Brooklyn: Nichols and Matthews, 1829. 96pp. Contemporary black calf-backed, paper-covered rear board (front board missing). Contemporary ownership signature at head of second leaf, contemporary ink notes on rear pastedown. Else very good. Item #WRCAM28192
One of the most popular gardening guides of the 19th century. A revised edition appeared in 1832, followed by a third the same year which added a section on fruit trees, followed in turn by another expanded version the next year. Bridgeman was a well-known "gardener, seedsman, and florist," as he describes himself on the titlepage. Scarce. NUC 0791450 (3 copies). RINK 1696 (5 copies).