THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]. Charles M. Hovey.
THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]
THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]
THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]
THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]
THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]
THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]

THE FRUITS OF AMERICA, CONTAINING RICHLY COLORED FIGURES, AND FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE CHOICEST VARIETIES CULTIVATED IN THE UNITED STATES [TWO VOLUMES]

Boston: C.C. Little and Jas. Brown and Hovey & Co., [1847]-1856. Quartos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in three quarters green polished calf, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt titling; some wear and rubbing; Titles with wood-engraved vignettes, lithographic portrait frontispieces of Hovey and William Sharp, 96 chromolithographic plates by William Sharp & Son, numerous woodcut illustrations; most tissue-guards lacking, causing some offsetting; some foxing throughout; Bound by E. Lycett, with their blind-embossed stamp to the first three endpapers of volume 1, first two endpapers of volume 2; with subscriber's list in volume 1; shelved case 3.

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NOTES

Sabin 33206; Reese 20; Arnold Arboretum/ Harvard 354; McGrath 112; Nissen, BBI 941

The 96 varieties featured include 93 fruit trees (53 pear, 20 apple, 7 cherry, 7 peach and 6 plum) and 3 strawberry varieties. The plates were all executed by the Boston firm headed by William Sharp and are accompanied by text which gives the history of each variety, a full description, its growing habit, flower and fruit, and advice on its cultivation. It was intended by Hovey as an international show-case for what American pomologists had achieved, as well as an essential reference guide.;

"The first major work executed entirely in chromolithography" [Reese]; "First published in parts in 1847, et. seq., and the finest work of its kind in the United States." [Sabin];

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