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The Heidenmauer, or, The Benedictines. A legend of the Rhine -

First book in a series of 16 titles of a limited Iroquois edition of 1000 of the Writing of J. Fenimore Cooper. This, titled Heidenmauer (full title: The Heidenmauer; or, The Benedictines. A legend of the Rhine), is from set #250 in the print run. The other books in this series entered into the database are 1976.1.1158.2; 1976.1.1158.3; and 1976.1.1158.4.

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CORNERS OF GREY OLD GARDENS -

This small book, printed in Scotland, gathers together brief essays extolling the virtues and "romantic suggestiveness" of old gardens. The essays are written by well-known garden practitioners and luminaries, among others Sir Walter Scott, Sir Uvedale Price, William Lawson, and William Harper. An entry at the end of the book indicates that this title is part of the GREY OLD GARDENS SERIES. This volume is edited by Margaret Waterfield, copies of whose garden watercolors are copiously reproduced herein. There is a brief publisher's note after the title page indicating that copyright was granted by several periodicals for a few of the essays. Not all essays indicate from which source they are t

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OUR PLANT FRIENDS AND FOES -

The book title is self-descriptive. Geared toward "the casual reader," the author claims its contents are scientifically valid, as vetted by specialists in the topics covered. Selected species from the botanical world, from apples to rubber trees, each has its own chapter. There does not appear to be any attempt at creating a comprehensive horticultural compendium. Rather, poisonous plants and their specific diseases are addressed. Some species are noted for their beauty and/or usefulness, and many are described according to how they can be best placed in a home or farm environment. The book's brief introduction is written by William A. Taylor, an executive from the US Department of Agricul

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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

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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 FROG BOOK: NORTH AMERICAN TOADS AND FROGS WITH A STUDY OF THE HABITS AND LIFE HISTORIES OF THOSE OF THE NORTHEASTERN STATES -

This book by Mary C. Dickerson is part of at least a twelve 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, biologists, and lepidopterists contributed to the THE NATURE LIBRARY. The extensive title of THE FROG book is self-descriptive. The author gathered material with the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History. Interestingly, colour plates, depicted as "unusually true to life," were made from life studies and hand-coloure

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THE INSECT BOOK. A POPULAR ACCOUNT OF THE BEES (sic) WASPS, ANTS, GRASSHOPPERS, FLIES AND OTHER NORTH AMERICAN INSECTS EXCLUSIVE OF THE BUTTERFLIES (sic) MOTHS AND BEETLES, WITH FULL LIFE HISTORIES. TABLES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES -

This book by Leland O. Howard 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 extensive title to this book is self-descriptive. Inside the front cover are found numerous small bits of paper with pencilled notes and accompanying page numbers. Blithewold's curator (MW) believes they are written in Augustine's hand. (Date unknown) See Obj.# 1976.1.1

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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