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The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, Vol. 1 of 6: A Discussion, for the Amateur, and the Professional and Commercial Grower, of the Kinds, Characteristics and Methods of Cultivation of the Species of Plants Grown in the Regions of the United States an by L H Bailey (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, Vol. 1 of 6: A Discussion, for the Amateur, and the Professional and Commercial Grower, of the Kinds, Characteristics and Methods of Cultivation of the Species of Plants Grown in the Regions of the United States and Canada for Ornament, for Fancy, for Fruit and for Ve Fourteen years ago the present Editor wrote the preface to Volume I of the Cyclopedia of American Horticulture. The purpose of that work was to make a complete record of the status of North American horticulture as it exists at the close of the nineteenth century; it was the effort to include all the species which ate kwn to he in the horticultural trade, together with outlines of the horticultural possibilities of the various states, territories and provinces, to present biographical sketches of eminent American horticulturists t then living, and in general to discuss the cultivation arid handling of horticultural crops. In the preface to Volume IV of that work the Editor expressed the hope that the Cyclopedia would never be revised: If new issues are called for, mere errors should be corrected; but beyond this, the plates should be left as they are, for it was the purpose of the book that it should stand as a measure of that time. The different volumes have been separately reprinted, but about eight complete re-issues of that Cyclopedia have been made, with such corrections of errors as have been reported; in one restricted edition, published by Doubleday, Page & Co., the same work was bound in six volumes, together with an enlarged preface and a key to the families and genera. The present Cyclopedia, although founded on the former compilation, is a new work with an enlarged scope. While the older work will longer be published, it nevertheless stands by itself; and the two should be quoted as independent cyclopedias. The geographical boundaries are wider in the present work, due to the fact that the United States and Canada have both acquired new tropical connections and interests in recent years. It has t been the effort to cover completely the horticultural floras of Porto Rico, Hawaii, and other islands, for that would involve the tropical flora of the globe; but it is the intention to include the most outstanding species grown in a horticultural way in those islands. A fuller treatment has also been given of the plants grown in southern Honda, southern California, and the other southernmost areas of the continental United States. The treatment in the former Cyclopedia was confined closely to species in the trade, - to those plants sold in tin: United Slates and Canada. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.