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1 Nitrogen Fixing Trees - a Training Guide
Bangkok Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific 1987 Paperback Very Good+ 
1987 RAPA Publication #15. Bright clean copy; no marks. Mild handling evidence to externals. VG+; RAPA Publication #15; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 172 pages; Bright clean copy; no marks. Mild handling evidence to externals. VG+ 
Price: 8.50 USD
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2 The Farm Journal Illustrated Farm and Business Directory of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania: 1915
Philadelphia Wilmer Atkinson 1915 Hard cover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs/ Ads; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages; Tan 1/4 cloth, illustrated paper over boards. Bright and attractive example of this Dauphin county directory, one of the harder to find of the Farm Journal PA county directories. Lacking the road map but other wise snug and neat with just mild rub at board tips. Aside from missing map, a VG++ example. Includes numerous local ads and an exhaustive directory of farms and businesses for Dauphin 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 The Rural Magazine and Literary Evening Fire-Side Volume I, Nos. 1 - 12.
Philadelphia Richards & Caleb Johnson 1820 First Edition 1/2 leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages; Issues 1 -12; all that were published. Bound together in a mid/late 19th century 1/2 leather over marbled paper. Includes numbers 1 - 12 of this short lived monthly devoted to the concerns of the early American frontiersman. Much on brewing, cider making, horse and mule keeping, clearing and planting etc. Extensive and regular content devoted to education. Leather rubbed lightly over spine edges and at corner tips. Binding snug. Expected general toning to page stock. Damp line visible to front and bottom edges but with only a mild tide line visible among the first few leaves. Scattered light toning and foxing in the text, as expected. One leaf with a short closed tear and a small fingernail sized chip which has removed a few words from a passage. A few illustrations from woodcuts. Spine tooled in gilt "Miscellany Vol III" ; small penciled binder's tag tipped in over main title page. Quite uncommon early American magazine, especially so in its complete short run. Includes early abolitionist content. VG- 
Price: 265.00 USD
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4 A Rural DD [Esdaile, David] Contributions to Natural History; Chiefly in Relation to the Food of the People
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1865 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 365 pages; Hardcover, 1st edition. Soundly bound in original dark green cloth with title-lettering in gilt to spine panel. Light shelf rub and tiny and nicks to cloth at spine ends and corners. Tenderness and partial splits in the gutters of the coated lining sheets. Light foxing to front endpapers and slight scattered soiling in the text. 20 page publisher's catalog added at rear. Begins with the virtues of eating horses and fungi, goes on to fish culture and ends with the growing of silkworms in your yars to clothe your family. Earnest humor? Now timely. Chapters on almanacs, folk-lore and weather prognostics. VG- 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Abernathey, R. James The Miller and Millwright
Nashville, Tenn. The Dixie Miller Company 1904 First Edition Flexible cloth Good+ 
Lithographed ads ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 156 pages; Limp cloth backed wraps; bound with side stapling. Apparent 1st edition. Sound and complete; no marks. Covers surface and edges worn with shallow chips to cover edges and base of spine. Contents generally clean though with some light soiling to the endpages. Drink ring ripple to front cover and light spill/damp line across rear cover with last several pages of illustrated ads lightly rippled. Sound, complete with some moderate wear from use and storage. G++ to VG- 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Alexander, Lyle T and John G Cady Genesis and Hardening of Laterite in Soils
Washington D. C. U. S. Dept. of Agriculture 1962 First Edition Wraps Very Good 
Technical bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 90 pages; Paperback in matte title lettered covers. Solid clean copy with light to moderate toning of covers. Mild handling/shelf evidence at edges. Spine unlettered, as issued. Sound clean copy; illustrated. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Atkinson, Alan Camden; Farm and Village Life in Early New South Wales
New York Oxford University Press 1988 0195549511 / 9780195549515 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
BW Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages; 1988 Oxford U Press HC/DJ. 1st edition. Hardcover in glossy illustrated dust jacket. Text unmarked; a few pages with the corner tip creased. Book is tight with no signs of shelf wear; spine is slightly cocked. Just superficial rub to dust jacket surfaces, and a tiny nick crown of spine panel. VG++/VG++ 
Price: 124.00 USD
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8 Baratte, J. Si La Motoculture M' Était Contée
Paris G E P 1976 Wraps Very Good- 
French Language Edition; Photographs; draeings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pages; 1976 G E P; Paris. Softcover in typographic wraps. Sound copy with moderate shelf soiling to covers. Solidly bound and with clean contents. Numerouis photographs and illustrations. VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Bowman, Gail B. Raising Meat Goats for Profit
Twin Falls, ID Bowman Communications 1999 0967038103 / 9780967038100 Paperback Fine 
B&W Illustrations, photos and tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, tight and fresh. Feels and appears unread. Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings of goats and goat care practices. Fine. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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10 Breth, Harris G. Even the Barn Blew Down
New York Carlton Press Inc 1986 0806225416 / 9780806225418 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 327 pages; Square, sound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. No marks. Mildly toned jacket; rear jacket panel also mildly soiled. Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG+/VG-. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Cole, S. W The American Veterinarian, Or, Diseases of Domestic Animals; Showing the Causes, Symptoms and Remedies, and Rules for Restoring and Preserving Health ... with Directions for Training and Breeding
Boston John P. Jewett 1854 Full leather Good+ 
Woodcuts; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Commission For The Investigation and Control Of The Chestnut Tree Blight Disease In Pennsylvania The Chestnut Blight Disease Means of Identification, Remedies Suggested and Need of Co-Operation to Control and Eradicate the Blight
Philadelphia Commission for the Investigaton and Control of the Chestnut Tree Blight Disease in Pennsylvania 1912 First Edition Wraps Good 
Bulletin #1; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 9 pages; Slim softcover in pictorial, orange paper wraps. Wraps seperated at spine edge; both covers present. Dust soiled surfaces; several pages with vertical stress creases. Contents sound and generally clean. Good only, at best. Scarce early study of this tree disease which ravaged much of South Central PA forests and groves. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Crepin, Joseph and Stephen Considine (Intro. ) and David and Micki Colfax (Ed. ) La Chevre
Philo, CA Mountain House Press 1990 0939665042 / 9780939665044 First Edition Thus Paperback Very Good+ 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Square sound and neat. No marks. Revised and retranslated classic work on dairy goat husbandry. Mild bump lower front corner and trace shelf evidence edges. Tight binding feels unread. VG++ to NF 
Price: 18.50 USD
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14 Davidson, J Brownlee Agricultural Machinery
London John Wiley & Sons Inc 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs and Diagrams; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 396 pages; HC in original navy cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to the spine and stamped in blind to the front cover. Soundly bound and neat. Light shelf/handling wear to boards at edges. Spine ends lightly crimped and corners mildly bumped. Moderately shaken in the spine. Superficial toning to endpages and page edges. Prior owner's name penned to front endpage. Illustrated with b&w photographs and diagrams. Solid unmarked copy. VG 
Price: 29.50 USD
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15 Forward, Charles W. Butchers' Meat and its Effects Upon the Human Body
London Denny & Thomson 1923 First Edition Trade paperback Very Good- 
32mo 4" - 5" tall; 119 pages; Original thatched paper wraps with titles and illustration to cover and titles to spine. Ads on inside covers. Scarce polemic by prominent early vegetarian, animal rights and anti-vivisectionist, Charles Forward. Sound and generally neat, with a bit of mild soiling to covers and some light foxing to the front and rear end matter. Tiny chip off the rear cover lower corner. A few cursory pen marks in the preliminary pages. A solid and neat copy of this very uncommon vegetarian manifesto. VG- 
Price: 125.00 USD
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16 Fraquhar, A. B. and Pennsylvania Agricultural Works Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Works; A. B. Farquhar, Proprietor: Manufacturer of Standard Agricultural Implements and Machinery; Plows, Cotton Sweeps and Cultivators...
York, PA Fraquhar, A. B. and Pennsylvania Agricultural Works 1871 Annual catalog Paperback Good+ 
Woodcuts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 96 pages 
Price: 195.00 USD
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17 French, M. H. Observations on the Goat
Rome Food and Agriculture Organization 1980 9251008485 / 9789251008485 Third Printing Paperback Very Good 
Tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Square sound and clean copy has light shelf rub at cover edges and a small nick to the front edge of the over and the first few leaves. Expected mild toning to page stock. VG 
Price: 23.50 USD
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18 Garner, Wightman W. The Production of Tobacco; A Complete Study of Modern Improved Methods of Growing and Handling Tobacco
Philadelphia The Blakiston Company 1946 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 520 pages; HC/DJ is snug and solid in original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket corners and edges shelf worn and lightly chipped; a quarter sized chip missing from the crown of the spine panel. Cloth spine ends mildly crimped. Joints a little tender. Light toning to endpaper gutters. Illustrated with B/W photographs. Gift inscription penned neatly to front endpaper. VG-/G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
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19 Gesner, Johann Matthias (1691-1761) and Marcus Porcius Cato Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius, Quibus Nunc Accedit Vegetius De Mulo Medicina, Et Gargilii Martialis Fragmentum...
Leipzig; Lipsiae Sumptibus Caspari Fritsch; Caspar Fritsch 1735 First Edition Vellum Very Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 1316 pages; Caspar Fritsch, Leipzig. Handsomely bound in contemporary full vellum with brown morocco title labels to spine. Folding frontis copperplate and 4 folding copperplate engraved plates. Vol I: [10], LVI, 858 p. ; Vol II : [10], p. 859-1316, 159 p.. Mounted to the front pastedown is the armorial bookplate of Thomas Falconer with four lozenges below the shield indicating earlier Falconer lineage; below this is mounted a later bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason. Snugly bound in bright clean vellum with just mild shelf rub to extremities. Almost imperceptible to the base of the spines are the impressions of a library catalogue numbers, though there are no library attachments or stamps, only a small 5 character number stamp on the versos of the title pages. Expected but mild scattered foxing; brown totning to the pages around the text block of most of the text. A handsome and well preserved example. VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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20 Glinka, K. D. & A. Gourevitch (Trans. ) Treatise on Soil Science
Jerusalem Israel Program for Scientific Translations for the National Science Foundation 1963 First English Edition Paperback Good+ 
B&W Photographs; tables and graphs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 674 pages; 1st English language edition from the 4th Russian revised ed. Stout paperback in matte title lettered wraps. Soundly bound with neat contents. Light ex-library indications including stamp and serial number to front cover but no other attachments or labels. Light. Handling wear to wraps at edges. Moderate foxing and light soiling to wraps at spine and edges. Illustrated with b&w photographs, graphs and tables. Solid unmarked copy. G++ to VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
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