Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1861. Hard Cover. First Edition. 192 pp. 16mo. Black leather spine has gilt bands, lettering. Marbled paper covers worn, bumped at corners. Front pastedown has remains of bookplate from West Kensington Baptist Church and date 1861. Pastedown and and title page stained and marked. First free endpaper missing both front and rear. "H. Fox" inked his name on bottom edge and at bottom of p.18. Preface states that the science of the geography of plants is in its infancy. Good.
Gardening & Agriculture
Paris: Librarie Agricole De La Maison Rustique, 1858. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 1563 pp. 12mo. Subtitle: "Contenant les principes generaux de culture; l'indication, mois par mois, des travaux a faire dans les jardins; la description, l'histoire et la culture de toutes les plantes potagers, cereales, fourrageres, industrielles, des oignons et plants a fleurs, des arbres fruitiers, des arbres ou arbustes utiles ou d'agrement, et des notions elementaires de botanique hort'cole; un vocabulaire des termes de Jardinage et de Botanique; un jardin de plantes medicinales; un tableau des vegetaux groupes d'apres la place qu'ils doivent occuper dans les Parterres, Bosquets, etc..." Handsome books have fine brown leather spines and corners, set off by blind rules. Four raised bands on spine, bright gold embossed titling. Brown...
New York: W.B. Keller, 1898. Paperback. First Edition. 34 pp. B/w ills. Brown paper covers are a little chipped on edges, curled at lower front corner. Staple binding tight, Cover features advertising both front and back. Contains much interesting information on the production of cider & vinegar, letters to the editor, question and answer column, some help wanted advertising, much fascinating advertising, and market reporting. A truly unusual publication, just full of information. Very Good.
New York: C. M. Saxton & Company, 1856. Hard Cover. First Edition. Brown cloth covered boards with embossed design to cover boards. Bumping to corners, sunning to spine which has also faded the gold embossed titling and illustration of two shovels crossed. Yellow endpapers (not yellowed, but originally yellow in color) with light staining and previous owner's signature in pencil. Water damage stain along foredge, quite useable, however. Good.
Los Angeles, CA: Fern Press, 1970. Three Ring Binder. First Edition. Two notebooks, multi-paginated, contain many of the publications of the Los Angeles Fern Association from the mid- 1960's through the 1970's. There are monthly issues of the Fern Press by Wilbur W. Olson; copies of the booklets Fern Culture and Fern Classification by Sylvia Leatherman; and Fern Lessons, a glossary of fern names and terms, compiled by Dr. W.C. Drummond. Most of these sheets are printed in fern green. Occasional ink or pencil notes are insignificant. The black three-ring notebooks are worn but not fragile. An incredible collection of material; the contents of each book are more than 1" thick, and none are loose. Very Good.
London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1915. Hardcover. First Edition. 132,  ads. 4to. Book is in a protective book cover. Front cover and spine have bright, stamped gilt lettering and decorations. Edge-wear, particularly to spine ends. Corners are bumped and worn. Front hinge is beginning to start. Previous owner's name, in pencil, on first free endpaper. Fifty, full-page, black & white photos. Text is slightly aged, but clean. Very Good.
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1985. Hardcover. First Edition. 210 pp. B/w sketch ills. Pumpkin-colored covers are lettered on spine in bright silver. Remainder mark on upper edges. Black pictorial dj has bright basket of salad greens on front, white lettering front and spine. Dj is priced, unclipped. Clean and bright inside. Title says it all. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Half Leather. First Edition. 180 pp. 12mo. Pages uncut. Tan marbled paper boards with tan calf spine and corners. Spine has bright gilt, blind-stamped lettering. Spine and covers are somewhat aged, slightly soiled and edge-worn. Portions of the spine missing, including approximately 3/4" at the top of the spine. Approximately 1/4 of the lettering is missing. Spine is cracked and split along the hinges. Leather corners are quite rubbed. Spine ends are missing. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Edges are somewhat soiled. Title page has red and black lettering and a decorative border. Deckled edges, where opened. There is a small, semi-circular damp stain at the top of the last page and rear endpapers. Interior very clean. Good.
London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1880. Full Leather. Third Edition. viii, 336 pp. 4to. 63 black & white proof impressions by Walter Crane and engraved by Wm. Linton, pasted-in, plus 5 maps in text. One of 250 copies printed on large paper, India proofs. Red leather cover with rules, pointelle, corner designs and center medallions on both front and rear. Spine has five raised bands, gilt designs and lettering. Spine has been skillfully repaired. Elaborate red marbled endpapers with dentelle edges. All edges gilded. Occasional light foxing. Four appendices are included, including a "glossary of some of the provincialisms used in the new forest." Very Good.