Vg+ in NO jacket. 174pp including index + 8pp glossy b/w photos; red cover with gilt lettering & decoration front & spine; endpages il'd in brown; b/w ils; light wear to extrems of cover ISBN: 039520724x.
Fine in Very Good+ jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Fine copy, dj has minor shelfwear with small rubbing nicks on the tips of corners and edges of spine. Full descriptions of great apples, where to obtain choice "antique" apples, complete detailed instructions for growing are also included. The author offers an extensive collection of her own favorite apple recipes as well. The apple as symbol: legends and lore-the Golden Age of Apples-and so much more about the ancient and favorite fruit. Illustrated with b/w plates and numerous in text b/w art. xiii/174pp. Desirable!
Martin, Alice A., Houghton Mifflin Co., 1976, c1976, 1st Edition, cloth, decorated endpapers, vg w/dj, 173 pp w/index, B & W illus. by Brown Brothers, tall 8vo, "The apple tree: neither the magnificance of the oak..."
Very Good-in Very Good-dust jacket. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Minor edge foxing. Lengthy gift note on front flyleaf. Flyleafs are lightly foxed. The margins of the photos & their facing pages are very lightly foxed, othewise contents are almost as new. 1" taped tear on DJ's bottom edge, otherwise very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ.; 9-1/8" Tall, 174pp. Red cloth, bright gold lettering. A livery account of the relationship between apples and humans. The Chapters: The apple as symbol-legends and lore; The apple comes to America; The golden age of apples; Cider; The modern apple-growth of an industry; To grow a tree (helpful information on how to grow apples); A modest selection; Apples are for eating (recipes). Coda: The Old Trees. General Index. Recipe Index. Illustrated endpapers. 8-page b/w illustration section. Small drawings throughout.
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