Archive for March, 2013

Farmers spineOld farmer’s wisdom never goes out of style!
We just listed 2  treasure troves of agricultural tips and tricks from the mid-nineteeth century on our online store at Biblio.com. Click the links below to learn more about these neat old books!

The Farmer’s Every-Day Book
By Rev. John L. Blake; 1850      $75

This beautiful book offers a wealth of timeless agrarian wisdom on “practical & theoretical agriculture” and rural economy, as well as “twelve hundred laconics and apothegms relating to ethics, religion, and general literature.” The laconics frame the text on every page with gems like: “The excesses of youth are drafts upon old age, payable with interest.”!! This is a first edition.
(More info: http://www.biblio.com/books/587079313.html )


The Farmer’s Guide to Scientific and Practical Agriculture – Vol I & IIFarmers Guide spines
By Henry Stephens, F.R.S.E; 1854
$80 for 2 Vol. set

Two volumes of tools and terminology, best practices, and agricultural science and methods from the mid-ninteenth century. This extensive resource includes chapters like: “Feeding Cattle on Turnips , “Fattening of Swine in Winter” and “Turning of Dunghills”. Numerous charts, illustrations, and full-page engravings illustrate the text. First edition.
(More info: http://www.biblio.com/books/599837558.html )

Farmers Guide illustration


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N by E coverHi folks!
 We have a beautiful book by Rockwell Kent. It ‘s a shipwreck adventure that is filled with lovely woodblock prints.

N by E by Rockwell Kent

Edition: First edition; Book condition: Fine; New York: Brewer & Warren, 1930.   Price: $48.
“In this book is told the story of an actual voyage to Greenland in a small boat; of shipwreck there and of what, if anything, happened afterwards.” An adventure story told in Kent’s dry humor and expressive detail. This elegant book was also designed by Kent, and illustrated with reproductions of his beautiful, stylized wood block prints on almost every page. This book is in fine condition, with only slight darkening to the spine and cloth covers. The pages are clean and the binding is strong. 281 pages.

You can purchase this amazing book online and see more pictures at our Biblio.com store: http://www.biblio.com/books/593707682.html

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Birchbark Bookshop has posted two lovely books that are rich with the Adirondack tradition:

Great Camps of the Adirondacks by Harvey H. Kaiser $40Great Camps cover


Adk Furniture coverAdirondack Furniture and the Rustic Tradition by Craig Gilborn $20

Click the titles to look at them on Biblio.com

See our online inventory here …


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BirchBark Bookshop has started listing some very special books on Biblio.com. You can browse our Biblio inventory at http://www.biblio.com/bookstore/birchbark_bookshop_potsdam

For example, we just posted this gem for history buffs:

A Tour Around the WorldTour Around cover

By General Grant; James D. McCabe, editor

Philadelphia: National Publishing Co., 1879.  First edition. Hardcover. Very Good.  General Grant describes in rich detail the people and places he encountered during his extensive travels which took him through England, France, Egypt, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and India in the nineteenth century. More than 200 engravings provide portraits, architectural sites, and landscapes of the time.  // $40.  //
Lots more books will be going up on Biblio over the next few weeks. Check back often!

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