Item #24119 The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America; or The Culture, Propagation, and Management,in The Garden and Orchard, etc. A. J. Downing.

The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America; or The Culture, Propagation, and Management,in The Garden and Orchard, etc

New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1846. Hardcover. 594 pages. 20 x 12.4 cm. More than 210 text illustrations. Extensive Index to the Different Fruits. General Index. Abbreviations and Books Quoted.Downing notes, "there are more peaches exposed in the markets of New York, annually, than are raised in all of France;" a profound American abundance even in the 19th century. The author also gives foreign names for fruits and the various synonyms. Written five years before his landmark work, "The Architecture of Country Houses." Generally clean, a few quires with slight toning,backstrip worn head and foot, nicks to spine. Adverts at rear dated January, 1846. Orig. publisher's, forest green cloth. Very good. Item #24119

Price: $250.00