Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants

By: Hedrick, U. P. (ed.)

Price: $75.00

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Green cloth with gilt tile in rectangle on front and spine. Book is square and the binding is secure. Mild edge and cornor wear with some interior toning -- more on endpapers. Book has a light odor of the nursery since it was part of a working library in the nursery at Barnsley Gardens in Northwest Georgia. ; Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the New York Department of Agriculture (Vol. 2 -- Part II) ; B&W Frontispiece; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 685 pages; Long before Euell Gibbons, E. Lewis Sturtevant was The Authority ofn edible plants. He is still one of the major sources for information on such plants. This particular volume was a major publication of the New York Department of Agriculture. This volume is the complete edition of Sturtevant; it is listed as Vol 2 because the Agriculture Department Report had other volumes that year. This copy has distinguished group of associations. It belonged to and is signed by William Campbell Steere, who was one time head of the New York Botanical Garden. It is also dated by Steere in 1966. Following Steere's signature is a gift inscription (in Steere's hand) to Charles van Ravenswaay, who was a former Director of Winterthur Garden in Delaware. One further association is a bill of sale for this volume to Steven Wheaton, who at the time was Director of Grounds at the Scott Arboretum in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. About the time of the sale, 1988, Wheaton moved to North Georgia where he was the chief horticulturalist for the restoration of Barnsley Gardens, a pre-Civil War estate. Wonderful book with several important associations. ; Signed by Associated

Title: Sturtevant's Notes on Edible Plants

Author Name: Hedrick, U. P. (ed.)

Categories: Nature,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Albany NY, J. B. Lyon Company: 1919

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9480

Keywords: Wildflowers Horticulture Gardening