos. 1- 250 are bound in full blue calf’. Two volumes (pp. xx, 172, plates; xiv, 181, bibliog., index, plates). Folio (31 cm) in navy blue cloth with gilt titles. The text of Volume I comprises a biographical sketch of LeVaillant by Matthys Bokhorst, an account of LeVaillant’s two journeys in southern Africa by Vernon Forbes, commentaries on Le Vaillant’s representation of various indigenous groups’ culture, and an evaluation of LeVaillant as an ornithologist (He wasn’t perfect).  The text of Volume II focuses on LeVaillant’s watercolours with commentary by Jurgens Meester, S. H. Scaife, and  P. G. Jordaan. Bokhorst contributes remarks from the perspective of the history of art. The work includes an extensive bibliography with notes on Le Vaillant’s African works by A. M. Lewin Robinson. The colour plates (about 30 cm x 20 cm), the principal feature of the work,… Read more
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Frank Forester’s Fish and Fishing of the United States, and British Provinces of North America.

by Herbert, William Henry

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London: Richard Bentley, 1849. First edition (pp. xvi, 455). Large octavo (23 cm) in half dark green morocco over marbled paper, gilt decoration and titles to spine, t.e.g.; marbled endpapers with the bookplate of author John Croft Deverell (Nightmare Abbey, 1818) and Henry Chase Hopewell (1920- 2010), Newcastle, Maine.  A fine copy in a handsome binding. Westwood & Satchell, 115.
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The Frigate 'Constitution' and Other Historic Ships

by Magoun, F. Alexander

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Salem: Marine Research Society, 1928. First edition (xvii, 155, index, list of pub’s.). Folio, in plain black cloth. Frontispiece, photo of ‘Constitution’ c. 1910. Plates and detailed plans of sails, rigging, decks and furniture, gun ports, etc., as found on a viking ship, the ‘Santa Maria’, the ‘Mayflower’, the ‘Constituition’, the ‘Flying Cloud’, and the ‘Bluenose’ prepared by Magoun of the department of Naval Architecture at MIT, with details also of 17th century English and Dutch merchant vessels. All together, thirty fine b&w photo plates and sixteen measured plans (double-page, folding). Principal emphasis is the ‘Constitution’ which the U.S. Navy had at the time set about restoring. Magoun notes the objections of some of his colleagues to the inclusion of the Canadian fishing schooner ‘Bluenose’ as somehow ‘unpatriotic’ and remarks, not entirely persuasively, that one fishing boat is like every… Read more
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The Furniture of Old Ontario

by Shackleton, Philip

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Toronto: MacMillan, 1973. Limited edition, No. 58 of 250, signed by Shackleton ([xii], 399) with twelve full-page colour plates and 562 b&w illustrations with accompanying commentaries. Folio (31 cm.) in tan buckram, gilt titles to spine, green slipcase (sun-faded). Especially good on the English and Pennsylvania Dutch influences on the style of Upper Canadian furniture. A small stain lower left corner of front cover, a nick in the edge of the last page or so. A very good, clean copy.
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