A Complete Manual for the Cultivation of the Strawberry; With a Description of the Best Varieties.

New York: C.M. Saxton, Agricultural Book Publisher, 1854.

Octavo ( x cm.), 144, [10] pages. Publisher's catalog at rear. FIRST EDITION. This manual provides instruction, based on the tried observations and experience of the author, on selection and cultivation of soil, manures and mulching, watering, winter protection, and a vast descriptions of strawberry varieties, including: Crimson Cone, Princess Alice Maude, Prolific Hautboy, McAvoy's Extra Red, and more. Also includes information on cultivation and varieties of raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants, and grapes. Hedrick described this as "one of the first works to discuss the black berry, cranberry, and black raspberry." Appendix features advice from additional farmers and berry cultivators. Boards slightly faded, slight foxing to text block, otherwise good condition. Ownership inscription, "S.R. Carter, 1855" to free front endpaper and title page.

Price: $150.00

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