SMITH, John (fl. 1830s)
A Treatise on the Artificial Growth of Cucumbers and Melons, conjointly with that of asparagus, mushrooms, rhubarb, &c.
Ipswich: printed and published by Edward Shalders, 1833. 12mo. (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). , 3-60, pp. Lithographed plate. Explanation to the plate bound in the rear.
Later green cloth
Provenance: bookplate on the front pastedown
First edition of a noted 19th century work on the cultivation of the cucumber.
A well-recommended work on the subject, written by the long-time gardener to Dykes Alexander of Ipswich. The lithographed plate depicts the construction of a cucumber bed.