Agriculture of New York. Part V of the Natural History of New York
Albany: C. Van Benthuysen.
Status: Out of printFirst edition. Hardcover. The complete set of Part V of the Natural History of New York on the Agriculture of New York. Five volumes bound in original dark brown cloth in good condition. Additional details on condition available on request.
Volume I (1845) comprises an account of the climate, the classification, composition and distribution of the soils and rocks, and the natural waters of the different geological formations. Twenty-one plates several of which are large folding plates of tinted lithographs. Engravings. Folding colored agricultural map of New York.
Volume II (1849) is devoted to the agricultural production of vegetables, cereals, grasses, and fruit and forest trees. Twenty-eight plates of vegetables, grains, and wood structures, about half of which are in color. Temperature charts.
Volume III (1851) in two volumes, text and plates, on the fruits of the state. The plate volume consists of eighty plates of fruits most of which are bright and colorful though quite a few of the plates have a brownish stain surrounding the colored fruit depicted. Plate volume is Volume IV though not stated as such.
Volume V (1854) treats the more common and injurious species of insects. Forty-six color plates of insects protected by tissue guards plus three black and white plates. Good. Item #G525