The Potatoe Plant, its uses and properties: together with the cause of the present malady ; the extension of that disease to other plants, the question of famine arising therefrom, and the best means of averting that calamity.

New York: Wiley & Putnam, 1847.

Octavo (19 x 12 cm.), xxxvii, 157 pages. Index. Illustrated throughout in the text; [10] leaves of plates lacking (supplied here in facsimile). First American edition. A small volume, published on the wake of the Great Irish Famine by British surgeon Alfred Smee. The author proposes that the potato blight was caused by the aphid. Some medium foxing throughout; plates lacking, as noted above. In publisher's simple gray-green cloth, titled on spine. Free front endpaper cut at angle. Good only. Scarce. [OCLC locates fifteen copies (of which a number are similarly lacking the plates); Goldsmiths' Kress Library 35017.23].

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