Book Details


The fruits of America, containing richly colored figures, and full descriptions of all the choicest varieties cultivated in the United States
Published: Boston, C.C. Little & J. Brown, and Hovey & co.; New York, D. Appleton & co. [c1851]-1856
Description: Charles Mason Hovey was a horticulturalist and author. The Fruits of America was his best-known work. Spurred by national pride and a desire to showcase American fruits, he compiled the information and illustrations in this book and published it in parts between 1848 and 1856. The copy in Special Collections is two volumes bound into one. For more of the wonderful chromolithographs, see the digital edition at the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Condition/Repair: The sewing is broken halfway through the text block. The conservator recommends rebacking with new cloth and suturing the broken sewing together.
Donation Needed: $105.00