Poultry/Eggs Interest – [KARSWOOD COMPANY]. Fortunes From Eggs. Being a collection of actual results obtained by the leading poultry breeders, and the most wide-awake poultry keepers. Done into a book by the Karswood Company of Manchester, England, in the year one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. Colour plates within the text (as part of page count), other illustrations within the text. Sections within include: “Preparing Fowls For Exhibition….”, “The Intensive System”, “How To Rear Every Chick to Maturity”, “White Leghorns. Which Breed To Keep”, “Poultry Houses And Runs”. N.B. :The advice given within this book is of its time and may not be accurate any more! PROVENANCE: Previous owner’s signature inside on front endpaper and initials on front paste-down. 8vo. Manchester: Karswood, [no date. c.1919/20].
NEIGHBOUR, Alfred. The Apiary or Bees, Bee-Hives, and Bee-Culture. Being a Familiar Account of the Habits of Bees and the Most Improved Methods of Management, with Full Directions, Adapted for the Cottager, Farmer, or Scientific Apiarian. 2 plates. PROVENANCE: Francis Frederick Fox (armorial bookplate to front paste-down). Fox (1833-1915) was an antiquary and bibliophile, whose works include “Some Account Of The Ancient Fraternity Of Merchant Taylors Of Bristol” (1880). Signature in blue ink of another owner to front endpaper. 8vo. London: Kent & Co., 1866.
TAPLIN, William. (?1740-1807). The Gentleman’s Stable Directory; or, Modern System of Farriery. 2 volumes. Engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Volume 1 is a twelfth edition, volume 2 a slightly earlier edition (In the majority of cases this two volume set appears to be formed of mixed editions- therefore not an unusual thing). (No half title to volume 1, occasional light spotting, light occasional browning, some creasing to endpapers). Full contemporary calf with red morocco title labels to spines (calf rubbed). 8vo. Volume 1: London, G.G. J. & J. Robinson, 1793. Volume 2: London: J. Kearsley, 1791