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STRONG, W. C.

A Descriptive Catalogue of Fruits and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Vines, and Plants.

Cultivated and for sale at the Nonantum-Hill Nursery, Brighton, Mass.

Boston, Henry W. Dutton & Son, 1867 Stock Code: 116898
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First edition thus. A 24-page descriptive catalogue was printed in 1863. By 1867 William Chamberlain Strong was a well-established nurseryman and an authoritative author on these topics. His Culture of the Grape had been published the previous year, and was considered "a valuable manual" written by the "prophet" of agriculture and chemistry (The New-York Independent, 1866); Gabler called it a "well-researched contribution" to contemporary viticulture literature. Strong distinguishes between foreign and native grapes, which he grew in a glass-covered grapery of 18,000 square feet at Nonantum Hill.

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Description

Octavo (190 x 120 mm), pp. 18. Original blue paper wrappers, wrappers lettered in black. With the publisher's advertisement for The Culture of the Grape laid in.

Condition

Tear to wrapper at lower spine, some loss, nicks, and rubbing to wrapper extremities, creasing to front and rear wrapper, small paper segment affixed to lower front wrapper, slight loss and tears to tips of paper, browning and infrequent spotting throughout, a very good copy.

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