Farmers Everyday Book 1850 get rich in farming advice recipes huge leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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[Farming in 19th century America, Agriculture, Cookery & Recipes, herbal cures, medicinal botany, social, cultural life advice, Western pioneers, west-ward expansion].
The Farmer's Everyday Book; or, Sketches of Social Life in the Country with the Popular Elements of Practical and Theoretical Agriculture, and Twelve Hundred Laconics and Apothegms Relating to Ethics, Religion, and General Literature; Also, Five Hundred Receipts on Hygeian, Domestic, and Rural Economy, by Rev. John L Blake.
Published 1850, Auburn by Derby, Miller, and Company.
654 pages. Full page woodcuts.
Period full leather, spine gilt lettered with large pictorial stamp of farm house, covers ornately stamped in blind. Gilt spine states "How a Farmer can become rich".
Sound example, binding remains sturdy. Small chip at head of rear joint, spine gilt rubbed, inoffensive wear along extremities, various small age flaws, text block spotted but complete and sound.
Wonderful content, with advice to all family members and those headed west-ward to settle as pioneers. Lengthy recipe section at rear includes all sorts of herbal remedies, fixes, etc.
Book measures: 9 1/4" H X 6 1/4" W.