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Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book
Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book
Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book
Item Id: 0100214

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Description
Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book, 1766–1824, with Relevant Extracts from his other Writings
Annotated by Edwin Morris Betts
Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 704 pages
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Pub. Date: 1944, 1992
Dimensions:  9.1 x 6.2 x 2.2 inches
Weight: 3.3 pounds
Condition: Rare

Notes: This is not one of the facsimile reprints that are circulating.  This is a rare, 1992 hardcover edition of the American Philosophical Society's 1944 publication of Thomas Jefferson's "Garden Book."  The condition is very good condition.

This book is being offered as part of the Victory Horticultural Library's fundraising efforts.  Proceeds from this purchase directly support the acquisition of rare horticultural documentation which is instrumental as part of the Victory Seed Company's seed variety preservation work.

Description:
  "Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book" is a compilation of Jefferson’s own horticultural diary, along with many of his letters, drawings, and notes relating to his gardens at Monticello and Poplar Forest. This classic volume captures the planning and planting, successes and failures of Jefferson’s ambitious and experimental gardens.

For anyone interested in the origins of gardening in the United States, in history, in early agriculture, in 18th Century botany, or just a peek into the mind of one of our most important founding fathers, this book will become one of your treasures.
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