Northampton; Boston; New York; Philadelphia: Published by J.H. Butler; Hilliard, Gray, & Co.; D. Appleton & Co.; William Marshall & Co., 1837.
Duodecimo (19 x 11.5 cm.), v, -54, , 4 pages. Publisher’s advertisements at rear. FIRST EDITION. A second edition was issued the same year as this first. An effort to encourage Americans to embrace the sugar beet as a sweetner and the necessary extraction process. The author had planned to farm sugar beets in France until war forced his return to New England. He has translated and included a number of relevant French texts, including works of Dubrunfaut and de Domballe and others. Printed sugar paper covered boards over dark green ribbon cloth; narrow split in the cloth at spine. With an early ownership stamp of "Paul M. Brown" to front fly. [OCLC locates eighteen copies; Rinderknecht, Checklist of American Imprints 43683].