A Complete Manual for the Cultivation of the Cranberry, with a Description of the Best Varieties.

New York: C.M. Saxton, Barker & Co., 140 Fulton Street, 1857.

Octavo (19 x 12.5 cm.), vii, 120 pages. Illustrated with ten plates containing black & white lithographs. Appendix. Second Printing; first issued in 1856. The Appendix lists prices realized for bushels of cranberries sold from 1850-1855.
This work by the Reverend Benjamin Eastwood, spurred an explosion of commercial cranberry cultivation well beyond the traditional centers of growing, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Contents include Natural History of the Cranberry; First Growers; Proper Locations of Cranberry Patches; Soils and Modes of Preparing Them; Vines; Cranberry Patch; Planting Vines; Treatment of Young Vines; Blossoming Time; Diseases of the Cranberry; Cranberry Picking Time; The Great Cranberry Markets; The Oxycoccus Palustris, or Upland Cranberry; Letters from Growers - Practical Hints, &c. Interior contents sound but with some light foxing and soil throughout. In publisher's brown cloth, blind-stamped, and titled in gilt at the spine. Near very good. [OCLC locates twenty-seven copies].

Price: $250.00

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