The American Gardener's Calendar, adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the United States. Bernard M'Mahon.

The American Gardener's Calendar, adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the United States

Philadelphia: A. M'Mahon; John Young, printer, 1832. Eighth Edition. An important manual, "Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon has often been described as Thomas Jefferson's gardening mentor; and his classic work, The American Gardener's Calendar (1806), as Jefferson's horticultural 'Bible'" (Monticello website).

The 8th Edition, published after M'Mahon's death by his wife and son who continued to revise and republish the calendar first published in Philadelphia in 1806.

This edition contains a "complete account of all the work necessary to be done in the kitchen-garden, fruit-garden, orchard, vineyard, nursery, pleasure-ground, flower garden, green-house, hot-house and forcing frames."

The folding table compares the vegetation in Pennsylvania with certain wine countries of Europe.

8vo. 618pp. Scarce with less than a dozen recorded copies, all on the US east coast.
A good copy in original full leather with heavy wear especially at the spine with some loss, tape to pastedowns, scattered foxing, large tear to fold out map. Item #91

Price: $125.00

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