The Book of the Farm (1889 Fourth Edition)
The Book of the Farm 1889 Fourth Edition in 6 Divisions
This is the 1889 Fourth Edition of The Book of the Farm by Henry Stephens. Considered by many to be THE definitive book on farming of the early Industrial Age. It covers virtually every aspect of farming from the selection of appropriate land, clearing and preparation of land, selection of crops, plowing growing, pest control, livestock selection and care, harvesting and storage. The book was in print for over 60 years and was probably the most widely known book among farmers.
The 1889 Fourth Edition differs from the 1891 Fourth Edition only in that it is broken in 6 divisions instead of 3 Volumes. They essentially just split each of the 3 thick volumes in half to produce 6 separate volumes that are much easier to read and handle.
It is helpfully broken in Seasons with comprehensive instructions on the tasks to be carried out during each Season. If you are interested in how farming is done without electricity or internal combustion engines The Book of the Farm is the place to start.
If you only have ONE book on farming in a non-electrical world this is the one to have.
It is printed as paperback volumes in an 8.5" x 11" format. The 6 books together weigh almost 9 lbs. This includes all 6 Division.
As I'm still getting accustomed to this new Binding machine I'm only making a few sets at a times and posting them here as they are finished.
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NOTE: These are shipped in a 12"x9"x4" box and weigh 10 lbs. If you are outside the Continental U.S. PLEASE contact me about shipping before ordering.