The Poultry Keeper: Chicago, 1884. Item #98-6493
5 x 3.5, stiff stapled maroon wraps with gilt lettering on front cover, 64 pp. Covers worn, rubbed, creased, center of spine area is missing small pieces, contents have light creasing and toning, small stain inside rear cover else good. Stamped on the inside front cover "This is the Present Awarded You by the Poultry Keeper, Chicago." The title of the book is misleading because there is not anything directly related to poultry except for maybe "Cost of Tin Roofing per Square Foot." A few agricultural articles such as crop yields, measuring corn in the crib, amount of seed required to plant an acre. Also, how many bricks needed to construct a building, weight of a lead waste pipe, how to mix printing ink and so on. Scarce.