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Image for The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Genesee Farmer: 1851

Seller ID: 2205712


Front and end matter, fore-edge margin, and a few text pages foxed. 1851 Soft Cover. [9]-292, [2] pp. Shoestring-bound sammelband of twelve issues of The Genesee Farmer, reinforced with wood. An important mid-19th century agricultural periodical published in Rochester, New York. Collected articles on farming, livestock, and other rural concerns, with engraved illustrations throughout.KEYWORDS: EPHEMERA AGRICULTURE FARMING FARM LIFE GENESEE VALLEY View more info

Image for A Treatise on the Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration, and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Etc. Etc., including 'Old Rye' Whiskey, 'Old Rye Monongahela,' 'Wheat,' and 'Bourbon' Whiskeys, Fancy Brandies, Cordials, and Domestic Liquors. Based upon the 'French System.'

A Treatise on the Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration, and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Etc. Etc., including 'Old Rye' Whiskey, 'Old Rye Monongahela,' 'Wheat,' and 'Bourbon' Whiskeys, Fancy Brandies, Cordials, and Domestic Liquors. Based upon the 'French System.'

By: A Practical Chemist, and Experienced Liquor Dealer.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Published for the Author: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266630


Rebound in navy blue buckram, with gilt titles and rules on spine. Original green endpapers retained, and somewhat faded along edges. 1860 Hard Cover. xii, 208, [8] pp. An pre-American Civil War guide to the commercial production of wine and spirits, with scientific explanations related to the fermentation and distillation processes, and recipes for a variety of styles of wine, whiskey, brandy, gin, etc. View more info

Field Treatment of Tobacco Root-Rot

By: Briggs, Lyman J.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture: 1908

Seller ID: 1282352


Pages toned, pencil markings on front cover. 1908 Soft Cover. CONTENTS: Nature of Root-rot; Field treatment of root-rot; Occurrence of root-rot; Field experiments showing the bad effects of alkaline commercial fertilizers on root-rot soils; Greenhouse experiments with alkaline fertilizers; Summary. View more info

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The Physiology of Taste; or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (Everyman's Library)

By: Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme; Buford, Bill; Fisher, M.F.K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 2009

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2267294


First thus. A very nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. lviii, 446 pp. A culinary classic on the joys of the table—written by the gourmand who so famously stated, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are”—in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher’s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, The Physiology of Taste is a historical, philosophical, and ultim... View more info

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The Physiology of Taste; or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

By: Brillat-Savarin, Jean Anthelme; Fisher, M.F.K.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261259


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 6N laid in. Spine faded with small spot towards top edge, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1949 Hard Cover. xvi, 471 pp. 8vo. Translated into English from the original French by M.F.K. Fisher, with annotations. Illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. The Physiology of Taste is the most famous book about food ever written. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin's mas... View more info

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A Brief Discussion of the History of Cotton, Its Culture, Breeding, Harvesting and Uses

By: Brown, H.B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Louisiana State Dept: 1956

Seller ID: 1775662


Wrappers foxed. 1956 Stapled Binding. 22 pp. A detailed account of the history of cotton through the ages to the present day. View more info

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The First 100 Years of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva, NY, 1882-1982

By: Chapman, P.J.; Glass, E.H.; Krauss, R.E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station: 1999

Seller ID: 2132918


Edges a bit rubbed. 1999 Large Softcover. xiii, 309 pp. A century-long history of the Geneva agricultural experiment station, with biographical sketches of various directors, and chapters on entomology, plant pathology, food science and technology, pomology and viticulture, seed and vegetable sciences, integrated pest management, bacteriology, chemistry, and dairying & animal research. View more info

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20-Minute Vegetable Gardener: Gourmet Gardening for the Rest of Us

By: Christopher, Tom; Asher, Marty

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Random House: 1999

Seller ID: 2266617


No jacket. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. xii, 284 pp. Everyone loves garden-fresh vegetables, but who has the time or energy to grow their own? You do--if you adopt Tom and Marty's tried-and-true schemes and tricks for 20-minute vegetable gardening. They'll help you create from scratch a ready-to-plant garden in less than two hours, and then help you choose the easiest, most rewarding plants for your region and your tastes. You'll learn tips for winning the neighbor... View more info

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The Abandoned Farmers: His Humorous Account of a Retreat from the City to the Farm

By: Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2264225


No jacket, ink name on front endpaper, pencil name on second blank. 1920 Hard Cover. vii, 247 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (June 23, 1876 – March 11, 1944) was an American author, humorist, editor and columnist from Paducah, Kentucky, who relocated to New York in 1904, living there for the remainder of his life. He wrote for the New York World, Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper, as the highest paid staff reporter in the United States. Cobb also wrote more tha... View more info

Moth Activity in Hudson Valley Orchards Trapping Records of Seven Pest Species

By: Dean, R.W.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 1282354


Minor wear. 1969 Soft Cover. CONTENTS: Methods; CODLING MOTH: Life History Trap Records; RED-BANDED LEAF ROLLER: Life History Trap Records; FRUIT TREE LEAF ROLLER: Life History; Trap Records; OBLIQUE BANDED LEAF ROLLER: Life History; Trap Records; EYE-SPOTTED BUD MOTH: Life History; Trap Records; APPLE BARK BORER: Life History; Trap Records; ORIENTAL FRUIT MOTH: Life History; Trap Records; Moth Captures Relating to Host; Relative Abundance; Other Moths Found in Orchard T... View more info

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Genesee Valley Hydrography and Drainage (Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science, Vol. 7, PP. 157-188)

By: Fairchild, Herman L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rochester Academy of Science: 1935

Seller ID: 1526428


Lightly rubbed. 1935 Stapled Binding. 31 pp. 10 x 6 3/8. CONTENTS: Introduction; Tertiary, preglacial drainage; Glacial interference; Hydrography of the Genesee Valley; Volume of the Underground Water; Quality of the Artesian Water; Utilization of the Underground Water; Summary - Economic; Bibliography. View more info

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The Art of Eating

By: Fisher, M.F.K.; Fadiman, Clifton; Beard, James A.; Reardon, Joan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wiley: 2004

Seller ID: 2267373


A nice copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. xxxiv, 749 pp. Includes: Serve it Forth; Consider the Oyster; How to Cook a Wolf; The Gastronomical Me; An Alphabet for Gourmets. RUTH REICHL: Mary Frances [Fisher] has the extraordinary ability to make the ordinary seem rich and wonderful. Her dignity comes from her absolute insistence on appreciating life as it comes to her. JULIA CHILD: How wonderful to have here in my hands the essence of M.F.K. Fisher, whose wit and fulsome opinion... View more info

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Harris on the Pig. Breeding, Rearing, Management, and Improvement.

By: Harris, Joseph

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Orange Judd Company: 1883

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2207603


New and enlarged edition, revised by the author. Boards rubbed and stained, front endpaper removed, pages lightly soiled. 1883 Hard Cover. 273, [3] pp. 8vo. A guide to keeping pigs, written by the founder of Harris Seeds of Rochester. Joseph Harris was an English immigrant who became extremely successful in the selection of superior strains of vegetables and grains... His success as a seedsman led to the beginning of Harris Seeds in 1879. The company became widely popul... View more info

Image for Recent Advances in Food Science: Papers Read at the Residential Summer Course, Glasgow, September 1960 -- Two Volume Hardcover Set: Commodities; Processing (Books 1 & 2)

Recent Advances in Food Science: Papers Read at the Residential Summer Course, Glasgow, September 1960 -- Two Volume Hardcover Set: Commodities; Processing (Books 1 & 2)

By: Hawthorn, John; Leitch, Jas. Muil; Bate-Smith, E.C.; Reay, G.A.; Mrak, E.M.; Morris, E.O.; Howie, J.W.; Pomeroy, R.W.; Bendall, J.R.; Lawrie, R.A.; Lea, C.H.; Jones, K. Bryce; Houston, T.W.; Smith, J.A.B.; Tyler, C.; Rae, B.B.; Connell, J.J.; Love, R.M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Butterworths, London: 1962

Seller ID: 1271626


Former library copy. Only library marks are stamps on spine bases and stamps on copyright pages. 'Nell Mondy' in ink on front endpaper, minor pencil marks in text by former owner and Cornell professor Dr. Nell I. Mondy. 1962 Hard Cover. Includes numerous charts & graphs. PROVENANCE: This and numerous other items in our inventory were purchased at auction in Ithaca, NY from the estate of Nell Mondy. Long time GWIS member and friend, Dr. Nell Mondy, passed away Thursday, A... View more info

Image for The Pears of New York (Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1921, Volume II) (State of New York - Department of Agriculture Twenty-Ninth Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II)

The Pears of New York (Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1921, Volume II) (State of New York - Department of Agriculture Twenty-Ninth Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II)

By: Hedrick, U.P.; Howe, G.H.; Taylor, O.M.; Francis, E.H.; Tukey, H.B.; Thatcher, R.W.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: J.B. Lyon Company: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263124


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed, ink name crossed out on front endpaper. Text pages unmarked, binding square and holding firmly (we often see books in this series with damage to hinges). 1921 Large Hardcover. xi, 636 pp. 12 1/4 x 9 1/2. Original green cloth, gilt titles. Includes stunning full color plates depicting numerous types of pears. An extensive survey of many varieties of pear grown in New York, the aim of which - according to the preface - is to make... a ... View more info

Image for The Peaches of New York (Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1916, Volume II) (State of New York - Department of Agriculture Twenty-Fourth Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II)

The Peaches of New York (Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1916, Volume II) (State of New York - Department of Agriculture Twenty-Fourth Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II)

By: Hedrick, U.P.; Howe, G.H.; Taylor, O.M.; Tubergen, C.B.

Price: $140.00

Publisher: J.B. Lyon Company, Albany: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2078086


First edition. Boards rubbed (common with titles from this series), binding tight & square, no foxing. 1917 Large Hardcover. xiii, 541 pp. 12 1/4 x 9 3/4. Original green cloth, gilt titles. An extensive survey of many varieties of peaches grown in New York, including according to the preface an account of the history and uses of the peach; a discussion of the botanical characters of the species of cultivated peaches; an account of the peach-regions and of peach-growing i... View more info

Image for The Cherries of New York (Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1914, Volume II) (State of New York - Department of Agriculture Twenty-Second Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II)

The Cherries of New York (Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1914, Volume II) (State of New York - Department of Agriculture Twenty-Second Annual Report, Vol. 2, Part II)

By: Hedrick, U.P.; Howe, G.H.; Taylor, O.M.; Tubergen, C.B.; Wellington, R.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: J.B. Lyon Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2078082


First edition. The best copy we have handled - tight, square binding, no foxing to plates or text, none of the rubbing one generally sees to boards of books in this series, gilt titles bright with no loss. Tiny bump to front corner is only flaw. 1915 Large Hardcover. xii, 371 pp. 12 1/4 x 9 3/4. Original green cloth, gilt titles. An extensive survey of many varieties of cherries grown in New York, including according to the preface an historical account of cultivated che... View more info

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The Sawyer & Massey Co., Limited, Hamilton, Canada

By: Hoorton, Dave

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Boston Mills Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2203491


Small sticker remnant on front corner. 1981 Large Softcover. Unpaginated. A collection of photographs first printed in 1906 to commemorate the 70 year anniversary of the Canadian manufacturing firm originally founded by a New Yorker who built Canada's first threshing machine. This edition was released to mark 75 years since the publication of the original. View more info

Register Year Book: Containing a List of the Official Butter and Milk Records of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America

By: Houghton, Frederick L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick L. Houghton: 1910

Seller ID: 1301586


Boards rubbed, pages & page ridges foxed. 1910 Hard Cover View more info

Image for American Grape Growing and Wine Making, with Several Added Chapters on the Grape Industries of California

American Grape Growing and Wine Making, with Several Added Chapters on the Grape Industries of California

By: Husmann, George

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Orange Judd Publishing Co., Inc.: 1928

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2195465


Fourth edition, revised and rewritten. Boards stained, binding a bit shaken, endpapers lightly stained, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1928 Hard Cover. viii, 269, [10] pp. 8vo. A guide to growing grapes and producing wine, originally published in 1880. This edition is of particular interest because: 1) it was printed during the Prohibition era (1920-1933); and 2) it includes added chapters on the California grape industry.Keywords: VITICULTURE GRAPES VINEYARDS WINEMA... View more info

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Behind the Kitchen Door

By: Jayaraman, Saru; Schlosser, Eric

Price: $8.00

Publisher: ILR/Cornell University Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267372


First edition. A very nice copy. 2013 Hard Cover. xii, 191 pp. Sustainability is about contributing to a society that everybody benefits from, not just going organic because you don't want to die from cancer or have a difficult pregnancy. What is a sustainable restaurant? It's one in which as the restaurant grows, the people grow with it.?from Behind the Kitchen Door. How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working condition... View more info

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The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love

By: Kimball, Kristin

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Scribner: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2262568


Faint smudge on front wrapper. 2011 Trade Paperback. 287 pp. Single, thirty-something, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her... View more info

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The Story of Silk

By: Leggett, William F.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Lifetime Editions / J.J. Little & Ives Company, New York: 1949

Seller ID: 1511684


Hardcover in very scarce jacket. 1/4 inch bookworm hole originating at page base, page ridge & jacket lightly foxed.Good. 1949 Hard Cover. xiv, 361 pp. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2. According to Chinese tradition, the history of silk begins in the 27th century BCE. Its use was confined to China until the Silk Road opened at some point during the latter half of the first millennium BC. China maintained its virtual monopoly over silk for another thousand years. Not confined to clothing, ... View more info

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Nutritional Improvement of Food Legumes By Breeding

By: Milner, Max

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Protein Advisory Group of the United Nations: 1973

Seller ID: 1284962


Faint stain on back cover along spine, pencil markings on front cover, spine creased. 1973 Trade Paperback. CONTENTS: Preface and Acknowledgments; Contributors and Participants; Welcome by FAO - Juan Felipe Yriart; Opening Remarks of Chairman; Keynote Address; Building a Protein Revolution on Grain Legumes; NUTRITIONAL IMPORTANCE OF LEGUMES FOR HUMANS: Legumes in Human Diets and How They Might Be Improved; Factors Affecting the Nutritional Value of Beans; Discussants; Su... View more info

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Scouting and Controlling Woody Ornamental Diseases in Landscapes and Nurseries

By: Moorman, Gary W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences: 1993

Seller ID: 2200951


Address label inside cover. 1993 Spiral-Bound Softcover. 90 pp. 7 3/4 x 4. Color photos throughout. CONTENTS: The concept of plants and key diseases; Scouting information for key woody ornamentals and descriptions of their key diseases; Ash; Azalea/Rhododendron; Boston Ivy; Cherry; Crabapple; dogwood; English Ivy; Hawthorn; Juniper; Maple; Oak; Pachysandra; Pine; Pyracantha; Rose; Spruce; Sycamore; Some tree diseases that create hazards; Some tree diseases that create ha... View more info

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Parsons on Dry Farming

By: Parsons, E.R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Dakota Farmer: 1913

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2208443


First thus. No jacket, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1913 Hard Cover. 188 pp. A collection of articles written by E.R. Parsons and published in The Dakota Farmer, Aberdeen, S.D. during 1912 and 1913. Originally printed serially in The Dakota Farmer. Includes photographic plates.CONTENTS: Introduction; Deep Plowing; Reasons for Deep Plowing; Practical Work of Deep Plowing; For and Against Deep Plowing; Cultivating and Mulching; Subsoil Moisture; Dry Farm Fertili... View more info

Image for Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vineyard Culture of the Vine, and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine. Designed for the Use of Amateurs and Others in the Northern and Middle States. Profusely Illustrated with New Engravings from Carefully Executed Designs, Verified by Direct Practice. to which is added a Selection of Examples of American Vineyard Practice, and a Carefully Prepared Description of the Celebrated Thomery System of Grape Culture.

Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vineyard Culture of the Vine, and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine. Designed for the Use of Amateurs and Others in the Northern and Middle States. Profusely Illustrated with New Engravings from Carefully Executed Designs, Verified by Direct Practice. to which is added a Selection of Examples of American Vineyard Practice, and a Carefully Prepared Description of the Celebrated Thomery System of Grape Culture.

By: Phin, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: C.M. Saxton, Agricultural Book Publisher: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262325


First edition. Sabin 62566 only lists an 1867 printing of this work, which this edition clearly precedes. Boards lightly rubbed. 1862 Hard Cover. xvi, 375, 8 pp. 8vo. An American Civil War era guide to the cultivation of wine grapes, including a bibliography of grape culture, a descriptive list of native grapes, a tabular view of the size, color, shape, etc., of all varieties of American grapes, and a chapter on the manufacture of wine which includes extracts from letter... View more info

Farm Ponds (Cornell Extension Bulletin 771, September 1949)

By: Pistilli, August D.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University: 1949

Seller ID: 1523290


Wrappers toned, foxed & rubbed. 1949 Stapled Binding. 14 pp. CONTENTS: The Site; Types of Ponds; To Design the Pond - The Spillway, Size of Pond, The Trickle Tube; Construction of the Pond; Cost of a Farm Pond; Pond Management View more info

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Farm Hands: Hard Work and Hard Lessons from Western New York Fields

By: Rivers, Tom

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hodgins Printing, Batavia: 2010

Edition: 4th Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2186918


4th printing. Signed by author. 2010 Trade Paperback. 153 pp. From the back cover: Tom Rivers introduces readers to the rigors of farm labor and some of the people who do the grueling work, including cabbage cutter 'King Kong' and apple-picking pro 'Stretch.' You'll also meet the elusive 'Joshua,' who abandoned the cabbage crew in a huge rainstorm. Black and white photographs included. View more info

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Tableau de l'Agriculture Toscane

By: Simonde, J.C.L. [Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi]

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Chez J.J. Paschoud, Libraire: 1801

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199175


First edition. Includes fold-out. Small contemporary bookplate and larger modern bookplate on front endpaper. 1801 Hard Cover. xiv, 327 pp. 8vo. Patterned leather spine, orange morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, paper over boards. French text. Fold-out of engraved agricultural illustrations follows text. The first work by the historian and political economist who became known for his French and Italian histories. Simonde details his life on a small farm in Pesc... View more info