New York: Oxford University Press, 1950.
Octavo (23.5 x 16 cm.), xiii, 551 pages. Illustrated; bibliography. FIRST EDITION. Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick (1870-1951) was an American botanist and horticulturalist. He was director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, where he produced many of his most influential works, including his monumental series on fruits of America, titled Grapes, Pears, Plums, Small Fruits, etc., of New York. He also served as president of the American Society of Horticultural Science. This work serves as the first book to describe the development of horticulture in America, and includes a chapter on "The Development of American Horticultural Literature 1700-1860". Some light age-toning internally, a small abrasion to title page, otherwise fine. In the publisher's burgundy dust jacket, with slight edgewear; near very good. With the ownership signature of Orville Taylor Bailey, "one of the pioneers of neuropathology", to the front fee endpaper.