Some Dover Books
At the end of Franklin Hiram King's 1911 tome, Farmers of Forty Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan (originally titled Farmers of Forty Centuries; Or, Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea, and Japan), is a list of Dover Publications' titles of interest to agrarians and antiquarians, among them these:
- Vitruvius. The Ten Books on Architecture: Translated by Morris Hicky Morgan — "The most important book ever written on architecture. Early Roman aesthetics, technology, classical orders, site selection, and other aspects."
- Indian Sign Language — "Over 525 signs developed by Sioux and other tribes. Written instructions and diagrams. Also 290 pictographs."
- Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management — "Great back-to-the-land classic explains basics of self-sufficient farming. The one book to get."
- A Modern Herbal: The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic, and Economic Properties, Cultivation, and Folklore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs, and Trees with All Their Modern Scientific Uses — "Much the fullest, most exact. most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, usch else. Indispensable to serious reader."
- Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them — "Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings."
- The Seasons of America Past — "From 'sugaring time' and strawberry picking to Indian summer and fall harvest, a whole year's activities described in charming prose and enhanced with 79 of the author's own illustrations."
- The Path to Rome — "This 1902 memoir abounds in lively vignettes from a vanished time, recounting a pilgrimage on foot across the alps and Apennines in order to 'see all of Europe which the Christian Faith has saved.' 77 of the author's original line drawings compliment his sparkling prose."
Labels: Agrarianism, Agriculture, America the Beautiful, Architecture, Corea, Europe is the Faith, Health, Indian America, Localism, Nippon, The Catholic Faith, The Glory That Was Rome, The Middle Kingdom