Das Americanischen Seidebauers Anweisung. Oder, die Kunst den Maulbeer-Baum und die Seide zu ziehen. Nach dem System von Mehreren aufeinander folgenden Ernten während einer jeden Jahrszeit. Aus dem Englischen in’s Deutsche übersetzt mit hinzugefügten Bemerkungen. Und das Ganze mit einem interessanten Anhang versehen. Durch Joel Schelly.
One woodcut diagram in the text. viii, 103 pp. 8vo, orig. American binding of sheep-backed green printed boards (browning throughout due to the quality of the paper). Philadelphia: E.Y. Schelly, 1838.
First edition in German, enlarged with the additional text by Joel Schelly. Kendrick (1789-1872), was the son of one of the pioneer nurserymen in America, who had established a nursery in 1790 between Newton and Brighton, Massachusetts.
“By 1823, William had become associated with his father in the enterprise, and for a half a century he was one of a small group of nurserymen who laid the foundations of the fruit industry of the present day...His interests were not entirely centered in nursery and fruit enterprises. At one period he gave considerable attention to silk culture. In 1835 there appeared under his authorship The American Silk Grower’s Guide, which included a discussion of the growing of the mulberry. A second edition was printed in 1839.”–D.A.B., V, pp, 341-42.
This German edition was printed for the large and growing German population in Pennsylvania.
A fine copy in the original American binding. Surprisingly rare.
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