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AGRICULTURE

$35.00

~ SOLD ~Argersinger, Peter H., THE LIMITS OF AGRARIAN RADICALISM: WESTERN POPULISM & AMERICAN POLITICS.. University Press of Kansas., NEW, still in shrinkwrap. Essays. 312 pp.

$30.00

~ SOLD ~ Coburn, F.D., Secretary, EIGHTEENTH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE, FOR THE YEARS 1911 AND 1912.. Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, 1913., Good. Front & rear boards mostly detached inside, though exterior cover still sound and in one piece. Blue blind stamped boards with State Seal stamped on cover (barely visible) and ornate gilt lettering on spine, though partially darkened. Minimal wear to covers (no tears or chips), partial wear to spine ends. A little white spotting to covers & spine. A small reddish smudge on rear cover. Interior of book in good condition. A small gold sticker on inside cover reads: " Compliments of the Ka nsas State Board of Agriculture, F.L. Coburn, Secretary, Topeka." Main topics include: Farming Problems & Farm Crops, Combatting Orchard & Garden Enemies, Making the County Fair Educational, Farm Live Stock Management, Poultry Management, Schools , R ural Clubs & Home-Making Problems of the Farmer, among others. Profusely illustrated with drawings & photographs. Statistical tables, index, 1089 pp. $12.00

$30.00

Fish, Charles, BLUE RIBBONS AND BURLESQUE: A BOOK OF COUNTRY FAIRS. The Countryman Press., 1998. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. 10.25" x 8.25". Photos thoughout on glossy paper. Notes, 272 pages.

$50.00

Klinkenborg, Verlyn, MAKING HAY. Nick Lyons Books, 1986., NF/VG. Front upper right corner of DJ sunbleached: design & lettering unaffected. Original price of "$14.95" intact. In thin mylar protector. Illustrated by Gordon Allen. Notes. 157 pp. "The rural midwesterners and westerners in this book are warmly and intelligently and humorously depicted, warts and all, in language that often approaches poetry in its lilt and freshness. While MAKING HAY may be about making hay, the quality of its writing makes it literature." (--John Graves). Author' s first book. SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$15.00

Kumin, Maxine, IN DEEP: COUNTRY ESSAYS. Beacon Press, Boston, 1988., VG, Paperback, corners very slighly bumped, otherwise tight & clean. 180 pp.

$30.00

Mohler, J.C., TWENTY-THIRD BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE, FOR THE YEARS 1921 AND 1922.. Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, 1923., VG. Blue blind stamped boards with State Seal stamped on cover and ornate gilt lettering (bright) on spine. A very light, uniform spotting to rear board, with a very little to spine. The spotting is only noticeable when held at a certain angle to t he light. Overall, the boards & spine are properly dark & glossy & in nice condition. Minimal edgewear to corners (no tears or chips). Interior of book in excellent condition, except that front interior hinge is partially cracked (though still bas ically tight). Remainder of interior is clean, bright & tight. A very nice copy with bright spine. Photographs, illustrations, diagrams, 622 pp. Topics covered include: Rural Welfare, Rural Entertainments, Farm Economics, Home Economics, Water Suppl y & Sewage Disposal on the Farm, The Rural Schoolhouse, Livestock, Dual-Purpose Cow, Kansas Wheat, Apple Trees, Alfalfa Seed, Sudan Grass, Potatoes, Bindweed, Blackhull Wheat. Extensive county by county statistical tables on crops, acerages & livestock.

$40.00

Mohler, J.C., Secretary, TWENTY-SIXTH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE, FOR THE YEARS 1927 AND 1928.. Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, 1928., VG. Blue blind stamped boards with State Seal stamped on cover and ornate gilt lettering (moderately bright) on spine. No edgewear or other apparent flaws, except slight foxing to top of book on page edges. Interior clean, tight & bright throughout . Book appears to have come straight from storage. Photographs, illustrations, diagrams, including a 20" fold-out chart: "Twenty Years of Kansas Agriculture. 597 pp. Topics covered include: Rural Schools, 4-H Club, County Fairs, Elevators, Farm Fi res, Bindweed, Rural Electrification, Soil Erosion, Cattle Breeding, Dairy Production, Alfalfa Diseases, Potatoes, Bluestem Pastures, Sweet Clover, Harvesting Wheat w/ Combines, Grain Storage. Extensive county by county statistical tables on crops, acerages & livestock.

$30.00

Mohler, J.C., Secretary, TWENTY-FIFTH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE, FOR THE YEARS 1925 AND 1926.. Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, 1926., VG+. Blue blind stamped boards with State Seal stamped on cover and ornate gilt lettering (bright) on spine. No edgewear or other apparent flaws, except some rippling & slight browning to edges of opening pages. Binding beginning to separate betwee n pages 16-17, at the first signature. Still, all-in-all, an uncommonly clean, bright copy for a utilitarian book of its age. Photographs, illustrations, diagrams, including a 20" fold-out chart: "Twenty Years of Kansas Agriculture." 704 pp. Topics covered include: 4-H Clubs, Kansas Crop-Reporting Service, Banking & Farming, Roadside Markets, Rural Schools, Kansas Wheat, State System of Roads, Gas Engines, Tractors, Rural Electrification, Farm Horses, Cow-testing, Veterinarians, Sorghum, Wheat Smut, Corn Borer. Extensive county by county statistical tables on crops, acerages & livestock.

$17.00

Mohler, J.C., Secretary, TWENTY-FOURTH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE, FOR THE YEARS 1923 AND 1924.. Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, 1924., Good+. Blue blind stamped boards with State Seal stamped on cover and ornate gilt lettering (bright) on spine. A little white spotting & water spotting to front board & spine. Minimal edgewear to corners (no tears or chips), though water spotting t o bottom of front board has affected the finish. Front board has been slightly crunched along right edge, slightly tearing the fabric right on the edge. Interior of book in excellent condition, except that frontispiece page, on blank side, is foxed & rippled. Binding a little loose, but otherwise uncracked & intact. Remainder of interior is clean, bright & tight. Overall still a sound copy with bright spine. Photographs, illustrations, diagrams, with one 18" foldout chart: "Twenty Years of Kan sas Agriculture". 682 pp. Topics covered include: Rural Welfare, Pocket Gophers, Kansas Wheat, Farm Economics, Home Economics, Rural Engineering, Irrigation, Electric Service for the Farm, Horses, Flint Hills of Kansas, Poland China Hogs, Lambs, Sheep, Jersey Cows, Guernsey Cows, Ayrshires, Holsteins. Extensive county by county statistical tables on crops, acerages & livestock.

$15.00

Mohler, J.C., Secretary, TWENTIETH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE, FOR THE YEARS 1915 AND 1916.. Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, 1917., Good+. Blue blind stamped boards with State Seal stamped on cover and ornate gilt lettering (dulled) on spine, with some minor soiling & white spotting.. Minimal edgewear to spine-ends & corners (no tears or chips). A little white spotting to cove rs & spine. Interior of book in good condition, though all pages are very lightly & uniformly browned, though still supple and not brittle. Main topics include: Rural Welfare, Extension Service, Home Economics, Farm Homes, Farm Management, Rural E ngineering, Soils & Crops, Live Stock, Poultry, Farm Forestry, Also Population, Crop, Livestock, & Acreage Production Statistics. Profusely illustrated with drawings & photographs. Statistical tables, index, 747 pp.

$30.00

Mohler, J.C., Secretary, NINETEENTH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE, FOR THE YEARS 1913 AND 1914.. Kansas Department of Agriculture, Topeka, 1915., VG. Blind-stamped blue boards with ornate gilt lettering on spine. A clean copy with light edgewear to top & bottom of spine & outer edge of boards. Front hinge a little loose but intact. Rear interior hinge broken but attached by webbing. Interior otherwise tight & clean. Still a very nice, presentable copy. Main topics of book include: Schools & Churches, Social Centers, Public Highways, Agricultural Fairs, Cooperation in Kansas, Agricultural Agents & Farmers' Bureaus, Irrigation by Pumpin g in Kansas, Farm Management, Domestic Economy, Agricultural Engineering, The Soil, Field Crops, Live Stock, Dairying, Poultry Culture, Entomology, The Record-Smashing Wheat Crop of Kansas, among others. Profusely illustrated with photographs, chart s, drawings, field maps. Statistical tables & index, 1024 pp.

$50.00

Mohler, J.C., Secretary, REPORTS OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, 1942. Kansas State Board of Agriculture, 1942., VG. Half leather over blue/gold marbled boards. Rear hinge showing a 2" crack, but interior hinge still strong (hinge stoutly bound with heavy cloth). A few pages browned at extremity, but interior overall in excellent condition. Aside from cracked hinge, exterior of book is VG, with only very slight edgewear. Gilt lettering on leather spine still bright. Spine has raised bands. Volume consists of several seperate publications professionally bound in a strong sewn binding. The sections are as follows: PAMPHLET & PROGRAM of the 71st Annual Meeting of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, January 14-16, 1942; 14 REPORTS (released to morning or evening newspapers) on various agricultural topics, each a foldout sheet as delivere d t o th e newspapers, sewn into the binding; STALLION REGISTRATIONS, 1941 (50 pp); REPORT OF THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, APRIL 1942, Kansas Agricultural Convention, 1942: Containing the Addresses, Papers & Discussions at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Board, January 14-16, 1942. Contains, among other topics, a discussion of wartime policy, the Selective Service, and their effect on Kansas agriculture (112 pp); SHEEP IN KANSAS (120 pp); ANALYSES OF COMMERCIAL FEEDS (52 pp) ; A STATE PLAN OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT (58 pp) with foldout charts & maps, including a 39"x 35" foldout color map of the Neosha River Basin; KANSAS CROP AND LIVESTOCK STATISTICS, 1941-1942, Biennial Summary, Crops, Livestock, Population, Assessed Va luation (112 pp). About 400 pages total.

$28.00

Spence, Clark C., SALVATION ARMY FARM COLONIES. University of Arizona Press, 1985. NEW copy. Hardcover in dust jacket. Notes, bibliographic essay, index, 151 pages. "Around the turn of the century, the Salvation Army founded three {farm colonies}in Colorado, Ohio, and California in an effort to relieve urbanpoverty that followed in the wake of rapid industrialization. Conceived by founder William Booth, the project was organized by his son-in-law Frederick Booth-Tucker, commander of the Salvation Army in the United States. Clark Spence {presents an} account of this back-to-the-land experiment." $28.00

AMERICAN SYMBOLS
& THEMES

$25.00

Clanton, Gene,. POPULISM: THE HUMANE PREFERENCE IN AMERICA, 1890-1900. Macmillan Library Reference , 1991. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Notes and references, bibliographic essay, index, 198 pages. "Twayne's Social Movements Series". Synopsis: "After discussing the origins of the Populist Party "before 1890, {Clanton}focuses on its evolution: appearance of third parties in several states in 1890, organization of a national party in 1891-1892, party activities at state and federal levels, fusion with the Bryanized democracy in 1896, and disappearance thereafter." (J Am Hist). "Gene Clanton, professor of history at Washington State University, presents a history of the Populist party that derives centrally from the Populists' espousal of the 'humane concept': Public policy should stem from a primary commitment to human rights rather than to property rights. Clanton provides ample support for this perspective. . . . {The author}makes important and well-supported arguments regarding key factors in the development of Populism. . . . {However}, Clanton draws relatively few examples from the extensive literature that has treated Populism in various states or regions; he takes many examples instead from events in Kansas (about which he published a detailed study {Kansas Populism, BRD 1970}). This conveys a sense of the gritty reality of the movement but also means that Kansas sometimes looms out of proportion. . . . Withal, this is the best treatment of the entire topic of Populism since John D. Hicks's Populist Revolt {BRD 1931}." OUT OF PRINT.

$15.00

Curry, Richard O. & Lawrence B. Goodheart, editors, AMERICAN CHAMELEON: INDIVIDUALISM IN TRANS-NATIONAL CONTEXT. Kent State University Press, 1991., New, unopened. PAPERBACK. 40 pages of notes, index. 276 pp. "The concept of individualism that emerged in American society during the late 18th century has long defined America's social, political, & economic institutions. AMERICAN CHAMELEON is the first historical work which addresses this concept & its multiple meanings, usages, & contradictions. In this collection of 11 essays, individualism is placed in a comparative, trans-national context that differentiates the American national experience from its European cultural heritage."

$20.00

Hyman, Harold M., AMERICAN SINGULARITY: THE 1787 NORTHWEST ORDINANCE, THE MORRILL ACTS, AND THE 1944 G.I. BILL . University of Georgia Press, 1986. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Notes, index, 95 pages. "...explores the question of American singularity, using the Northwest Ordinance, the Homestead and Morrill acts, and the G.I. Bill to measure individual access to land, education, and law..." OUT OF PRINT. $20.00

$40.00

Seelye, John D., MEMORY'S NATION: The Place of Plymouth Rock. NEW copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. University of North Carolina Press. Illustrations, bibliography, index, 699 pages. "Long celebrated as a symbol of the country's origins, Plymouth Rock no longer receives much national attention. In fact, historians now generally agree that the Pilgrims' storied landing on the Rock never actually took place - the tradition having emerged more than a century after the arrival of the Mayflower. In Memory's Nation, however, John Seelye is not interested in the factual truth of the landing. He argues that what truly gives Plymouth Rock its significance is more than two centuries of oratorical, literary, and artistic celebrations of the Pilgrims' arrival. Drawing on a wealth of speeches, paintings, and popular illustrations, Seelye demonstrates how Plymouth Rock changed in meaning over the years, beginning as a symbol of freedom evoked in patriotic sermons at the start of the Revolution and eventually becoming a symbol of exclusion during the 1920s. In a concluding chapter, Seelye notes the continuing popularity of Plymouth Rock as a tourist attraction, affirming that, at least in New England, the Pilgrim advent still has meaning. But as he demonstrates throughout the book, the Rock was from the beginning a regional symbol, associated with New England's attempts to assert its importance as the starting point for what became the American Republic."

ARTS


$64.00

[Missouri River] (Bingham), E. Maurice Bloch, , THE PAINTINGS OF GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM: A Catalogue Raisonné. NEW copy, oversized hardcover with dust jacket, 9x12, University of Missouri Press, 1986. Bibliography, indexes, chronology. 23 color and 325 b&w illustrations.
~~ "This impressive new volume constitutes the definitive catalogue of Bingham's paintings. With more than 350 illustrations, including 23 in color, it provides a guide to both Bingham's familiar works and his lesser-known subjects, documenting the artist's development both as portraitist and as a recorder of Western American subject matter. . . . For the reader who wants to learn about Bingham and his art, this is--and will long remain--the place to begin." --Great Plains Quarterly
~~ "This well-constructed volume presents adequate reproductions of almost 350 works, providing information for these as well as for more than 200 additional works. For this edition Bloch has written an informed 28-page essay: a series of vignettes focusing on events and individuals significant to Bingham's artistic development." --Choice.


To left: Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, 1845. To right: Boatmen on the Missouri, 1846

$25.00

~ SOLD ~ Chickering & Sons, THE JONAS CHICKERING CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION.. Boston: Cheltenham, 1924. First Edition. Cloth. no jacket. A brief biography of Jonas Chickering, 1798-1853, piano-maker and founder of the House of Chickering, Boston. Includes a history of the House of Chickering, and of the centennial celebrations of the business. Photographs, drawings, decorations, index, 55 pages. $25.00

$47.00

Cornebise, Alfred Emile, ART FROM THE TRENCHES: AMERICA'S UNIFORMED ARTISTS IN WORLD WAR I. New copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Texas A&M University Press, 1991. Biographies & works by William James Alward, Walter Jack Duncan, Harvey Thomas Dunn, George Matthews Harding, Wallace Morgan, Ernest Clifford Peixotto, J. Andre Smith, & Harry Everett Townsend. Plates, notes, index, 157 pages. OUT OF PRINT.

$30.00

Hall, H. Lark.. V.L. PARRINGTON: THROUGH THE AVENUE OF ART. Kent State, 1994., F/F, as new. 1st edition. 33 pages of notes, bibliography, index, 360 pp. The definitive biography of the most inflential of all American cultural or intellectual historians between the late 1920s and the late 1940s. (Currently in print at $39).


Agriculture,
American Themes,
Arts

Cities,
Education,
Folklore,
Immigration

Politics,
Popular Culture,
Technology