Chillicothe, Illinois: The American Botanist Booksellers, 1988.
Third Edition. Hardcover. 5-3/8 x 7-7/8", brown cloth, xv, 667pp, 1p publisher's ad, index, illus. with nearly 100 delicate woodcuts by Isaac Sprague. Item #900496
Containing Full Descriptions of Nearly Eleven Hundred Species and Varieties; With Directions for Propagation, Culture, and Use; Illustrated. Reprinted with a new preface by Kent Whealy and a new introduction by Robert F. Becker. First published in 1863; this edition is reprinted from the second edition, Boston, 1865.
Focusing on varietal descriptions rather than cultural techniques, this manual continues to be useful to horticulturalists for inntification of historic varieties.
Fine in dust wrapper with 3/4" tear bottom-edge with discreet archival tape repair and protective mylar.