Titel: The Plough, the Loom, and the Anvil, 1852
Verlag: New York: Myron Finch 1852
Hardback: original three-quarter black leather with gilt spine title; tan, brown, and green marble paper-covered boards. Near very good condition. No dust jacket, as issued. Collection of seven bound issues of this monthly publication in antebellum America devoted to agriculture and manufacturing. Includes January, March, April, May, June, July, and September issues for 1852. Contents include such topics as: effect of solar rays on vegetation, wool growing in Australia, Chinese husbandry, California agriculture, the tariff of 1846, British free trade, chemistry applied to agriculture, Spanish Merino Sheep, tobacco culture, Tennessee cotton planters, Irish trade, English agriculture, peach trees, grain crops, Virginia markets, Vermont horses, prize heifers, Ohio farming, cottage designs, etc. Moderate to heavey edgewear to binding with soiled mark on front board. Hinges tight. Occasional moderate foxing and toning to pages. Staining to outer margins of about 50 pages early in the book, and small tears to outer margins of pages 535-538; defects do not effect readibility of text. A fascinating exploration of American farming and industry in the years before the American Civil War with illustrations of inventions, equipment, and livestock. ISBN: Buchnummer des Verkäufers E809238
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