A treatise on the culture and management of fruit-trees; in which a new method of pruning and training is fully described. Together with observations on the diseases, defects, and injuries in all kinds of fruit and forest trees ... To which are added, an introduction and notes, adapting the rules of the treatise to the climates and seasons of the United States of America

Albany: printed and sold by D. & S. Whitinf, 1803. 8vo, pp. xii, [13]-280; 13 engraved plates (11 folding); full contemporary mottled calf, gilt-paneled spine laid out ibn 6 compartments, black morocco label in 1; sprinkled edges; a bit of foxing but in all a very good, sound copy. This is the second American edition, following that of Philadelphia in 1802. The text and the plates are the same as in that edition, but with the addition of an 8-p. letter (pp. 273-280) from Peter Yates dated 'Albany, September, 1803.' The introduction, a letter addressed to James Paul, Senior, of Pennsylvania, is by William Cobbett. William Forsyth was a Scottish botanist. He was a royal head gardener and a founding member of the Royal Horticultural Society. A genus of flowering plants, Forsythia, is named in his honor. Forsyth was born at Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire, and trained as a gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden where he became a mentor to John Fraser. In 1779, he was appointed superintendent of the royal gardens at Kensington and St James. American Imprints 4218; Gaines 62c; Rink 1644; Sabin 25155. Item #54111

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