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De Laval Cream Separator Manual
1 De Laval Cream Separator Manual
New York, Chicago and San Francisco The De Laval Separator Co. Wraps Very Good 
N.d., circa 1920. 4to. 28 by 20 cm. 36 pp. Two folding pages as well. Besides being machinery manual, articles on making butter and milk, on dairy breeds and on judging dairy cows. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Pretty Farm Pictures. A Big Book for the Little Ones.
London and New York Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co. First Edition Presumed Boards attached by cloth spine Very Good 
N.d., circa 1890. With 19 large chromolithographs, including title, of animals and some children in bucolic settings, all on heavy card which gives the book real heft and durability. The size, 11 by 12 inches each, and prettiness of the illustrations sets this juvenile farm animal compilation from the common fare of the day, and surely the endearing cuteness of the images has led many a time to this book being broken for the purpose of framing the prints. Some soiling of the covers. The red cloth used on the spine has some fraying and weakening. Minor soiling of some margins within, but most of this could be considered age toning. one plate, "Milking Time", ha paper loss in right margin, not affecting or coming close to the image. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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From the Grain to the Loaf:  The Story of a Wheat Field, Weedon, L[ucy] L.
3 Weedon, L[ucy] L. From the Grain to the Loaf: The Story of a Wheat Field
London and New York, respectively Ernest Nister, E. F. Dutton 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Collins, Charles 
Book. Oblong 11 By 9 Inches. N.d., circa 1913. Also unpaginated, about 32 pp + 8 chromolithographic illustrated plates (printed in Bavaria) depicting the process of producing bread from farm to baker, along with discussion of challenges and issues along the way, told without condescension yet so children can easily and enjoyably understand. Additional line drawings interspersed in text. This book is No. 3925 of Nister catalogue. This copy is near fine, with minor shelfwear but otherwise clean and tight. Pages are of heavy stock and so sturdy. They are toned, as per the paper chemistry made inevitable. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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4 Whitehead, Thomas Virginia: A Hand-Book: Giving Its History, Climate, and Mineral Wealth; Its Educational, Agricultural and Industrial Advantages
Richmond, VA Everett Waddey Co. 1893 First Edition Soft cover Very Good 
8vo - over 7. Book. vi + 357 pp. Valuable survey of all aspects of Virginia in 1893. Small chip, upper right front cover. Minor soilage. Overall, VG or better. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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