Pacific Rural Handbook; Containing a Series of Brief and Practical Essays and Notes on the Culture of Trees, Vegetables and Flowers, Adapted to the Pacific Coast. Also Hints on Home and Farm Improvements
Near Fine. Scarce. Gilt cover decoration. Some foxing to endpaperss. A clean and attractive copy! Advertisements at rear of book. I suspect (but do not know for certain) that the Author owned the "Shinn House" in Fremont. CA.; Small Format Volume.
SHINN, Charles H. PACIFIC RURAL HANDBOOK. San Francisco: Dewey, (1879). 8vo. Gilt-stamped publisher's leather. Small 8 122 pages, 6 pages of ads. First edition. Charles Shinn's father, James, was one of California's most important early nurserymen. Charles became editor in 1878 of California Horticulturist. Pacific Rural Handbook was his first book, a good source for the early state horticulture and ornamental gardening on the West Coast, stressing the improvement of gardens, orchards, house-plants, lawns, and woodlands. A very good copy of a scarce book. Illustrated.
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