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Description: This is the first in the series of fruit publications by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. "The Apples of New York" offers a history of origins and development of apple culture, the adaptation of varieties to particular regions, a comprehensive survey of the varieties grown in the state. There are indices to technical terms and to varieties. The volume is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations. The work is illustrated with impressive full-color plates. S. A. Beach - Spencer A. Beach was undoubtedly one of the most well known and far seeing professional horticulturists of the early 20th Century. In 1891 he became horticulturist at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva where for 14 years he was known as an outstanding pomologist and an individual with a broad educational viewpoint. His knowledge of apples, grapes and bush fruits was extensive and he published the classical apple cultivar publication "Apples of New York" in 2 volumes (1905). He initiated also the breeding program which has continued in New York up to the present. In 1905 Professor Beach became Vice-Dean and head of the Department of Horticulture and Forestry at Iowa State College. The work in forestry at Ames owed its introduction and establishment to Professor Beach. He took a very active part in college administration and in work of the various departments. He particularly encouraged initiation of more intensive studies of genetics. He developed an extensive apple breeding program at Ames. Please ask specific questions on details, condition, and shipping prior to bidding, ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS, and the bidder will be responsible for payment. We box and ship what we can to keep costs low, and use USPS and UPS. Large items, extremely fragile, and high value items will be packed by UPS. Quotes available on request

  • Dimensions: 7" x 9.25"
  • Condition: Very Good Condition with some pages missing in volume I. The cover is detached from the binding

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July 6, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

Canandaigua, NY, US

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