The Vegetable Garden. Illustrations, Descriptions, and Culture of the Garden Vegetables of Cold and Temperate Climates.
by Vilmorin-Andrieux, MM.
xvi, 620 pp. "A classic of horticultural literature first published in English in 1885, this book describes cultivation techniques that pre-date the days of chemical gardening and presents an astounding array of descriptions of plants (many of which are now gone), highlighted with hundreds of extraordinary engravings that underscore a peak of horticultural art. Written from over a hundred hears of personal experience by the senior members of the Vilmorin family (proprietors of one of the oldest and largest seed houses in the world), 'The Vegetable Garden' describes hundreds of vegetables and flavoring herbs with meticulous attention to their botanical classification, cultural requirements, and culinary uses. The cultivation directions, unequaled before or since, were from an unhurried time before current food raising techniques developed, and the many rare and now unobtainable plants it describes provide fascinating insights for today's gardener into the delicate balances required in the garden."
Keywords: GARDENING VEGETABLES HORTICULTURE VILMORIN FAMILY SEED HOUSES Sticker on rear cover, ink name on front endpaper, page edges foxed. Ten Speed Press, 1995. Reprint. Good/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2194690)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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