J.M. Thorburn & Co.'s Descriptive Catalogue of Vegetable and Agricultural Seeds, &c.: garden, field, fruit, &c. seeds. The largest collection to be found in the world, embracing every standard & improved variety. Also, tested novelties, both of domestic and some of foreign origin, that are suited to the climate of the United States.

New York: James M. Thorburn & Co.; Sackett & Cobb, Steam Printers, 25 John Street, 1863.

Octavo, cord-sewn (22.5 x 16 cm.), [3], 4-31, [1] pages. At head of title: "1863."; at foot of title: "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1863, by James M. Thorburn & Co." ~ An annual seed catalogue from this supplier based in New York City. Organized alphabetically, from Artichoke to Turnip, with an introductory "Rules for the Cultivation of Vegetables", and additional lists of grass seeds, seeds available by the bushel and the pound, books, and horticultural implements. The final page contains a list of all the kitchen garden seeds available from Thorburn at the time. Some light age-toning and some dog ears. No wrapper present but all catalogued copies we have located have the same pagination with no wrappers. Some light pencil marginalia to a few pages. [OCLC locates six copies].

Price: $350.00