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04882-M0496EOKE- Journal- THE CULTIVATOR, Vol. V, No.2, Feb 1848. Pub & proprietor, Luther Tucker, Albany, NY. Very early and rare! Ayrshire Cattle (they mention a plate of these cattle, but it's not present-- probably loosely laid in originally?); Ellsworths Syphon Pump Or Ram (w/3 accompanying drawings, a really elaborate one!); Fine Stock And Poultry Of J. B. Hathaway,Esq.; Massachusetts Farming; Breeding Horses; Culture Of the Potatoe; Hot-Air Furnaces And Air-Tight Stoves; Horticultural Dept (2drawings); New York Agricultural Society; Farmer's Note Book; Plan For A Farm House (2 drawings); Notices; Many Ads (not illustrated); Much more. Nice masthead, on rag stock, very well preserved w/minor foxing. 7" x 10-1/2" x 32pp. $57.00


04354-M1095EOKR- Promo Booklet & Catalogue- DR. B. J. KENDALL CO., Enosburgh Falls, VT. Copyright 1881. “A Treatise on The Horse And His Diseases.” Very comprehensive. All sorts of remedies plus medicines of the good doctor’s manufacture. Large fold-out broadsheets measuring 7-1/2” x 12-1/8” of  “Prof. Flint’s Horse and Cattle Condition & Renovating Powders” and “Kendall’s Spavin Cure” (Good for man or beast. They offered it for both! We are reminded of the north Texas field hand years ago that was tricked into using Absorbine Jr. for his galled backside! Do people pull these mean stunts anymore? Perhaps not-- and it’s just as well.) Other preparations advertised include Anti-Apoplectine and Kendall’s Blister. “Also a Full Line of Pure Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, &c.” Dealer imprint is Carl L. Maurer, Druggist, Elk’s Temple, Cadillac, MI. Well illustrated. Semi-coated stock paper. Very good condition. 5” x 7-1/2” x 96pp. $48.00


06510 -M0393EKEE- Journal- THE POULTRY WORLD, H. H. Stoddard, Hartford, CT, Rare issue Vol.13, No.3 for March, 1884. "For The Fancier, Family, Market Poulterer. Devoted Exclusively To Poultry."  Delightful item. Beautiful chromo beige and green tint cover. Illustrated articles and many nice engraved ads of poultry and equipment. Coated stock paper. Fantastic item for framing and display--would grace almost any setting. Excellent condition. 8-3/4"x 11-1/4"x 44 pgs. Note: Originally, the publisher offered 12 chromo illustrations as separate subscription premiums when subscribers ordered this monthly and a weekly magazines entitled The American Poultry Yard at the same time. There are no subscription premiums with this selection, if there ever were. $118.00 Picture


03628-M0295ELHL- Catalogue- PHILADELPHIA BIRD FOOD CO., Phila, PA. ca 1890s. Everything for cage birds. Also medicine ads for other beasts and man. Illustrated. Almost like new. 4-1/2” x 6” x 32pp. $28.00


04508-M1095CEEE- Book- GLEASON’S HORSE BOOK by Prof Oscar R. Gleason, The Crowell & Kirkpatric Co, Springfield, OH. cprt 1892. This is the Farm & Fireside Library Ed No.165, Nov 1898. "The Only Authorized Work By America’s King of Horse Tamers. Comprising History, Breeding, Training, Breaking, Buying, Feeding, Grooming, Shoeing, Doctoring, Telling Age, and General Care of the Horse. Profusely Illustrated." Stiff paperback. Very good condition. 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" x 416 pp. $136.00


03838-M0695EUEE- Catalogue & Farm Manual- DAVIS STOCK FOOD CO., Chicago. ca 1900. "One thousand Pointers For Stock Raising. A Treatise on Twentieth Century Methods of Breeding And Feeding Live Stock, Including A Digest Of Government And Private Feeding Trials For The Past Two Decades; An Exhaustive Treatise on Diseases of All Live Stock, With A Chapter Devoted Entirely To The Truth on Stock Foods. Illustrations of The World’s Most Famous Animals, Also Plans And Specifications For Farm Buildings, Etc. A virtual encyclopedia! Of course, a major ingredient of the feed formulas is Davis’ Stock Food. It consisted of a mix of herbs, minerals, stimulates, vermifuges, etc., most listed by their scientific name. These were the days when everyone, including your cow, needed "tonics." A country comic tells the story of cows in his youth having "holler tail." This was thought to be a progressive, debilitating disease, the cure for which was to split the cow’s tail and pack it with salt. He says it did revive them right quick, but it didn’t last long. He adds that really the only thing the matter with the poor old cow was that it was slowly starving to death. This selection has a lot of tears, chips and is very fragile, especially the front cover and about the first 15 or 20 pages. All considerably age darkened. 8-1/4" x 11" x 548pp. $48.00


06516-C0999UCLE- Promotional Book- INTERNATIONAL STOCK FOOD CO., Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. International Illustrated Stock Book, ca 1904. Rubber stamped dealer's name is D. H. Fifield, W. Paris, ME. We can't rightly call this a catalogue, as it does not offer directly or price any of the products. We can call it a fine promotional book with many fantastic line and photo engravings of livestock and poultry. It's full of testimonials, and "..also contains a reliable, practical and finely illustrated veterinary department that will give you complete information in regard to many accidents and diseases that your stock are liable to have at any time". There's a full page picture of the proud proprietor's opulent Victorian home at Portland Avenue and 26th Street, as well as a picture of him in his rather cluttered office. Marvelous chromolithographed covers and some of the nicest illustrations we have seen. Cover has light stains down spine, some light stains across corner of first 12 pages, chewed in top margin of back cover and last page. All else very nice. A real rare one! 6-3/8"x 9-5/8"x 160pp. $116.00


02027-M0893ECEE- Book- STANDARD OF PERFECTION, American Poultry Assoc., Illustrated. A Complete Description Of All Recognized Variety Of Fowls As Revised By The American Poultry Association At It's Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting At Rochester, New York, Nineteen Hundred And Four, 1905. Nice large engravings. Green hardback with gilt embossing. Minor cover spots, very good condition. 6" x 8” x 290pp. $32.00


00441-M1290EAHE- Book- BIGGLE POULTRY BOOK No. THREE, BIGGLE FARM LIBRARY, A Concise And Practical Treatise on The Management of Farm Poultry, Jacob Biggle. Wilmer Atkinson Co, Phi, PA. Cprt 1895. This is a 1906 printing. "What this country needs is less hog and hominy and more chicken and celery". Covers it all - Seventeen chapters on nomenclature, eggs for hatching, brooders, breeds, other poultry, diseases, etc. Sixteen beautiful chromolithograph plates of pairs. Other half-tones and line art. Delightful little volume would make a fine addition to any library. Slight cover wear, otherwise excellent condition. x-lib. 3-3/4" x 5-1/2" x 159pp Hardback. $45.00


02323-M1293EEKH- Journal- FARM STOCK SUCCESS, Springfield, OH & Winona, MN. Oct, 1907. There is nothing quite so delightful as these old farm magazines! Articles include: Importance of Wholesome Milk Supply, Fads in Farming, Origin and History of Polled Hereford Cattle, Breeding of Improved Stock On the Farm, Red Polled Cattle, A Little of What the Hog Has Done, Swine Department, The Dairy, Care of Growing Chicks, Our Farmer’s Wife, Poultry Questions and Answers, more. Many ads. Illustrated. Couple of chips to cover edge, otherwise very good. 8-1/2"x 11-1/2"x 24pp. $24.00


06774-M0401ECEE- Booklet- KAISER BROS., 29 W. Market Square, Knoxville, Tenn. Ca 1911. Their product is "No-Flies Here" prepared by The Preservaline Mfg. Co. of New York. "Drives and Keeps Away Flies, Insects and Vermin. For horses, mules, oxen, poultry, hogs, dogs. Testimonials. Illustrated. Spot on back cover. 3-1/2"x 6-1/8"x 16pp + cover. $12.00


04592-M0196EKEE- Service Book- THE S.R. FEIL CO, Cleveland, OH. 1913. SAL-VET Direction and Service Book. SAL-VET was a salt-based medicated feed for livestock. Numerous livestock pictures. Cover clips, otherwise very good. 5" x 8" x 30pp. $6.50


05301-M0896ECEU- Catalogue- G. E. CONKEY CO., Cleveland, OH, U.S.A. Conkey's Poultry Book, A Handy Book of Reference on Poultry Raising. 26th ed, 1915. Some 56 diseases addressed and about 26 remedies offered and priced. Illustrated. Tear in cover gutter has been archivally repaired and hardly shows. 2-color covers, coated stock. 5-3/8" x 7-1/2" x 48pp. $28.00


06765-M0301ECKE- Book- PLANS FOR POULTRY HOUSES, Inland Poultry Journal, F. W. Hallett, Editor. 1919. Well illustrated with coops and yards of all sizes for the farm flock. Also has classified directory of standard bred poultry breeders and manufacturers of poultry equipment as well as two page list of books on poultry and livestock. Delightful cover art of farm wife with flock! Some spine chips and small cover stain. 5-1/2"x 8"x 77pp. $18.00


01129-M0492EEHE- Catalogue- J. R. WATKINS CO., Winona, MN. WATKINS TIMELY SUGGESTIONS, ca 1920. Divided into seven comprehensive sections with well-illustrated products catalogues applicable to each:  Watkins Tested Cooking Recipes, Secrets Of Beauty, The Home Doctor, Useful Hints On The Care Of The Car, Helps For The Housewife, The Care Of Livestock & Poultry, Miscellaneous.  Center spread of "Watkins City," their offices and factories.  Plus several loosely inserted pages and clippings from magazines of the era:  2pp from 1931 Hoard's Dairyman, a small flyer on Putnam Products from Monroe Drug Co., etc.  Minor cover chips and toning. 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" x 96pp.  $42.00  


04967-M0395EEHC- Catalogue News Sheet- A. PAUL, JR. & CO., West Washington Market, NY. THE PRODUCER'S PRICE=CURRENT, Vol.66, No.227, Wednesday, Aug 22, 1923. They were "Commission Merchants (dealing in) Dressed and Live Poultry, Dressed Calves, Lambs and Pork, Butter, Eggs and Cheese." 12” x 17", printed both sides with daily quotes of commodity items including all above and produce, fruits, etc. Market conditions, etc.. In original envelope to customer in VA. All in excellent condition. Both. $16.00


05979-M1297ECSL- Catalogue- VAN APPLEDORN BROS. HOLLAND HATCHERY AND POULTRY FARM, Holland, Mich. 1923. Breeders of Single Comb White Leghorns, Single Comb Mottled Anaconas, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Single Comb Rhode Island Reds. Promotional story of area and company, letters of testimony, illustrations. Stiff, 2 color  covers, coated stock pages. Very good condition. 4-3/4"x 7"x 20pp. $22.00


06768-M0301ECEE- USDA Bulletin No.1327- CANARIES THEIR CARE AND MANAGEMENT, 1924. Illustrated. Minor stains on back cover, otherwise very good condition. 6"x 9"x 20pp. $18.00


06769-M0301ECEE- USDA Bulletin No.920- MILK GOATS, 1927. Illustrated. Very good condition. 6"x 9"x 32pp. $18.00


05300-M0896ELCK- Journal- THE LEGHORN WORLD, Vol.11, No.8, Apr 1927. Poultry Breeders Pub Co, Waverly, Iowa. Well illustrated, articles for all, lots of ads. Corner crease. 8" x 11-1/4" x 72pp. $24.00


06766-M0301ECEE- USDA Bulletin No.1538- INCUBATING AND BROODING OF CHICKENS, 1928. Illustrated. Very good condition. 6"x 9-1/4"x 28pp. $9.00


06767-M0301ECEE- USDA Bulletin No.1554- POULTRY HOUSES & FIXTURES, 1928. Illustrated. Very good condition. 6"x 9-1/4"x 30pp. $9.00


03755-M0495ECSH- Letterhead & Envelope- THE BUCKEYE INCUBATOR CO., Springfield, OH. Feb 23, 1928. A quote in response to an inquiry. Nice head of factory and offices. $8.00


06764-M0301ECKE- Booklet- HOW TO SUCCEED WITH POULTRY, 1928. Although not stated this was apparently published by a poultry trade group as a cooperative effort. This plan is called "Hatchery Chicks for Greater Profit". In addition to complete treatment of the subject it also is a trade directory of makers of poultry equipment, medicines, supplies, and reliable hatcheries across the country. Half tone illustrations. A little black girl with baby chicks on first page. Light cover soil and a few cover creases, otherwise very good condition. 5-1/4"x 8"x 64pp. $18.00


06502-M0899CKEE- Catalogue- F. R. GLOVER, Cortland, NY, U.S.A. Fifth Edition Illustrated Catalogue Of Glover's Cocker's Supplies, Cocking Books, Poultry Remedies and Louse Exterminator. ca 1930. Nine types of gaffs pictured, more offered. (These things are wicked looking!) All leather sparring muffs, spur saw, conditioning weights, surgical shears, artificial stubs, gaff cases, cocker's scales, coop cups, saw knife, chick punch, lever punch, bands, wing clips, dust respirator, all kinds of poultry medicines, lots of books. Top 2-1/2" of page one is missing, some handling soil to covers. 6-1/8"x 9"x 40pp. $58.00


06107-M0495EEUA- Broadsheet- NATIONAL BAND AND  TAG CO., Newport, KY. ca 1933. NRA imprint- "National Co-operates With The President...And You By Not Increasing Prices."  Poultry equipment, leg bands, medicines. Nice engraved art. Order blank and reply envelope inserted. Flap of envelope has been stuck to art on one fountain, otherwise excellent condition. Coated stock mailer with 16 panels unfolds to large broadsheet measuring 19" x 25". $32.00  


02717-M1194ECAU- Journal- NEW ENGLAND POULTRYMAN AND NORTHEASTERN BREEDER, Boston, MA. Vol. XXIV, No. 6, June 1937. Industry articles, news. One article complaining about the actions of a large chain store is entitled, "There is an Unbleached Gentleman In the Sawdust Heap". Many ads, coated stock. 2-color cover. Very good. 8-1/4" x 11-1/2" x 26pp. $28.00


02718-M1194ECAU- Journal- NEW ENGLAND POULTRYMAN AND NORTHEASTERN BREEDER,  Boston, MA. Vol. XXIX, No. 6, Dec 1939. Industry articles, news. Lots of ads, coated stock. 2-color cover. Very good. 8-1/4” x 11-1/2” x 30pp. $22.00  


06590-M0495EEUA- Journal- AMERICAN POULTRY JOURNAL, Chicago, IL. Vol.71, No.3, March 1940. "The Oldest Poultry Magazine--66 Years Young. The Voice Of The Billion Dollar Poultry Industry. More Than A Half Million Copies Monthly." Some nice color: cover of little girl coloring Easter eggs, a full page plate of a pair of Dark Brahmas and a full page educational plate of how eggs are made. Also small vividly colored insert of three pair with subscription offer. All would frame and display nicely. (You may not want to display the "egg factory", as it illustrates the reproductive organs of a hen, but it is quite educational.) Wide range of articles and many ads. The poultry industry has changed considerably since 1940. A glance through this wonderful publication really sets the memories in motion for someone who is familiar with the farm in the 1940s. Some bugging to spine and cover edge, otherwise very good condition. 8-1/16"x 11-1/2"x 54pp. $28.00


03817-M0695ELOS- Journal- CANADIAN AYRSHIRE REVIEW, Canadian Ayrshire Breeders’ Assoc, Ottawa, Ont. Apr 1940. In French and English. Breeder news, records, ads. Coated stock. Archival stamps. Very good condition. 8-1/4" x 11" x 32 pp. $14.00


06750-M0495EEUO- Journal- CHECKERBOARD NEWS, Vol. 2, No.5. Texas and Southern Edition, Aug-Sept, 1940. Purina Mills, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis. The Magazine of Livestock and Poultry Feeding. Delightful articles and pictures of farm family life raising Jerseys, goats, hogs, laying hens, turkeys, etc. All this before the days of factory farming. Excellent condition. 7-1/2"x 10-1/2"x 22pp. $18.00


06696- M0495EEUO- Journal- HATCHERY AND FEED, Dealer Magazine For Hatcherymen and Feed Retailers. Vol.24. No.5. May 1950. Watt Publishing Co., Mount Morris, Ill. Special Feed and Equipment Issue. They changed the name sometime after 1946. Some pictures of storefronts and interiors. Some cover wear. 8-1/2"x 11-1/2"x 78pp. $16.00


00174-B0990EHLK- Catalogue- FRANKLIN VACCINES & SUPPLIES, Cat #53.  O. M. Franklin Serum Co., Denver, CO. 1952.  Livestock medicines, vaccines, handling equipment. Dehorning saws & irons, stockman's knives, branding irons, chutes, ear tags, neck chains, tattooing outfits, halters, curry combs, bull rings, hoof nippers vet instruments, ear notchers, mule shears, clippers, sheep bells, etc. Full color cover of round up, branding & chuck wagon scene. Very good. 5-1/4" x 7-3/4" x 80pp .  $25.00  


04978-M0696EAEE- Sample Card- KEYSTONE STEEL & WIRE CO., Peoria, IL. ca 1950s. Actual sample 6-1/2" x 6" of poultry netting affixed to red stiff card w/picture of complete roll of netting. "Precision Built...Neat, Uniform Weave... New Secure Reverse Twist Weave... Bright, Trim Rolls Help Sales... Unrolls Flat Like A Rug...No Buckling... Your Inventory Tag On Every Roll." Very good condition. Nice display advertising item. Overall 7" x 10". $32.00


05302-M0896ECOS- Catalogue- BREEDERS SUPPLY AND EQUIPMENT CO., Lexington, KY. Cat No.55, ca 1955. Comprehensive assortment of livestock and veterinary supplies and equipment for the breeder and livestock farmer. Show equip, barn and herdsmen's supplies, leather goods, sprayers, chutes, lanterns, flashlights, Bowker Tree Brand knives (nice selection!), grain rollers, feed mixers, saddles, boots, blacksmith & farrier tools, forges, harness, pony carriages; medicines & remedies for horses, cattle, poultry, and swine. Excellent condition. 7-3/4" x 10-5/8" x 78pp. $32.00


05239-M0896ELEE- Book- GREAT AMERICAN CATTLE TRAILS, Harry Sinclair Drago. "The Story Of The Old Cow Paths Of The East And The Longhorn Highways Of The Plains." Dodd, Meade & Co, NY. Appears to be 1st. cprt 1965.  Illustrated. X-lib,  lib stamps  marked through on end papers. Last index pg and last free end paper torn out. Library i.d. clipped off dust jacket. 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" x 272pp. $18.00


03664-M0595EE- Sale Catalogue- WX TEXAS LONGHORNS, T. W. Comer, Hendersonville, TN. June 12, 1982. First production sale of Longhorn cattle. 74 lots. Beautiful full color photography. I was present at this sale and just recently bought this catalogue from a colleague who was also present. He has prices realized written in on each lot. Top price that day was a cow/calf pair at $12,300. The Hendersonville area is where many of the country music stars live. Very good condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 28pp. $32.00


07044-M1103EEEE- Journal- EMU TODAY & TOMORROW, Nardin and Blackwell, OK. Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1995. Colorful magazine directed to the Emu interest. Colorful pictures, articles, advertising. Corner crease on cover, otherwise excellent condition. 8-1/8”x 10-7/8”x 96pp. $18.00


07045-M1103EEEE- Journal- EMU TODAY & TOMORROW, Nardin and Blackwell, OK. Vol. 7, No. 3, March 1997. Colorful magazine directed to the Emu interest. Colorful pictures, articles, advertising. Nice centerfold on Emu leather.  Small spot on front, otherwise excellent condition. 8-1/8”x 10-7/8”x 80pp. $18.00


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