Physical description

A dark green hardcover book with an embossed pattern on the front cover. The spine has Downing's Selected Fruits for the Garden and Market in gold lettering with the publisher John Wiley's emblem at the bottom. There are upwards of 400 illustrations and diagrams of fruits throughout and an Index at the back. Some stains and markings with tanning on he edges of the pages. 679p.

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Inscriptions & markings

Government School of Horticulture Exam Dec 1892. Awarded to Thomas Sebire. Wandin Yallock. Victoria.


This edition of the Fruits and Fruit-trees of America has been prepared to meet the wants and convenience of practical Fruit-growers who wish to cultivate varieties tested and approved as very good or best for general use or most profitable for market. Some new varieties have been included with their culture, propagation and management in the garden and orchard.