Title: The Farmers and Emigrants Complete Guide, or a Hand Book with Copious Hints, Recipes, and Tables, Designed for the Farmer and Emigrant
Author: Josiah T. Marshall
Description: Publisher's gray cloth boards with ornate stamped design on boards featuring the Applegate & Co. monogram; gilt stamped spine and title: "Farmer's [hand image] Book," etc. Light wear to ends of spine; tips of bottom fore-corners slightly exposed. Hinges very good. Previous owner's name and date (March 1860) in light pencil on ffep. Interior is generally clean. Illustrations. Index. pp. viii, 492, plus  pages advertising. 7.5 x 4.75 inches.
A nice copy of a Josiah Marshall's handbook for farmers and emigrants, covering 1500 different subjects (per the index). An extensively detailed manual for the management of a farm, from the first purchase and clearing of the land (both timber and prairie), farm buildings and fences, the dairy, cookery and the household economy, the care of the animals, the preservation of domestic health (with medical recipes, treatments for wounds, etc.), the cultivation of fruits, the cultivation of Dyer's Madder, curing provisions for the market, the production of the most advantageous articles for market, and hops cultivation. Also includes short chapters on the U.S. Constitution and Naturalization laws. First published in 1845.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Applegate & Co.
Keywords: handbook, hand book, homesteading, farming, 1850s,
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