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image of 1901 HANDWRITTEN DIARY KEPT BY THIS NEW YORK STATE DAIRYMAN, RESIDING IN POTSDAM, SAINT LAWRENCE COUNTY, NY

1901 HANDWRITTEN DIARY KEPT BY THIS NEW YORK STATE DAIRYMAN, RESIDING IN POTSDAM, SAINT LAWRENCE COUNTY, NY

by Bradley, Theodore

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Published
1901
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original manuscript
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$200.00

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1901. Original manuscript. Hardcover. Very Good. The main text of this diary comprises 183pp of neat, pencilled entries, along with 21pp of memoranda and cash accounts, and the usual printed almanac-type matter. In a wallet-style binding of maroon cloth, "Excelsior Diary" in gilt on the cover. 7" x 3.5" [Potsdam is some 85 miles south of… Read more
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image of 1879-1893 HANDWRITTEN FARM JOURNAL AND ACCOUNT BOOK KEPT BY RICHARD S. BURGARD, A PRODUCTIVE FARMER OF EAST BERLIN, PENNSYLVANIA.

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1879. Original manuscript. 130+pp of entries, written in green ink and black ink on the pages of a calf-bound account book, 7.5" x 4.5". On the cover is a two-cent stamp and a faint inscription: "Richard S. Burgard, Agent for the Heirs of Michael Burgard Dec'd." The name and East Berlin address of Michael S. Burgard… Read more
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$150.00
image of 1842-1856 GROUP OF FOUR (4) BLACKSMITHING, WAGON-MAKING, AND HORSE-TRADING DOCUMENTS.

1842-1856 GROUP OF FOUR (4) BLACKSMITHING, WAGON-MAKING, AND HORSE-TRADING DOCUMENTS.

by Boynton, Charles & Others

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Published
1842
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original documents
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$100.00

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Georgetown, Massachusetts, 1842. Original documents. Very Good. Four documents, written in various hands and inks on various papers. (1) Georgetown, Nov 30th, 1842 through Sept 7, 1843: lists 16 items (shoeing horse, new shoes, sharpening, nails for waggon, groning dasher, repair wagon, etc.), totaling $8.40, paid by Isaac Thompson. (2) Georgetown, 17 July 1849, to Robert… Read more
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image of 1848-1863 HANDWRITTEN JOURNAL:  "MICHAEL BURGARD, HIS GARDEN BOOK FOR MY 5 CHILDREN [including money received] OF SAMUEL JACOBS, "DESCIS [deceased]."

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1848. Original manuscript. Softcover. Very Good. (24)pp of entries, penned in a readable hand, beginning March 28, 1848. Bound in plain blue wrappers with ink blots; contents clean. 6" x 7.5" Beginning on 28 March 1848, entries include the following. "Received of David Jacobs the sum of four hundred Dollars Garden Money of samuel… Read more
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$125.00
image of POCKET DIARY:  FOR BEST RESULTS USE FARM BELL FERTILIZERS.

POCKET DIARY: FOR BEST RESULTS USE FARM BELL FERTILIZERS.

by United States Fertilizer Company

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Published
1914
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Fertilizer Co., 1914. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 72)pp, including 20pp of text and an unused "week at a glance" diary for 1914. The text includes: Elements of Fertility, Soil Requirements, fertilizer brands registered in various states, Ten Commandments of Agriculture, U.S. Postage Rates especially compiled for Farmers, number of trees or plants… Read more
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image of ANIMAL BASE FERTILIZERS  [pocket notebook]

ANIMAL BASE FERTILIZERS [pocket notebook]

by Reichard, Robert A.

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Published
(1952)
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Allentown, Pennsylvania: Robert A. Reichard, (1952). First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (17)pp text, 31pp of unused pages for memoranda; 8 photographs of farmers in their fields, birdseye views of office and plant inside covers. The text includes: features on successful farmers; soil conditions for various crops; plant food requirements; etc. Bound… Read more
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image of REICHARD'S RECORDS OF BUMPER CROPS FOR THE PAST SEASON:  What the Winners Have to Say.

REICHARD'S RECORDS OF BUMPER CROPS FOR THE PAST SEASON: What the Winners Have to Say.

by Reichard, Robert A.

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Published
(1938)
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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Allentown, PA: Robt. A. Reichard, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (24)pp, including nine unused leaves for memoranda; 16 illustrations from photographs. Bound in pictorial stiff wrappers, 5.75" x 2.75". [Unrecorded by OCLC.]
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$25.00
image of THE NEW TOBACCOLAND, U.S.A.  Right Combination.  World's Best Tobaccos.

THE NEW TOBACCOLAND, U.S.A. Right Combination. World's Best Tobaccos.

by North Carolina / Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company

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Published
1948
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$60.00

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Durham, North Carolina: Liggett & Myers, 1948. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Folio. (40)pp; illustrated throughout from photographs (8pp in full color). Bound in color-pictorial wrappers, linen spine covering. 14" x 10.25" Contains information on and pictures of tobacco farmers, harvesting aromatic Turkish tobaccos, world's finest cigarette paper, Chesterfield's vast plant at Durham, preparing… Read more
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$60.00
image of CIRCULAR [ADDRESS] TO THE ALUMNI OF MIAMI UNIVERSITY, May, 1845.  [with]  CIRCULAR TO THE FARMERS OF HAMILTON COUNTY, STATE OF OHIO, May, 1845.  [Both by R.H. Bishop, D.D. President of Miami University of Ohio.]

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Cincinnati: Printed by R.P. Brooks, 1845. First Editions. Softcover. Good . Two titles bound as one. pp: 12 + 12. Bound in decorated tan wrappers, rear cover chipped. 7.25" x 4.5" [American Imprints 45-830]
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$50.00
image of HORSE CARRIAGE, SADDLE & HARNESS TRADE LITERATURE

HORSE CARRIAGE, SADDLE & HARNESS TRADE LITERATURE

by Columbus Carriage Company

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Published
1896
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original documents
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$60.00

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Ohio: v.p., 1896. Original documents. Very Good. Three items. (1) Columbus Carriage trade catalog, 4pp, listing carriages, surreys, traps, phaetons, buggies, road wagons, and carts, all with brief descriptions and prices, 8.5" x 6". (2) Form letter on the letterhead of the Columbus Carriage Co. of Columbus, Ohio, dated March 16th, 1896, 10.75" x 8.25". … Read more
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$60.00
image of [cover title]  No. 1, FANCIERS' HAND BOOKS.  THE PRACTICAL BOOK OF CAGE BIRDS:  How to Breed the Different Varieties, and Instructions for Keeping Them in Health and Constant Song.

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Philadelphia: Philadelphia Bird Food Co., 1925. Softcover. Very Good. (120)pp; color frontispiece, full-page and text illustrations in black & white, including various birds, eight pages of cages, etc. Bound in pictorial yellow wrappers. 6" x 4.75". Laid in is a one-page list of prices for live birds and cages.
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$35.00
image of COLE'S ORIGINAL HEATERS FROM CHICAGO:  1903 Price List.

COLE'S ORIGINAL HEATERS FROM CHICAGO: 1903 Price List.

by Cole Manufacturing Company

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Published
1903
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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Chicago: Cole Mfg Co., 1903. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; illustrations throughout the text. Contains detailed descriptions and prices of a wide variety of stoves for burning soft coal, slack, siftings, lignitz, hard coal, coke, wood, and corn cobs. Bound in pictorial red wrappers; damped, with traces of red on lower margins of… Read more
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$50.00
image of BEE-KEEPERS' SUPPLIES:  Branch Office, Syracuse, N.Y.

BEE-KEEPERS' SUPPLIES: Branch Office, Syracuse, N.Y.

by Root, A.I.

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Published
1903
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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Medina, Ohio: A.I. Root Co., 1903. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. 37pp; illustrations in the text. Contains detailed descriptions and prices of many different forms of hives, along with honey boxes, wax extractors, honey extractors, honey knives, smokers, honey jars and cans, beekeeping books, live bees and queens, &c. Bound in pictorial wrappers. 9" x… Read more
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$40.00
image of ADDRESS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE WORCESTER AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY,  OCTOBER 7, 1819:  Being their First Anniversary Cattle Show and Exhibition of Manufactures.  Published by order of the Trustees.

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Worcester [MA]: Printed by Manning & Trumbull, 1819. First Edition. Very Good. 30pp. Lincoln extolls the art of husbandry, the worth of manual labor, and the pursuit of agriculture. This pamphlet includes a five-page list of prizes awarded by the Judges on Working Oxen, the Judges on Neat Stock & Swine, the Judges on Merino &… Read more
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$75.00
image of A COLLECTION OF FRESH FACTS, CONCERNING THE EFFECTS OF THE PROTECTIVE POLICY ON THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION, THE PRICES OF STEEL RAILS, WOOLEN AND COTTON GOODS, SALT, AND OTHER ARTICLES, THE WAGES OF LABOR, ETC., ETC.  Tariff Tract No. 2, 1882  [cover title].

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Philadelphia: American Iron and Steel Ass'n, 1882. First Edition. Softcover. Good . 28pp. Contents: The cost of transportation of western farm products; The price of steel rails; The tariff on wool and woolens; The tariff on cotton goods; The dairymen and the tariff; A tariff reminiscence; The duty on cotton ties; … Read more
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image of AN ARGUMENT FOR A PROTECTIVE TARIFF.  THE FARMER'S QUESTION;  Being A Reply to the Cobden Club Tract entitled "The Western Farmer of America."  By Jonathan B. Wise.

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Cambridge: University Press: John Wilson and Son, 1880. First Edition. Softcover. Good . 40pp; slip stating author's name is tipped in at front; errata slip at rear. Printed blue wrappers; back cover lacking. Neatly removed from a nonce volume. 8.5" x 5.5"
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$25.00
image of THE PUBLIC LANDS.  By Junius.

THE PUBLIC LANDS. By Junius.

by (Colton, Calvin, pseud. Junius)

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Published
1844
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Separate Edition
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$45.00

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New York: Greeley & McElrath, 1844. First Separate Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp. Neatly removed from a nonce volume, and spine reinforced with archival paper. First and final pages toned. 8.25" x 5.5". Colton advocates making public lands affordable for settlers and farmers. [American Imprints 44-1573.]
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$45.00
image of MAJOR E.H. EGERTON,  OFFICIAL HANDICAPPER TO THE JOCKEY CLUB.

MAJOR E.H. EGERTON, OFFICIAL HANDICAPPER TO THE JOCKEY CLUB.

by Egerton, E.H.

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Published
1889
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$40.00

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London: Vanity Fair, 1889. First Edition. Very Good. Full-color print, signed "Lib", chromolithographed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, and published as Men of the Day, No. 437, in the August 24, 1889 issue of "Vanity Fair". Image is 12.25" x 7.5". Includes the leaf of biographical text.
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Glasgow & London: Blackie and Son, 1855. First issued 1855. Hardcover. Good. Three volumes, thick octavo (9.75" x 6.75"). pp:1,172; 52 plates, some folding; illustrations in the text. Bound in 3/4 calf and patterned boards, marbled endpapers and edges, ribbed spines, leather labels. Book ticket of A&W Easton, Booksellers, Stationers and Printers,… Read more
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$200.00
image of THE NEW ENGLAND FARMER, AND HORTICULTURAL REGISTER.  Containing Essays, Original and Selected. relating to Agriculture and Domestic Economy, with the Prices of Country Produce.  Vol. XIX--New Series Vol. IX [complete in 52 issues],  July 8, 1840 - June 30, 1841 + index

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Boston: Joseph Breck and Company, 1841. First Editions. Softcover. Very Good. Broadsheets, folded to quarto, pp: 1 to 416 + 4-page index [8 to 16 pages per issue]. Includes many agricultural articles, including: Ayershire cattle, Shaker barns, beach grass, Brother Jonathan's wife's advice, cattle shows, cheese in Ohio, docking horses, Englishman's account of United States,… Read more
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