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21 Watermelon Summer
Golden, Jeffrey
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards decorated with watermelon seeds, green cloth spine with white lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean red endpapers, no names, writing or marks. 152 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with light superficial rubbing and one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. Harvard drop-out goes to work at a black cooperative farm in Georgia. 010706

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Black Swamp Farm, Good, Howard E.
22 Black Swamp Farm
Good, Howard E.
Ohio State University Press 1967 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Brenda Olson Sutherland, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, signed by author's daughter, in unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Neatly penner inscription and signature on front free endpaper by the author's daughter, Marion Good Morris: "Presented to Dr. R. H. Hamman, to share a good portion of our country's history with a good and trusted friend. In memory of the author, my father. - Marian Good Morris - March 5, 1969." Illustrated with woodcuts by Brenda Olson Sutherland. 304 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears, is not price clipped (7.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023647

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Bucolic Bull - Fun on a Farm in Australia, Gregory, Cedric E.
23 Bucolic Bull - Fun on a Farm in Australia
Gregory, Cedric E.
Smithtown, NY Exposition Press 1982 0-682-49892-0 / 9780682498920 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition, in original unclipped jacket, with review sheet laid in. Clean yellow cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. Very light bumping to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 146 pgs. Review sheet laid in. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight fading to spine and margins of back panel, short closed tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A serio-comic account of a "gentleman farmer's" tribulations in the countryside of Australia. 018392

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24 Down to Earth: The Pleasures & Perils of Becoming a Farmer
Hahnel, Eugene S.
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Fred Dreher, Illustrator 
Gray cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slight moisture stain at top edges of front and rear board, but no mustiness or odor. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. 106 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, small chips at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Agriculture. 009624

Price: 12.00 USD
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25 The American Farm: How Farming Shaped the Landscape of America
Hart, John Fraser
Barnes & Noble 1998 0-7607-0614-X / 9780760706145 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean gray boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 200 pgs. with index. Photographic endpapers. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs throughout. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Folio. Agriculture. 007410

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Moortown, Hughes, Ted
26 Moortown
Hughes, Ted
New York Harper & Row 1979 0-06-012016-9 / 9780060120160 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Leonard Baskin, Illustrator 
Very clean toast brown boards with stamped bull impression on cover, metallic lettering on black cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 182 pgs. with illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A poetry collection from one of England's finest poets about ordinary life of serious farming. Clean collectible condition. 8vo. Poetry. 015254

Price: 30.00 USD
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Fresh Furrow, Jenkins, Burris
27 Fresh Furrow
Jenkins, Burris
Chicago/New York Willett, Clark & Co. 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with slightest hint of browning to edges. Black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean endpapers. 257 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top of spine (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Here is the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Co-operative movement in America; a dramatic story of people working their way out of an economic jam under new principles" by organizing farmers in a community. 8vo. Agriculture. 011949

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Farm Boy, Lieberman, Archie
28 Farm Boy
Lieberman, Archie
New York Harry N. Abrams 1974 081090148X / 9780810901483 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped jacket. Large book (approx. 9-1/2" x 11-1/4"). Clean red cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed on dedication page by author: "- And for you - Archie Lieberman." 240 illustrations (stunningly beautiful black and white photographs). 361 pages. Clean photo-decorated endpapers with printed quotations from Ecclesiastes. Clean dustjacket is unclipped, unchipped, no tears. In custom clear removable mylar cover (archival quality). An extraordinary human document and pictorial record - the true life story of a boy growing up to manhood on an Illinois farm, told in remarkably evocative photographs and in the words of the boy and his family. 022408

Price: 75.00 USD
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Pastures New, Lisle, Clifton
29 Pastures New
Lisle, Clifton
New York Farrar, Straus & Cudahy 1955 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Green decorated paper covered boards with rust brown cloth spine. Clean with one very faint spot to front cloth edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Unmarked endpapers. 241 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), age-toned, with very small chips at spine corners, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of life on a farm west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the beauty of nature and the pleasures of rural life. 020003

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The Egg and I, MacDonald, Betty
30 The Egg and I
MacDonald, Betty
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Early printing in original dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with black chicken on lower corner of front board, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; very slight fading to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 278 pgs. Clean early dustjacket with chicken farm illustration in circle on front panel, author's photo on rear panel. Dustjacket is clean and not price clipped ($2.75 on front flap) and states "Fourth Printing", matching statement on copyright page. Some fading to spine and top edge of front panel. Very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's life and experiences on a chicken ranch, told with rollicking humor; this book was made into a successful movie in 1947 starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray and Marjorie Main. 8vo. Humor. 015217

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31 Shortleaf Pine
Mattoon, Wilbur R.
Washington, D.C. U. S. Department of Agriculture 1931 First Edition Wraps Fine 
Very clean softcover wraps with stapled binding. No marks, creasing, curling or wear. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. 44 pgs. 8vo. Silvaculture. 009953

Price: 10.00 USD
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In Pastures Green, McArthur, Peter
32 In Pastures Green
McArthur, Peter
Canada J. M. Dent 1948 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing of the New and Revised Edition (November, 1948) in clean original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Edited and with a foreword by Kenneth McNeill Wells. Illustrated with beautiful wood engravings by Lucille Oille. 299 pages. Clean dust jacket has edge chipping, slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A chronicle of country living in rural Canada by a man who gave up a successful journalism career in New York to go back to the land, where he found wisdom, fulfillment and peace. 025418

Price: 22.00 USD
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33 Propagation of Aquatic Game Birds
McAtee, W. L.
Washington, D.C. U. S. Department of Agriculture 1930 First Edition Wraps Near FIne 
Very clean softcover publication in stapled wraps. 41 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. No names, writing or marks. Great information on propagating ducks, geese and other aquatic game birds. 8vo. Agriculture. 009951

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Wet Days at Edgewood: With Old Farmers, Old Gardeners, and Old Pastorals, Mitchell, Donald G.
34 Wet Days at Edgewood: With Old Farmers, Old Gardeners, and Old Pastorals
Mitchell, Donald G.
New York Charles Scribner 1865 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean brown pebbled cloth boards with gold lettering on spine (lettering is dimmed and barely legible). Small closed tear at top of spine, short closed tears to cloth at upper spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Beautifully penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Pages are clean and bright, no foxing. 324 pgs. 014114

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35 Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese
Mosher, Steven W.
New York Free Press 1983 0-02-921700-8 / 9780029217009 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 317 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The rural Chinese at home, at school and at work--the author uncovers the darker side of Chinese society. 8 vo.. China. 011226

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The Lonely Furrow - Farming in the United States, Japan, and India, Nair, Kusum
36 The Lonely Furrow - Farming in the United States, Japan, and India
Nair, Kusum
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1969 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition in clean dustjacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean green/black decorated cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean photo illustrated endpapers; no previous owner markings. Signed by author on half title page: "With Warm Regards, Kusum Nair." 314 pp. with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (7.95 on front inside flap), enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author visits scores of individual farmers in the U.S. and Japan, discusses the promotion of agricultural development in India. 020074

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Story of a Country Place, Neale, Russell
37 The Story of a Country Place
Neale, Russell
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1931 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Beige cloth boards with borwn illustration, green lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. The story of a man who builds a grand farm in Pennsylvania. 8vo. Fiction. 015271

Price: 30.00 USD
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Work Simplification in Agriculture, Paterson, D. W.
38 Work Simplification in Agriculture
Paterson, D. W.
London Land Books 1960 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket H. F. Smith, Illustrator Signed
"First published 1960" on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket, inscribed and signed by the author to his son. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by the author: "To my son David, This book will not teach you farming, it is not intended to, but to explain to you the technique of a very important management subject, so that no matter what you choose as your calling in later life it will stand you in good stead. - Your father, David W. Paterson." 92 pp. Illustrated with 70 line drawings and diagrams. In unchipped jacket (very light soiling) with a few closed edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Methods to simplify each and every job of work on a farm...everything from catching hens to loading cattle and disposing of manure, time saving tips with flow charts. 019008

Price: 35.00 USD
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Speak to the Earth: Pages from a Farmwife's Journal, Peden, Rachel
39 Speak to the Earth: Pages from a Farmwife's Journal
Peden, Rachel
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1974 0-394-49432-6 / 9780394494326 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Sidonie Coryn, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition. Very clean unfaded brown marbled boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, hint of very light wear to corners. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 240 pgs. with illustrations by Sidonie Coryn. Very clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one tiny closed edge tear at top edge of front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A book of rural virtues and a naturalist's philosophy. 8vo. Country Living. 015443

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Land, The People, Peden, Rachel
40 The Land, The People
Peden, Rachel
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1966 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in original unclipped jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover, black and burgundy lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Drawings by Sidonie Coryn. 332 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, one 1" closed edge tear at base spine corner, hint of age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A testament to the family farm by a farmer's wife and to people whose daily lives reflect man's kinship to the soil. 020929

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