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Charles Clark  Munn. Boyhood Days on the Farm: A Story of Young and Old Boys by Charles Clark  Munn, 1907. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.Boston.1907
Charles Clark Munn. Boyhood Days on the Farm: A Story of Young and Old Boys by Charles Clark Munn, 1907. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.Boston.1907
Price: $22.00

A 403 paginated book that  pays homage to the ideal of the New England country farm boy and what boyhood life on a New England farm in the early 1900s was like. In the preface the author writes: "The old time type of New England farm boy is fast passing into oblivion, and with him all the surroundings that made him what he was... and in his place has come a new type of boy that soon grows dissatisfied with farm life and seeks the town. It is to rescue from oblivion just a faint picture of the old fashioned boy... [the author] has the hope that those among its readers who were country born will in memory live their youth again with all its fond recollection and all that made it sweet and sacred ." There four full page black and white illustration (one is missing from this copy) Along with several smaller charming black and white line drawing illustrations at the head of most chapters. This is a library copy of the book from the Connecticut Agricultural College, which later become apart of the University of Connecticut. There are two book plates, one that states the name of the library, the volume and class number, and the date it was rebound (November 1932) and the second that simply states that the book may be loaned out in two week intervals with a fine of 2 cents for every day thereafter. Measures 7 1/2" x 51/2", Illustrator: Frank T. Merrill. This book was rebound by the library in November 1932, as such it is missing the original illustrated cover. The new covers show little edge wear due to rubbing. While the original binding was most certainly cracked, it was repaired. The thread used to rebind the interior pages is visible throughout, but the pages themselves are tightly bound. One of the four full page illustrations is missing, and the last image must have been reinserted in the wrong place during the rebind as it is on page 276 instead of 270 (as it is listed under in the front). Some of the interior pages are soiled and have minor stains, a few pages even have small tears, but nothing that effects the readability of the book.  There is some penciling throughout, as well as on the interior cover. The latter states that the book is a library discard and has a brief summary of the book. This was most likely done at the time the library discard and then sold sold the book.
Save the Staff of Life to Feed the Staff of the Nation
Save the Staff of Life to Feed the Staff of the Nation
Price: $50.00

With the slogan "We need both Bread and Bullets" across the front cover, the Ward Baking Company helped the Council of National Defense in its conservation of wheat during the World War I. This pamphlet explains the need for rationing bread on the home front. Printed in brown and green the cover depicts a soldier with a rifle over his shoulder standing in a grassy field. Measures 4" x 2 ".
La Visite a la Ferme [The Visit to the Farm]. Olivier-Pinot.France.c1876
La Visite a la Ferme [The Visit to the Farm]. Olivier-Pinot.France.c1876
Price: $110.00

24 pp (including covers) Eight (8) full page color plates plus the cover.  All with extreme detail. Plus black and white vignettes.  Tells the story of a man and his three children, Marie, Sophie, and Jules, when they visit a farm in the French country side. While there they see cows, learn how to milk them and make butter and cheese. Additionally they go to the barnyard and see a variety of animals, and participate in the harvest of the vegetable fields and fruit orchards. Lastly the children take a trip to the wine cellar. OCLC - 1 only (3/2018).   Inscription from a previous owner 1883. In French. Measures 10 3/4" x 8 3/4". Edge wear, covers partially detached at base (approximately 2 1/2"). Covers glued to margin top portion of book. Two stains on the front cover along the top left. Pages are toned and soiled due to age. Inscription by early owner.
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear,  Woodsey Owl...
Conservation Ephemera including Posters, Bumper Stickers & Book Protector - Smokey Bear, Woodsey Owl...
Price: $175.00

This collection contains various pieces of ephemera dealing with conservation issues. Most of the pieces appear to have been a part of different government sponsored campaigns. For example, Smokey Bear which was created in 1944 by the United States Forest Service and Ad Council to help combat forest fires. Below is a brief description of each item. "Save Sport Fishing - Stop Acid Rain", Bumper Sticker A red and blue bumper sticker with an illustration of a fish, have of which is skeletonized. Measures 12 3/4" x 3". "Use Your Ash Tray", Bumper Sticker An orange and black Smokey the Bear Bumper sticker. The black ink used is a raised ink. There is an illustration of Smokey the Bear on the far left of the sticker. Measures 16 1/2" x 2". "Don't Let  Debris Fires Get Away", Poster A fire prevention poster, published by the United States Forest Service in 1978. It depicts a close up shot of burned out grass, with a piece of 'trash' on fire, that states 'Don't Let Debris Fires Get Away. Printed on paper. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires" Book Protector An unused paper book jacket most likely intended to be used for text books. It published by the US Department of Interior and the Forest Service. On what would be the back inside flap of the book jacket is the Forest Fire Prevent Pledge. The portion of the jacket meant to cover the covers of a book, is a color photograph of a very lush, green forest. This portion of the book jacket has glossy coating on it. The front has an image of Smokey the Bear on it stating, 'Please! Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." Measures 20" x 12". "Give a hoot! Don't Pollute", Poster Printed in 1973 by the US Department of Agriculture, it features the character Woodsy Owl. He is a brown owl, wearing a Robinhood-like green feathered hat and green pants holding whistle in the air. Next to him are two colorful flowers on one side, and on the other is a patch of grass with a whimsical blue and red spotted bug on it. The background is black, which makes the colors of the characters pop. Measures 18 1/2" x 13". To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xhX1F2Tmrx3hJCfQ2
 Crop Plant Stimulation Tests, Gaton Hide Mulch Paper. .Glens Falls, NY.1930
Crop Plant Stimulation Tests, Gaton Hide Mulch Paper. .Glens Falls, NY.1930
Price: $550.00

In the summer of 1930 several stimulation tests were carried out in Glens Falls, NY on clay loam soil of good fertility in order to identify if adding mulch produced better crops. A variety of crops were used during this test, such as melons, peppers, onions, potatoes, and string beans. In general the findings were inconclusive, with there being little to no discernible effect on crop output with the except of when the soil was of lower fertility and had less natural moisture retention, where the mulch did help. This item includes the 24 page typed report, 40 black and white photographs of the crops throughout the experiment, and 17 cyanotype scientific graphs. There is a list of the titles of the photographs which has the photograph count at 46, however the binder only contains 40.  Extensive information and source materials.  Black leather covers. Measures 10 3/4" x9". Pages are curled at edge. The report is on printed on tracing paper which is toned due to age, and has minor edge wear.