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THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES
New York & Boston. 1852-1856.. Two volumes. xii,100; iv,96pp. Frontispiece portrait in each volume plus a total of ninety-six chromolithographed plates. Quarto. Contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels, t.e.g. Occasional light foxing. Overall a very good, tall set, with nice ample margins. The most beautiful American work on fruits produced in the 19th century, illustrated with ninety-six beautiful chromolithographed plates by the firm of William Sharp of Boston. Hovey was a nurseryman of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a leading writer on horticultural topics. The book was originally issued in parts, from 1847 to 1856, and is considered complete in two volumes with ninety-six plates. The ninety- six varieties of fruit described include fifty-three pears, twenty apples, seven cherries, seven peaches, six plums, and three strawberries. Hovey describes the work in terms of national prestige: "There is a national pride, too, which I feel in the publication of a work like this; and that is, that the delicious fruits which have been produced in our own country, many of them surpassed by none of foreign growth...will be here beautifully depicted...." Daniel McGrath states: "In 1852, there was published simultaneously in Boston and New York the first use of chromolithography in an American book. In Hovey's THE FRUITS OF AMERICA there are 96 plates that in gentle gradations of tone put our chromolithographers in the same class with those of England." OAK SPRING POMONA 61. McGRATH, p.112. BENNETT, p.59. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 20.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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