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OUR TREES/HOW TO KNOW THEM, with PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NATURE -

The title of the book is self-descriptive. According to the preface, its objective is "to furnish an opportunity for a more intimate acquaintance with our American trees." There is no formal Table of Contents but rather a list of plates and descriptions of trees, with their botanical names given, and the page numbers where one finds illustrations and precise identifying characteristics. To make the book user-friendly, trees are classified according to their botanical family. The book is fully indexed.

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STUDIES OF AMERICAN FUNGI. MUSHROOMS EDIBLE, POISONOUS, ETC. -

This book is a scientific treatise on American fungi, or mushrooms, both edible and poisonous. It was written by George Francis Atkinson, a botany professor at Cornell University. The book is handsomely illustrated with colored plates by F.R. Rathbun and over 200 black and white photos by the author. Sarah Tyson Rorer, considered a pioneer of American domestic science and founder of the Philadelphia School of Cooking, provided many recipes and describes how best to identify and select those fungi particularly appropriate for the table.

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Pronunciation of Plant Names -

This book in size and page number (94 pp) is a small reference. Titled Pronunciation of Plant Names and published by the Garden Club of America, it is dedicated to Mrs. Francis King, first president of the Garden Club of Michigan. It is a straight-forward, alphabetized list of botanical nomenclature, after which each entry there is a phonetic presentation of proper pronunciation. There is an inked hand-written name at the top of a page inside the front cover: Bessie P. McKee/September 1923/Four Winds Farm. A list of Garden Club officers and directors appears at the beginning of the book. This particular book appears to be the sort of reference one would carry about the garden.

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A BOOK OF GARDENS -

This charming book is similar in many ways to (book) Obj. # 1976.1.1550 in that it contains gardening essays by well-known figures, including Sir Walter Scott and John Ruskin, and reproductions of Margaret H. Waterfield's famous watercolours of gardens and garden elements. It is also part of the Foulis Books series on gardens, originating in Edinburgh, Scotland., as is 1976.1.1550. The essays are generally of a "romantic" nature and the illustrations depict iconic forms of Arts and Crafts gardens and garden components in Britain at the turn of the 20th century. There is an old-fashioned aesthetic to the planting arrangements shown in the illustrations. This book may be a first edition becau

Image of Daffodils Narcissus and How to Grow Them:As Hardy Plants and for Cut Flowers With a Guide to the Best Varieties -

Daffodils Narcissus and How to Grow Them:As Hardy Plants and for Cut Flowers With a Guide to the Best Varieties -

This book, with black-and-white photographic and workman-like drawn illustrations by a variety of contributors, contains just about any sort of information one would wish to learn about growing daffodils, indoors and outside. It covers what are termed "Old-Time" and "Modern" daffodils and narcissus, their history, cultural requirements, and named botanical parts. The book is well-indexed, with a few hand-written pencilled additions to the index . It's very functional in its aims, and is geared variously to the home gardener, someone with more sophisticated botanical training, and commercial growers.

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THE WELL-CONSIDERED GARDEN -

This book, by the famous American garden club woman founder and garden writer Louisa Yeomans King (Mrs. Frances King), contains a hand-written inscription and author signature on the first endpaper. The quote penned by Mrs. King as she styled herself professionally, is a perversion of something from Sir William Temple. Mrs. King writes, 'Gardening. . . . an employment and/ a possession for which (sic) woman/ is too high or too low.' The quote from Temple is taken from his treatise on the nature of REST, which says ," Gardening is an enjoyment and a possession for which NO MAN is too high or too low." This book contains a preface by Gertrude Jekyll and essays that originally appeared in the A

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THE BUTTERFLY BOOK A POPULAR GUIDE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE BUTTERFLIES OF NORTH AMERICA -

This book by W.J. Holland is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. THE BUTTERFLY BOOK is more modest in its title than most in the series. Although written by a prominent academic and butterfly authority, the book is very readable. It covers methods to attain, identify, and preserve butterflies, and is illustrated with the most beautiful coloured pl

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THE MOTH BOOK: A POPUULAR GUIDE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOTHS OF NORTH AMERICA -

This book by W.J. Holland is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library Series) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. THE MOTH BOOK is written by a globally esteemed entomologist, W. J. Holland, and dedicated to his "honored friend" Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Holland also wrote THE BUTTERFLY BOOK in this series. This volume covers moths' life histories, species capture and preservation, scienti

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THE MOTH BOOK:A POPULAR GUIDE TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE MOTHS OF NORTH AMERICA -

This book appears to be identical to Obj. # 1976.1.1592.7.1, THE MOTH BOOK except for the binding material and endpapers. The years of publication for both are identical. The copyright date is 1903. THE MOTH BOOK is written by a globally esteemed entomologist, W. J. Holland, and dedicated to his "honored friend" Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Holland also wrote THE BUTTERFLY BOOK in this series. This volume covers moths' life histories, species capture and preservation, scientific classification, and lists books published about North American moths. There is great emphasis on the science of moths. Occasionally, the author digresses to quote vignettes on moths from historians, poets, writers, and com

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THE MUSHROOM BOOK. A POPULAR GUIDE TO THE IDENTIFICATION AND STUDY OF OUR COMMONER FUNGI, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE EDIBLE VARIETIES -

This book by Nina L. Marshall is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. The book's title is self-descriptive and its contents are exhaustive. Topics addressed include the lifecycles of fungi, fungi culture and growing conditions, and preparing fungi for the table.

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NATURE'S GARDEN, AN AID TO KNOWLEDGE OF OUR WILD FLOWERS AND THEIR INSECT VISITORS -

This book by Neltje Blanchan is part of at least a 12 title series called THE NATURE LIBRARY (sometimes called the New Nature Library Series) published in several editions and added to over time by Doubleday. Series and volume numbers seem to change with each year of publication. Prominent horticulturalists, arborists, ornithologists, ichthyologists, mycologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. This book's author, Neltje Blanchan, was both an accomplished amateur gardener and garden club lecturer as well as a well-known self-trained ornithologist. She contributed at least three titles to this series. The title of the book is self-descriptive. To its author, wil

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GILBERT WHITE'S SELBORNE: THE LETTERS TO PENNANT AND A GARDEN KALENDAR, a/k/a THE NATURAL HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE & A GARDEN KALENDAR -

One of a two volume limited edition set written by and about the life and work of the noted English naturalist, The Reverend Gilbert White, M. A. (1720-1793) In addition to this series (which includes extensive reference notes to many primary sources), there is information about White's property and gardens in SELBORNE, Hampshire, near the border with Sussex. Both the village and the property carry the name SELBORNE. This book is number 201 of 208 copies printed "for America." Here White's extensive epistolary writings are edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe. LL.D. Sharpe, who, although noted as "editor" is actually one of White's biographers. These two volumes are substantial in both content an

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GILBERT WHITE'S SELBORNE: THE LETTERS TO BARRINGTON AND THE ANTIQUITIES, a/k/a THE NATURAL HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF SELBORNE & A GARDEN KALENDAR -

Second of a two volume limited edition set written by and about the life and work of the noted English naturalist, The Reverend Gilbert White, M. A. (1720-1793) In addition to this series (which includes extensive reference notes to many primary sources), there is information about White's property and gardens in SELBORNE, Hampshire, near the border with Sussex. Both the village and the property carry the name SELBORNE. This book is number 201 of 208 copies printed "for America." Here White's extensive epistolary writings are edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe. LL.D. Sharpe, who, although noted as "editor" is actually one of White's biographers. These two volumes are substantial in both content

Image of THE STANDARD CYCLOPEDIA OF HORTICULTURE: A Discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics, and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables: with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturalists.

THE STANDARD CYCLOPEDIA OF HORTICULTURE: A Discussion, for the amateur, and the professional and commercial grower, of the kinds, characteristics, and methods of cultivation of the species of plants grown in the regions of the United States and Canada for ornament, for fancy, for fruit and for vegetables: with keys to the natural families and genera, descriptions of the horticultural capabilities of the states and provinces and dependent islands, and sketches of eminent horticulturalists. -

First of a three volume set of the very well-known early 20th century encyclopedia of horticulture by the foremost academic and field practitioner of his day, Liberty Hyde Bailey. (more usually L. H. Bailey, 1858-1954) of Cornell University. This series of three was originally copyright in 1900; after subsequent editions, Mr. Bailey expanded and slightly re-ordered the contents to reflect new information. The first of this three volume arrangement was published in 1928. The Blithewold set was published in 1935. Its extensive title is self-descriptive. Volume I contains entries A through E. It is dense with scientific information, and profusely illustrated with black-and-white half-tones and c