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The Evolution of Horticulture in New England

The Evolution of Horticulture in New England Cover



Title Page


        6 SECTIONS   [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]


                 NEW ENGLAND

                 MASSACHUSETTS BAY

through page 105 of 180

I have posted what I have finished typing on this book but I am going to delay indefinitely the rest of the book because most of the rest of the book is unopened (the pages have not been split apart) and I would prefer not to open the pages as this is a good example of how books used to be made. If I get enough requests to finish the book, I will try to find an opened copy. So, if you want to know the ending, e-mail me.



The Evolution of Horticulture in New England Title Page
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Copyright, 1895

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London



The Knickerbocker Press, New Rochelle, N.Y.



    Comments on Book:

   I chose this book as one to start out with because it was small and did not have any illustrations other than the title page. I thought it would be easy to prepare for the web. Well, I was wrong.

    First, about 1/4 of the way through the book I discovered that it was partially unopened (the signatures are not cut apart at the top of the pages and some weren't even open on the side of the page). I am trying to leave the pages unopened but this is a major problem. I have to open the sides in order to get to the text. (This is not the same as uncut which means that the edges of the paper have been trimmed to be uniform.) Unopened pages are a pretty sure sign that this particular copy of the book has never been read. Unfortunately, the book has minor water damage, warping and chipping which lessens its value and makes the unopened pages more a problem than a benefit.

   Second, the footnotes slowed me way down. Third, the spelling and grammar make the book nearly impossible to proofread. I am relatively sure there are a few typos in the book, but most of what looks like errors are, in fact, exactly as written–which is more interesting than the narrative.

   I think the book holds value for agricultural/horticultural researchers, linguists and the historically curious.