An Oak Spring Pomona: A Selection of the Rare Books on Fruit in the Oak Spring Garden Library
Upperville, Virginia: Oak Spring Garden Library, 1990. 4to. (11 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches). xxxvi, 276pp. Illustrations throughout. Inscribed by Rachel "Bunny" Mellon to her son.
Publisher's cloth, dust jacket, patterned endpapers. In fine condition, with a very small tear in the upper right corner of the front of the dust jacket.
An essential catalogue for botanists, collectors, historians, and herbalists.
This work is the second in a series of catalogues describing selections of rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library. "Pomona" describes about 100 books and manuscripts about fruits and includes beautiful illustrations taken from the works themselves. The list of chapters is as follows: Fruit in France and Britain; Fruit Elsewhere in Europe; Fruit in America; Citrus Fruit; Apples and Pears; Peaches and Soft Fruit; Grapes; Melons; Tropical Fruits.