A Treatise On The Cultivation Of Ornamental Flowers; Comprising Remarks On The Requisite Soil, Sowing, Transplanting, And General Management: With Directions For The General Treatment Of Bulbous Flower Roots, Green House Plants, &c. Roland Green.

A Treatise On The Cultivation Of Ornamental Flowers; Comprising Remarks On The Requisite Soil, Sowing, Transplanting, And General Management: With Directions For The General Treatment Of Bulbous Flower Roots, Green House Plants, &c

Boston: John B. Russell, 1828. First edition. Hardcover. 60 pages. 20 x 12.5 cm. "The first American book to be concerned wholly with flowers." [see: Hendrick, History of Horticulture in America p.479, who also notes, "it was chiefly general directions followed by a list of 88 out-of-doors flowers and 14 green house plants." No report give as to Green's qualifications or general background. Contemporary owner’s inscription on fly: “Lewis Davenport.” Wear to backstrip extremities, cover edges, scattered text foxing. Orig. printed brown boards, linen spine. Very good. Item #22474

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