Washington DC: GPO, 1862. First edition. Hardcover (original blind-stamped brown cloth; stamped "U.S. Government Bindery" on spine). 656p, many line ills.(chiefly insects), several charts. Very good (spine faded, endpapers foxed, else clean). Item #31158
A nice sturdy copy of this fat book. Includes "The Horses of New England" by C.L. Flint and "A Few Words on Horses" by Ruth Hall. Flint discusses the Morgan, Naragansett Pacer, and Hambletonian strains. Hall discusses the horse in general and as found in various U.S. regions, based on Youatt, Herbert, and others. Many other articles on the culture of flax and hemp, sheep and wool, berries, hog cholera, agriculture of San Bernardino County in California, fruit orchards, "worn-out lands of New Jersey," noxious insects and entomology in general, Indian corn, sorghum and sugar making, grape culture and wine making, dairy farming, "select breeds of cattle," manures, etc.