The Victory Seed Company Bookstore

We love books and our extensive horticultural research library is important to the biodiversity preservation work that we do (see for more information). There are many out-of-print books, now only available used, that are important sources of historical horticultural information. As time permits and opportunities arise, we work to locate titles that we feel may be of interest to our gardening friends. Our book inventory fluctuates. Most are out-of-print, rare, from publisher over-runs, or otherwise in limited supply. The condition of the books offered will be noted in red on the book's description page. No matter the condition, all books will be readable copies with no missing pages. Please click on a book title below for more information, availability and pricing.
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Livingston and the Tomato Book
A history of the modern tomato as written by the father of the tomato industry.
Popped Culture: A Social History of Popcorn in America
The historical reasons behind popcorn's unflagging popularity.
The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants
A history of plant breeder Luther Burbank and of early 20th century horticulture.
Pure Ketchup: A History of America's National Condiment
An entertaining and informative history of America's favorite condiment. Recipes too.
Taylor's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables
Featuring more than 500 of the best historic, regional, and ethnic vegetables.

Definitions of Book Conditions

New - Self-explanatory

Publisher Overstock / Returns - These are not "Used" but may have some minor wear on the edges of covers. Sometimes there will be a mark on the page edge and dust jackets may have some damage.  The bindings are tight.  Great for affordable gifts for your gardening friends and family or a cost effective way to add a title to your library at a discount.

Used - Usually involves general wear and tear, creases, rips, writing, marks, etc. The book is complete with no pages missing. Anything out of the ordinary will be duly noted.

Ex-Library / Withdrawn - These were once library books that we withdrawn from service. Condition can vary but in general they are generally similar in condition to used.

Rare - These are classic titles that are either long out of print, of limited or private printing or otherwise are not readily available. The condition on these titles will vary and will be noted in the description.

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