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Author/Composer/Artist Depuy, William Atherton
Publisher / Producer The John C. Winston Company, at the International Press
Publication / Performance Date 1930
Publishing Location / Performance Venue Philadelphia
Summary 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 Agriculture. This book is ex-library, as noted by a stamp on the interior of the front cover indicating it came from the library of Saint George's High School.
Physical Description This small book (5.5" wide, 7.25" tall, 1" deep) shows much use. Front and back covers are a spring green glazed linen, spine is a muddy brown-ish green of the same material. Front cover is decorated with book title in black block capitals with the author's name below and a triple border of black within which are corner illustrations in black of an acorn spray, apples and leaves, a corn stalk , and a pine bough with cones. At the bottom of the front cover is a stylized image that appears to be the face of a Native American. The middle of the back cover shows what is presumably the logo of The International Press, a supported circle within which are two globes and a lamp of knowledge. End papers are plain stock with the front interior inscribed in ink and hand-written Saint George/High School Library. Below that is printed text: PROPERTY OF/SCHOOL DEPT./TOWN OF/SAINT GEORGE/NO. ________________ There are many black and white as well as colored illustrations. The US Department of Agriculture is credited with supplying these images. Pages are yellowing. Between pp. 34 and 35 is a rusty red woven ribbon, unattached to the book. Illustrated.
Condition Poor
Catalog Number 1976.1.1551
Object Name Book
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Native Indian
United States Department of Agriculture