Lindley, George and Michael Floy
A Guide to the Orchard and Fruit Garden, or an Account of the Most Valuable Fruits Cultivated in Great Britain...with Additions of All the Most Valuable Fruits Cultivated in America.
Seller ID: 796
New York: Riker, 1846. 'New edition, with an Appendix describing many American fruits not mentioned in the [first] edition' (xi, 420). In brown pictorial cloth with gilt decoration and titles (faded), skillfully rebacked. One colour plate (spotted and edgeworn) showing the Chinese quince illustrates this account of garden and orchard fruits noteworthy for its descriptions and suggestions for the cultivation of what we now would call 'heritage' varieties-- Black Prince Carolina strawberry, Moor-fowl Egg pear, Braddick's Nonpareil dessert apple, and for extending knowledge of fruit culture into North America where the great variety of climates and soil types made possible the cultivation of fruits of all sorts. A good, solid copy of a scarce book.
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