Title: THE BOOK OF THE FARM - VOLUME II -- ...
Publisher: Greeley & McElrath, New York
Publication Date: 1847
Illustrator: B&W text ill. color plate
462pp, index Volume II only of THE BOOK OF THE FARM which was published as part of THE FARMERS' LIBRARY - "DETAILING THE LABORS OF THE FARMER, STEWARD, PLOWMAN, HEDGER, CATTLE-MAN, SHEPHERD, FIELD-WORKER, AND DAIRYMAID." Contents of this volume partially contain: Fattening; Driving and Slaughtering Swine; Corn Markets; Dunghills and Liquid-Manure Tanks; Cows, Calving, and Calves; Repairing the Fences of Grass-Fields; Making Butter and Cheese; Hay-Making; Lifting and Pitting Potatoes; Sowing Autumn Wheat; and, much, much more. Color plate of a "Five Year Old Ayrshire Cow", and technical plates follow text of: Threshing Machine; Crank Steam Engine; Steam Engine Boiler; Water Wheel; Norge Wheel; Broadcast Sowing Machine; Drill Sowing machine; and a few more. The plates are followed by a few more pages with articles entitles: MANURES, AMELIORATORS AND STIMULANTS; THE NUTRITION OF PLANTS; and THE ACTION OF SALT UPON VEGETATION. good+, 3/4 leather, marbled boards (hardcover) light edgewear. Bookseller Inventory # 059540
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