First Principles of Agriculture

I am SO excited to share the latest addition to our home library:  Goff & Mayne’s First Principles of Agriculture ©1904.  That’s right – 1904!  And it’s all mine to enjoy, thanks to my friend Ali Koide over at Oldies & Goodies.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Oldies & Goodies, check it out – you won’t be disappointed!  Ali has created a unique blog that features her yummy baked goodies, as well as vintage books of all kinds that she’s rescued and now sells online in her Etsy store.  When this little gem popped up on her store, I had to have it!

Handwritten on the inside front cover reads, “Property of Sconnelltown School – East Bradford Township – August 30, 1909”.  How amazing is that?

Filled with delightful sketches of weeds, insects, toads, roots, etc., it’s not only a historic treasure, but offers a wealth of information and tips on how to have a successful garden or farm of any size.

Thank you so much, Ali, for saving this book from being destroyed and for creating a way for people like me to find it and keep it safe forever.

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4 Responses to First Principles of Agriculture

  1. Karen Monte says:

    How delightful! What a find!

  2. ali says:

    how cool! you are so talented! thanks so much for including my book! (i mean, your book). 🙂

  3. My pleasure, Ali! But really, thank YOU! 🙂

  4. lisa keets says:

    Hello. I just found my grandmothers copy of this book. Not for sale but just curious of its value ballpark. It is in pretty good shape.

    Appreciate any insight.



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