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1876 FARM Horses Dairy COWS Sheep Fishing Apples Fruit Orchards etc. MAINE
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Binding: Hardcover Special Attributes: 1st Edition, Illustrated
Subject: Outdoor & Nature Origin: American
Topic: Agriculture Printing Year: 1876
Year Printed: 1876

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Agriculture of Maine

Twentieth Annual Report
Of The Secretary Of The

Maine Board of Agriculture

For The Year

Sprague , Owen & Nash , Printers to the State

1875 - 1876

First Edition

Cloth Binding.

6" x 9.25"

507 Pages in Total.

*** 136 Years Old ***

Maine Farming and related subjects in the year 1875 and 1876.

Includes some Illustrations.

** Very Good Condition **

Just slight sign of wear to the binding. The binding is in Nice Condition.
[ see the photos ]
The front inner hinge is Very Tight.
The rear inner hinge is loosened a little at the top, but remains very firm.
No markings.
No writing.
The Pages and Illustration Plates are in Great Condition.

The Illustrations:

1. Trotting Stallion " King William " , owned by J. W. McDuffee of Lewiston , Maine ; Public Record to Harness , 2.31 1-4 ; to Wagon , 2.35.

2. A Pogy or Menhaden
[ a fish , also known as mossbunker or bunker ; of the Herring family of fishes , usually called Pogy in Maine ]

3. Cotswold Ram [ sheep ] " Broadfield's Pride " , owned by C. P. Mattocks of Portland , Maine , and kept at the Stock Farm at East Baldwin , Maine
[ bred by William Lane of North Leach , Gloucestershire , England ]

4. Shropshire Lambs [ sheep ], owned by M. H. Cochrane , Hillhurst , Compton , Quebec , Canada

5. Granite Beauty Apple
[ from an engraving provided by J. W. Manning of Reading , Massachusetts ]

6. Cherries suited to Maine [ various text illustrations ]

7. Salem Grape
[ a Fold-out Plate , from an engraving provided by E. S. Rogers of Salem , Massachusetts ]

The Contents includes:

The Menhaden or Pogy
[ fish ; 26 pages ]

The Herring
[ 34 pages ]

Fish Scraps and Fish Guano
[ fertilizer ]

Associated Dairying

The Dairy Cow - What she is , and from Whence she came
[ a History of Dairy Cows ]

Dairy Farming - Needs of the Dairy , and Cheese Making
[ 28 pages ]
On Raising Neat Stock ; Cattle

Maine Dairymen's Association ; Feed and Care of Heifer's and Calves , The Jesey Cow , Shorthorns as Dairy Cows , etc.

Farming Specialities - Mutton rather than Wool
[ Sheep ; 15 pages ]

Condition and Wants of Agriculture in Washington County , Maine
[ by H. T. Porter of Pembroke ]

Farming Success

Fruit Trees ; Root Pruning , etc.

Apple Descriptions

Planting an Orchard


Small Fruit Culture
[ Gooseberries , Currants , etc. ]

The Good Effects of using Salt as a manure for Pears

Barometers for Farmers

Agricultural Laws in Maine


136 Years Old.

Carefully packed for shipment to the buyer.

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