The American orchardist: or a practical treatise on the culture and management of apple and other fruit trees: …: adapted to the use of American farmers, and all lovers and cultivators of fine fruit. Second edition, much improved.
by THACHER, James (1754-1844).
Plymouth, Mass:: Ezra Collier, 1825., 1825. 18 cm. 12mo. [in 6s]. v, , -236 pp. [final leaf mis-numbered]. Title vignette; heavily waterstained throughout, small black mark on final leaf. Original dark green quarter calf, marbled boards; marbled sheets on both covers up to half missing, extremities, worn. Ownership signatures of Lizzie Allen, Milford, Conn.; Edward J. Allen; bookplates of G. W. Fowler and Frederick A. Frye. Poor. First issued in Boston, 1821, this is the second edition. Thacher is best known for his history of the American Revolution. This is Tacher's very early American book on the cultivation and care of fruit trees, including apples, apricots, cherries, cider, nectarines, peaches, pears, quince, plums, currants ("To make currant wine"). The author addresses diseases and pests that harm orchard trees. See: Ulysses P. Hedrick, A History of Horticulture in America, p. 215; Andrea J. Tucher, Agriculture in America 1622-1860, 2068; Evald Rink, Technical America, 1677.
(Inventory #: M13655)
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