Edwin A. Stevens Copy

The Horticulurist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste. Devoted to Horticulture, Landscape Gardening, Rural Architecture, Botany, Pomology, Entomology, Rural Economy, &c. Volumes I & II. [Spine title:] Downing’s Horticulture.

Albany, New York: Published by Luther Tucker, June 1846-June 1848.

Price: $750.00

About the item

Illustrated. viii, [ii],[9]-576; viii, [9]-576 pp. 2 vols. Thick 4to. Edwin A. Stevens Copy. Original brown blindstamped ribbed cloth, some wear to spines. Signed on the front free endpaper by Edwin A. Stevens, Hoboken, and with his bookplate.

Item #231007

Compendium of information about horticulture in America at the midpoint of the nineteenth century, with wood-engraved illustrations touching upon fruit growning, trees, rural cottages, landscape architecture, and more.
With a distinguished and interesting provenance: the ownership signatures and bookplates of Edwin A. Stevens (1795-1868), New Jersey industrialist, railroad pioneer, and philanthropist whose will established and endowed the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.