A large homemade green cloth covered book, The Fruits and fruit-Trees of America by A.J. Downing, Second Edition by Charles Downing. It has diagrams and outline drawings of fruit, native and foreign cultivated in America. A section at the back is headed - Key to French Names. An Index to the Different Fruits is included along with a General Index. Appendixes I, II and III has a General Index with synonymous names in Italic. Tanning, foxing and stains are noted. 1098p. plus 193p. for Appendixes.
A textbook about the Fruits and Fruit-Trees of America; The Culture, Propagation, and Management, in the Garden and Orchard, of Fruit Trees generally; with descriptions of all the finest varieties of fruit, native and foreign , cultivated in this country.