The American Gardener: Containing Ample Directions for Working a Kitchen Garden Every Month in the Year, and Copious Instructions for the Cultivation of Flower Gardens

The American gardener : containing ample directions for working a kitchen garden every month in the year, and copious instructions for the cultivation of flower gardens, vineyards, nurseries, hopyards, green houses, and hot houses

John Gardiner; David Hepburn; John Randolph

Georgetown, D.C. : Joseph Milligan, 1818

[Early American Vegetable gardening - Includes an Interesting Section on Virginia Wine Making not present in the earlier edition] Bound in contemporary leather. Old notes on end pages. Some tanning, darkening, old dampstaining. 347 pages. Second edition, expanded from the 1804 edition with the inclusion of a "Treatise on Gardening by a Citizen of Virginia" (John Randolph) and "a Few Hints for the Cultivation of Native Vines, and Directions for Making Domestic Wines." Includes recipes for currant wine, blackberry wine, "champagne wine of gooseberries," and tomato ketchup. A recipe for balsamic vinegar is declared "excellent in spasms and suffocations; in rubbing the hands and temple with it you may venture into foul air."  Sabin 26621 (lists only the third edition); Shaw-Shoemaker 44127; not in the culinary bibliographies.

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