PACIFIC RURAL HANDBOOK; Containing A Series of Brief and Practical Essays and Notes on the Culture of Trees, Vegetables and Flowers, Adapted to the Pacific Coast. Also, Hints on Home and Farm Improvements. Horticulture, Chas Shinn, oward. 1852 - 1924.

PACIFIC RURAL HANDBOOK; Containing A Series of Brief and Practical Essays and Notes on the Culture of Trees, Vegetables and Flowers, Adapted to the Pacific Coast. Also, Hints on Home and Farm Improvements.

San Francisco: Published and Sold by Dewey & Co. Publishers of the Pacific Rural Press, (1879). 1st edition. Not in Cowan. 122, [6 (adverts)] pp. Illustrated with wood engravings. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-5/8". Original publisher's purple cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine & front board. Spine sunned. Prior owner signature(s) to front paste-down & top margin, p. 100. A VG - VG+ copy. Item #41227

The author speculates that this book the first work written on California horticulture by a Californian for Californians: "This little volume is a venture into a field which the writers of this coast have hitherto carefully avoided...Yet this is a land for vines, and fruits, and flowers..." (Preface).

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