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Used, hardbound book, no dust jacket.  FAIR CONDITION.  All pages intact.  Ex-library.


1905, hardbound, illustrated Scottish history (50 illustrations) of the potato.


Findlay, Archibald.  The Potato:  Its History and Culture with descriptive list of varieties raised and introduced . . . Cupar-Fife, Scottland: A. Westwood & Son, 1905.  50 illustrations.  88 pages.  3 advertisements in back of book.   10"x7.75"x1"


Archibald Findlay (1841-1921) was a Scottish potato breeder.  He developed multiple varieties.  His "Up to Date" "was England's leading variety in the early 1900s."  His 1905 book is an interesting history of nineteenth century potato agriculture.


Soiled red cloth boards with gold lettering on front board and spine.  Cocked and sunned spine.  Frayed and rubbed cloth top and bottom edge board.  Soiled edge.  John Crerer Library of Chicago book plate on front pastedown endpaper.  Natural browning of pages.  1 blank endpaper front of book.  Pastse down paper along a portion of the back inner hinge beginning to seperate at top and bottom of book.  Penciled initial on back pastedown inner board.  1 blank endpaper in back of book. Black potatoe illustration on red cloth back board.






The Potato Its History and Culture

SKU: 7490
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