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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 )

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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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