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Title MANUAL OF GARDENING: A Practical Guide to the Making of Home Grounds and the Growing of Flowers, Fruits, and Vegetables for Home Use
Author/Composer/Artist Bailey, L. H. (Liberty Hyde Bailey)
Publisher / Producer The Macmillan Company
Publication / Performance Date 1910
Publishing Location / Performance Venue New York
Summary Book written by the most prominent American horticulturalist and professor of botanical science and 'rural economy' of the early- to mid-1900s, Liberty Hyde Bailey, a/k/a/ L.H. Bailey. For many years, Bailey taught horticulture and allied sciences at Cornell. This title, the third in his unnamed gardening series geared toward the home gardener, covers how to grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables in what were then termed 'home grounds.' His two previous and highly popular titles are GARDEN-MAKING and PRACTICAL GARDEN-BOOK.
Physical Description 7 1/2" tall, 5 1/4" wide, and 1 3/4" deep. 539 pages printed on newsprint-type stock. Copiously illustrated with drawings and black and white half-tones of photographs. Book is weighty for its size. Hard bound in dark green glazed fine-grained linen with Arts and Crafts stylized green and orange decoration on cover and spine. Front cover carries the title and author's name in gilded block and scroll lettering; spine is printed in the same lettering with the title, author's surname, and publisher's name. Pencilled note on first page indicates book's price was $6.00. Well indexed. Illustrated.
Condition Fair
Catalog Number 1976.1.1571
Object Name Book