New England Book of Fruit : containing an abridgement of Manning's Descriptive Catalogue of the most valuable varieties of the pear, apple, peach, plum, and cherry, for New England culture. To which are added the grape, quince, gooseberry, current, and strawberry; with outlines of many of the finest pears, drawn from nature; with directions for pruning, grafting, budding, and general modes of culture. Third edition. Revised and enlarged.

Salem, Mass.; Boston: Published by W. & S.B. Ives; W.J. Reynolds & Co. B.B. Mussey & Co. and for sale at most of the agricultural and seed stores in the United States, 1847.

Octavo (16.5 x 10.5 cm.), [viii], 144 pages. Hand-colored frontispiece and engraved title page. Illustrated with wood engravings of fruit. Index of varietals at rear. Third edition, revised and enlarged.. A brief but broad survey of the cultivation of a wide variety of tree fruits, berries and vines. Manning established a pomological nursery at Salem, Massachusetts in 1823 (Amerine & Borg), and according to Hedrick, Manning's observations were made first hand at this nursery and elsewhere. Dozens of apples, pears, plums, cherries and peaches are included in the index of varietals. In original brown cloth boards, blind-stamped and gilt decorated, with the title and an image of a bunch of pears. Some light foxing and soil throughout. In blind- and gilt-titled and decorated brown cloth; corners bumped and head of spine lightly chipped. Near very good. [Amerine & Borg, Bibliography of Grapes... 2198 (later edition)].

Price: $180.00