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The vegetable kingdom;, or,, Hand-book of plants and fruits. / By L.D. Chapin. ; With one hundred and forty illustrations, a copious glossary, etc. ; Comprising ...

Author/Creator:
Chapin, Loring Dudley, 1798-1846.
Other Title:
Handbook of plants & fruits, or the vegetable kingdom
Hand-book of plants and fruits
Publication:
New-York: : Jerome Lott, 156, Fulton-Street. ; Philadelphia: : Thomas Cowperthwaite. ; Boston: : Crocker and Brewster. ; [New York] : Also for sale by Saxton & Miles, New-York., 1843.
Format/Description:
Book
[12], [vii]-xi, [19], [13]-182, vii, [1], [9]-227, [1] p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 20 cm.
Subjects:
Botany.
Agriculture.
Contents:
(from t.p.) Part I. Vegetable physiology
Anatomy of plants
organs of plants
Comparative physiology
Principles and kinds of plants
Botanical classification
Vegetable chemistry
Chemistry of agriculture
Vegetable geography
American vegetation
Vegetable regions
Agency of light, heat, air, moisture
Geological character of soils
Health, food, and habits of plants
Vegetable alimentary principles
Nutritive qualities of plants
Uses of vegetable food.
Part II. Cereal grains, or corn plants
Food of ancient and modern nations
Vegetable intoxicating and other drinks,
tea, coffee, &c.
Sugar, cotton, hemp, flax, tobacco
Coal, silk, honey, paper, potash,
their nature, uses and statistics
Esculent roots, spices, &c.
Aromatic plants and seeds
Leguminous, alliaceous, cruciferous, acetarious, asparaginous, seasoning, salad, pot, miscellaneous, and all edible garden, field, and wild plants; their varieties, properties, composition, uses, effects, culture, &c.
Notes:
Two parts paged separately, each with added engraved t.p.: Handbook of plants & fruits, or the vegetable kingdom.
Added engraved title pages signed: J.R. Chapin del.; W. Roberts sc.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Ex libris: NY Mercantile Library.
Cited in:
Checklist of Amer. imprints, 431013
Contributor:
Cowperthwaite, Thomas. , Bookseller
Crocker & Brewster. , Bookseller
Saxton & Miles. , Bookseller
Lott, Jerome. , Bookseller
Mercantile Library Association of the City of New-York. , Former owner
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