Plant Propagation: 999 questions answered with: Ephemera. Alfred Carl Hottes.
Plant Propagation: 999 questions answered with: Ephemera
Plant Propagation: 999 questions answered with: Ephemera
Plant Propagation: 999 questions answered with: Ephemera

Plant Propagation: 999 questions answered with: Ephemera

New York, NY: A.T. DeLa Mare Company, Inc., 1934. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. "Men have come to realize that every advancement in the art or science of doing things is not only for the benefit of themselves but for the good of all men. Since time immemorial men have propagated plants and some have written down the results of their experiments. It has been my pleasant duty to sift out the facts that shall answer your common questions on the multiplication of the plants frequently grown in gardens." (from Preface) A horticultural-scientific treatise on plant propagation by Alfred Carl Hottes (1891-1955), who was the associate editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine (as noted on title page) & a prolific author. With many illustrations & photographs. Hardcover without dust jacket, most likely as issued as we have seen no images of or references to same. This copy is copyrighted 1934, with no references to previous editions or subsequent printings; & Hottes' Preface quoted above is placed & dated "Des Moines, Iowa, September, 1934." We have seen images or references to this title with dates ranging from 1918-1945. We conclude based on all of the above that this is a first edition thus, preceded & followed by other editions & printings. We found & have retained an actual fern clipping between pages 176-177, the very pages in which this type of plant is described & illustrated. The clipping is almost completely intact with eleven leaves extending from the branch, five on one side & six on the other. A still-very-useful resource; a quaint & collectible pre-feminist relic. In relatively good-to-near-fine unrestored condition with mild rubbing & a few tiny mark-spots to front, back covers; slight fading to gilt lettering on front cover; more pronounced rubbing & letter-fading to spine; moderate wear & light fraying with very slight loss of cloth at edges & corners esp. spine-edges; moderate rubbing, browning & spotting to edges of text block esp. upper edge. Interior good-to-near-fine with binding exposed between blank endpapers & their opposite pages (but with all leaves well-attached to binding); moderate-to-significant browning & spotting to blank paste-downs & endpapers; some childish pencil-line doodles & letters written/ drawn on rear paste-down; tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Good- Near Fine. [Item #4399]

Price: $20.00