The American Gardener

The American Gardener : Or A Treatise (1823)

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This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 375g
  • Kessinger Publishing Co
  • Kila, MT, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0548857857
  • 9780548857854

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Back in print after 150 years Out of print since 1856, "The American Gardener is perhaps the first classic work of American gardening literature. In it, William Cobbett, Victorian England's greatest and most gifted journalist, draws upon his experiences during a two-year exile on a Long Island, New York, farm to lay out the rudiments of gardening for American farmers and, ultimately, to tailor principles developed in wet, drippy, weed-prone British gardens to their fine, sun-drenched counterparts in America. Full of practical knowledge memorably imparted with Cobbett's gift for the indelible phrase, "The American Gardener offers advice still useful today on all aspects of gardening, with special attention to those plants successful in the New World, including the artichoke ("indeed, a thistle upon a gigantic scale") and the increasingly ubiquitous potato. Rediscovered 180 years after its composition, "The American Gardener is evidence of a great mind and pen at work in the earliest days of American gardens. This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg, a "New York Times editorialist and the author of "The Rural Life, "Making Hay, and "The Last Fine Time.show more

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"Seasons wait for no man. Nature makes us her offers freely; but she will be taken at her word." --William Cobbettshow more