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McMahon, Bernard
The American Gardener's Calendar; Adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the United States
T.P Mcmahon, Philadelphia, 1819. thick 8vo, orig. treebark calf, spine with intact and bright red morocco label and gold bands, light bumping to spine ends with very small divot absent from bottom end with evid of old repair and sl. larger piece missing top spine end, small divot missing from ft spine edge with ft bd still completely attached and tight, crack to leather along back joint but bd still completely attached, light bumping to corners, assorted superficial rubs to bds; Latin plant name in an old hand at top of ft pastedown, 11/2x31/2 piece missing from lower outer corner 2nd ffep, prev. owner name in pencil top half-title pg, else no other internal markings; scattered light foxing never affecting legibility of text; tiny worm track very upper outer corner pp.167-171; foldout table facing pg. 489 with small amt. archival tape repair lacking a small area upper outer corner without loss of text; pp.618 incl. catalogues of plants and index; no dj. "Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon (1775-1816) has often been described as Thomas Jefferson's gardening mentor; and his classic work, The American Gardener's Calendar, 1806, as Jefferson's horticultural 'Bible.' "This work has gone through multiple editions, this one being the third and published by his son. It is quite scarce in any edition and available today mostly in modern reprints and print on demand. This copy is quite nice. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books [Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A.]
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