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Last Updated January 14, 2016


1. Anderson, D.H. The Primer of Irrigation. Chicago: D.H. Anderson Publishing Company, 1905. 257 pages. Red cloth covers. Shelf wear to the binding and rubbing to the spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. A few scuffed spots to the binding. The pages are tightly bound and clean. $15.00

2. Boyle, Jesse George. VEGETABLE GROWING. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1917. 350 pages. Scarce title. Includes 154 photographic illustrations. Red cloth covers show quite a bit of wear to the spine edges and corners. Corners are rubbed and slightly bumped. Some soiling to the binding. Pages are tightly bound. The former owner has signed his name in a few places in pencil at the bottom of chapter conclusions. $15.00

3. Breece, H. E. Hansen, H. V. & Hoerner, T. A.. Fundamentals Of Machine Operation, Planting. Deere & Co., 1975. Softbound covers show wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. Light soiling to the covers. A solid copy. $19.50

4. Budd, J.L. AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL MANUAL. Part I. Comprising the Leading Principles and Practices Connected with the Propagation, Culture, and Improvement of Fruits, Nuts, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Plants in the United States and Canada. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1904. 417 pages. This is part I of I only. This first edition was done in a limited number of copies. Shelf wear to the binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped. $43.95

5. Carlson, Keith R. Fundamentals of Machine Operation: Agricultural Machinery Safety. Deere and Company, 1974. Glossy softbound covers show wear and rubbing to the edges. Some soiling to the edges of the covers. Note: The Amazon catalog listing mentions that this is an instructor's Kit, but it does not say that on the book. This appears to be the manual and not a kit. $5.95

6. Casson, Herbert N., Rollin W. Hutchinson, Jr., & L. Horse, Truck, & Tractor - The Coming of Cheaper Power for City & Farm. Chicago: F.G. Browne & Co. 1913, 1913. Shelf wear to the spine edges and rubbing to the corners. Some fading to the spine title. A square and tightly bound copy with clean pages. $35.00

7. Dingee-Macgregor,. Science Of Successful Threshing. Racine, Wisconsin: J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co., 1904. 215 pages. Blue cloth covers.Quite a bit of shelf wear to the binding and rubbing to the spine and corners. There is a dampstain across the tops of about half of the pages. With woodcut illustrations scattered throughout the book. $45.00

8. Fox, Michael W. Farm Animals: Husbandry, Behavior and Veterinary Practice. Univ Park Pr, 1984. 285 pages. Quite a bit of shelf wear to the spine and board edges and corners. The binding has a slight lean. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. $88.00

9. Griffin, George A. Combine Harvesting. Fundamental Submachine Operation. Deere & Co, 1981. 212 pages. Softbound covers show wear and rubbing to the edges of the spine and corners. Some soiling to the covers. The front cover and about half of the text pages pages have bumps and creases to the lower right corner from the book being dropped. Binding is tight. $14.50

10. Gunther, F.A. NEW MANUAL OF HOMEOPATHIC VETERINARY MEDICINE; OR, THE HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF THE HORSE, THE OX, THE SHEEP, THE DOG, ETC. Boston: Otis Clapp, 1866. Some shelf wear. Corners bumped. Soiling to binding. I to the covers. Scarce, early veterinary book. $85.00

11. Hill, Isaac. THE FARMER'S MONTHLY VISITOR. Intended to Promote the Interest of the Farmer, to Defend the Dignity of the Agricultural Profession, and Encourage the Practice of Domestic Economy. Volume II (2). 1840. Concord, New Hampshire: Published by John M. Hill, 1840. 190 pages. Complete volume 2, issued monthly. Fully original binding, with brown leather spine and corners and with marbled paper over board covers. There is shelf wear to the spine edges and the board edges and corners. A few scuffs and rubbed spots to the spine, mostly along the joints and the edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. A beautiful copy. This volume contains an issue with a section on farm architecture, with illustrations and plans for building and dwelling quarters for a laborer without a farm, and plans for a village cottage for a small family. A most interesting early American agricultural book. Measures 12.5 inches tall by just under 9 inches wide. The articles are entirely on the subject of agriculture, both domestic and international. There are some woodcut illustrations of farm implements and tools such as plows, harrows, and other implements.  $95.00

12. Hopfen, Hans Joachim. Farm Implements for Arid and Tropical Regions. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1969. 159 pages. Softbound covers. Ex-library label on the front cover and library pockets inside the front cover.Shelf wear to binding and rubbing to spine and corners. Corners slightly bumped.  $7.50

13. Hughes, Harold A. Fundamentals of Machine Operation: Crop chemicals. John Deere, 1976. 229 pages. Softbound covers show wear and rubbing to the edges and some soiling to the edges of the front cover. Slight waviness to the pages, not due to water contact but due to being stacked under something heavy with the spine up. Still a solid copy. $21.50

14. J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company. Case Machinery. Racine, WI: J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company, ca. 1980. 112 pages. This is a facsimile reproduction of the 1918 original catalogue. Softcover binding. There is some wear to the spine edges and corners. $25.00

15. John Deere. Fundamentals of Machine Operation: Machinery Management. John Deere Educational Media, 1975. Softbound covers show some wear to the edges and some rubbing and scuffing to the covers. $14.95

16. Morland, Andrew &  Peter Henshaw. Allis-Chalmers Tractors. Motorbooks International, 1997. 96 pages. Glossy softbound covers in very good condition. $22.50

17. Pacific Portland Cement Company. HOW TO USE CEMENT ON THE FARM. San Francisco: Pacific Portland Cement Co. , 53 pages. No date of publication, but appears to be about 1910. (There is a date of 1909 referenced near the end of the book). Softbound covers. Some wear and soiling to the covers. Front cover has a crease from being folded. $22.50

18. Silver Manufacturing Company. Modern Silage Methods. The Silver MFG Co., 1911. Softbound covers. Some wear to the edges, with slight curling to the corners of the front cover and the first few pages. $12.50

19. Stephenson, James H. Farm Engines and How To Run Them. The Young Engineer's Guide. Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1903. 1903 printing. Pictorial red cloth covers, with a gold illustration of a steel-real tractor on the front cover. Shelf wear and rubbing to the spine edges and corners. Corners slightly bumped and quite rubbed through. A few pages have fingerprint smudges at the edges. The binding is tight. With numerous illustrations. $38.00

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