A Treatise on the Culture of the Dahlia and Cactus
Boston: Weeks, Joran and Company, 1839. 12mo. (6 x 3 1/2 inches). 72pp. Publisher's ad facing the title.
Contemporary green cloth backed lettered glazed yellow paper covered boards
Rare American monograph on the dahlia: amongst the earliest American works devoted to a special flower.
"The general desire manifested by the lovers of choice flowers to improve the beautiful tribes of the Dahlia and Cactus, has induced the writer to compile this little treatise" (Preface). Pages 71-72 includes a list of cactus in the collection of Samuel Sweetser in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts.