The Young Gardener's Assistant: Containing a catalogue of garden and flower seeds, with practical directions under each head, for the cultivation of culinary vegetables and flowers.
1832 · New York
by Bridgeman, Thomas.
New York: Geo. Robertson, 1832. 12mo, original boards, cloth spine, printed cover label. PP. vi, 164. Printed spine label wanting, general soiling and running marginal stain, still a good, sound copy in original state. Second edition, enlarged. The first edition (Brooklyn 1829) is quite a rare book, this second edition not much less so. The work went on through numerous editions to be one of the most popular gardening books of 19th century America. This edition contains a new preface, with interesting information on the horticultural trade, and noting that the first edition had been favorably reviewed in France in the pages of the Annales de L'Institute Royal Horticole de Fromont. Bridgeman being a seedsman by trade, his book is valuable for its catalogue format, listing many old varieties of vegetables, together with interesting lists of garden flowers and a descriptive list of ornamental shrubs. This edition not recorded in Imprints.. (Inventory #: 513)