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Cover of Biggle Orchard Book: Fruit and Orchard Gleanings from Bough to Basket

Biggle Orchard Book

Preserve for the Future - $350
This pocket sized book is part of the Biggle Farm Library, a collection of numerous volumes that cover a gamut of agricultural topics from gardening to beekeeping to raising pigs and horses. The author, Jacob Biggle, states that his book “aims to tell the inquiring reader just what he or she needs...Read More
Garden design diagrams

Das Heidelberger Schloss und Seine Garten in Alter und Neuer Zeit, und der Schlossgarten zu Schwetzingen

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This rare history and illustrated guide to two German Baroque gardens, the title of which translates to: The Heidelberg Castle and its Gardens in Old and New Times, and the Castle Garden to Schwetzingen, was written by Hermann Robert Jung. Jung was a landscape architect and...Read More
Cover of Gardening for Profit

Gardening for Profit

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The first edition of Peter Henderson’s Gardening for Profit was published in 1867, two years after the Civil War ended, and sold 100,000 copies. It’s considered the first book written on market gardening in the United States. Market gardening is defined as small scale production of fruits...Read More
Cover of The Gardens of Kijkuit

The Gardens of Kijkuit

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Elizabeth Woodburn, a well known 20th century American botanical rare book collector, considered The Gardens of Kijkuit a wonderful example of a pictorial book on one estate and its grounds. The book documents John D. Rockerfeller’s estate, cicra 1919, in upstate New York called Kijkuit, Dutch for...Read More
Title page of The Grapes of New York

The Grapes of New York

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U. P. Hedrick was a horticulturist at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York in 1905 when he began writing the first of many monographs of fruit cultivars that could be grown in New York State.  The Grapes of New York is the first of his many works. The...Read More
Cover of Rock Gardening for Amateurs

Rock Gardening for Amateurs

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This first edition, with its eye-poppingly colorful book cover and spine of rocks and flowering shrubs, was written by a leading British garden writer of  the 20th century, Harry Higgott Thomas (1876-1956). Thomas trained at the famous Kew Gardens in London and worked at Veitch’s Nursery and...Read More
Cover of The World was my garden

The World Was My Garden

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David Fairchild (1869-1954), was a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) botanist and plant explorer extraordinaire. He wrote this book on behalf of and with the assistance of his friends, Alfred and Elizabeth Kay. He had been ill and close to 70 years old at the time of publication. Fairchild...Read More