London: Adam and Charles Black, 1909 / 1912. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Vol. 1. Fruit Ranching [1909 ] : Very Good. Decorated cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, 12mo, (7-3/4 inches tall), pp. xi, 196, 32 photo illustrations, tables. Volume with light wear to covers, eps toned, p.o. short pencil notation to ffep regarding how the book helped their family establish a fruit ranch in B.C. Vol. 2. How to Make an Orchard  : Good. Decorated cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto spine, photo reproduction of a working fruit farm inset onto upper board, ad endpapers with an additional large ad stamped onto cloth of lower board, 12mo, (7-1/2 inches tall), pp. viii, 86, (8) ads. Volume with wear and stains to cover, a water stain affecting the top edges of the endpapers and part of the text block, a short worm hole to fore-edge. Also loosely laid into the 1909 volume is the publisher's 1909 promotional bookmark. Very Good / Good. Item #2352
Both first edition volumes are filled with local information for the potential immigrant and fruit rancher about how to select and clear land, planting and prospects for the future. Ref. Edwards & Lort 195 & 196.
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