Livingston, A. W.
Livingston and the Tomato. Being the History of Experiences in Discovering the Choice Varieties Introduced by Him, with Practical Instructions for Growers.
Seller ID: 1366
Columbus: A. W. Livingston's Sons, 1893. First edition (172, index). Small quarto (19cm) in original maroon publisher's cloth, gilt titles to front cover, impressed decoration; illustrated with a number of engravings in text showing a several old ('heritage') tomato varieties developed and sold by the Livingstons. A biographical sketch (our founder's poor but ignorant early days, his rise to prominence as a seedsman) accompanies details of tomato propagation, the tomato market, suitability of different varieties. Lower corner worn, one late section somewhat misbound; a sound copy. A scarce book on earlier tomato varieties and their propagation.
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