The Apples of New York, Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1903, in Two Volumes
Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1905. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2331272
First edition. Uniform scuffs to middle of each spine, corners lightly rubbed with minor fraying of cloth at spine base, edges faintly foxed, ink name on front flyleaf of each volume. Bindings tight, text clean and unmarked.
Complete in two volumes. 8vo. xx, 409; iv, 360 pp. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations, numerous color plates of various apple species throughout. Part of a larger series commissioned by the New York Agricultural Department, still valued today for their detailed descriptions and images. Modern attempts to reproduce this set have not successfully captured the quality of illustration achieved in the original.