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1 Early American Gardens "For Meate or Medicine"
Leighton, Ann
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering and small decoration on cover, gold lettering with black decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean (. Illustrated endpapers, with very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 441 pp. with index, 84 illustrations of the period. Jacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with 3" closed tear at top spine fold, a few additional short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Gardens from a time when a garden was the prime necessity of life for food, flavorings, drinks, tonics, insect repellents, candies, narcotics, medicine, and laying out the dead. In pithy language and amusing detail, the author describes these early American gardeners whose influence is still strong in our daily lives. In an indispensable appendix Miss Leighton lists 200 of the common plant names, the names of those who used them, and brief descriptions from their own books of reference recording what they believed or expected of each plant. 019342

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