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The Pomological Manual; or, a Treatise on Fruits: Containing Descriptions of a Great Number of the Most Valuable Varieties for the Orchard and Garden.
New York: Published by T. & J. Swords, G. & C. & H. Carvill, E. Bliss., 1832. - 2 parts, with separate title pages, in one vol. 8vo, original pink cloth spine and blue paper over boards, paper title label on spine; 200 pp. (Part I) and 216 pp. (Part II). Second edition of this important work of pomology, by two members of the Prince family of Flushing, New York, leading contributors to the development of horticulture in America. William Robert Prince (1795-1869) was the son of William Prince Jr. (1766-1842), whose father William Prince Sr. (1725-1802), converted the personal gardens of his father, Robert Prince, into the first commercial nursery in America. It remained the foremost nursery in the United States until the middle of the nineteenth century, cultivating an unrivaled range of varieties and species, especially under the management of William Prince Jr., the author of A Short Treatise on Horticulture (1828), the first comprehensive work of its kind published in America. William Robert Prince wrote both his Treatise on the Vine (1830) and Pomological Manual (1831), with the assistance of his father, and also wrote the Manual of Roses (1846). The Pomological Manual describes pears, apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, almonds, raspberries, and strawberries, and attempts to clarify their nomenclature. CONDITION: Good, front paste-down heavily foxed, some additional foxing and browning but text generally clean, damp-stain at top edge of lower cover lightly affecting a few of the final leaves, but a sound and withal attractive copy; with the book-plate of garden historian Elizabeth McLean affixed to the flyleaf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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