The Canadian Horiticulturist was published by the Fruit Grower's Association of Ontario from 1878 until 1914. These volumes from 1879 to 1905 provide the with valuable insight into the horticultural practices of Canada in late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially the various plants that were popular, both ornamental and edible. Articles on apples, insects, peaches, flowers, cherries, cooperatives, fertilizers, spraying, strawberries, tomatoes, vegetables, exhibitions, much more.
Publisher: The Fruit Growers' Association of Ontario
Edition: vols. 2-3, 7-8, 10-13, 15-28, 1879-1905
Date Published: 1879-1905
Place Published: St. Catherines
Condition: ex library-good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Lavishly illustrated, including 114 colour plates. Fold-out drawings in vols. 8, 15, and 16. 22 cm. 7 issues in paperback (Nov. 1882 v.11, Dec. 1882, v.12, Dec. 1883, vi.12, Mar 1886, ix.3, May 1886 ix.v, June 1886, ix.vi, and Aug 1886 ix.viii). Remaining 21 vols. in cloth hardcover bindings, most with gold and black impressed designed work, although several are in blue cloth with black design, and vols. 8 and 28 are in mismatched bindings. Vol. 12 rebound in half leather. Showing signs of use: spines bumped top and bottom, chalk marks, scuffing, corners bumped. Vol. 20 much rougher than the rest with heavy staining and torn plates and pages. Library markings from the Ontario Agricultural College. Hinges cracked and fragile. Some pages loose. Occasional coloured pencil marks.