Title: The American Gardener; or, A Treatise
on the situation, soil, fencing and laying-out of gardens: on the making and managing of hot-beds and green-houses; and on the propagation and cultivation of the several sorts of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers

Author: William Cobbett

Imprint: Claremont, NH: Manufacturing Co., [1819?]

Description: 230 p.; 17 cm.

Citation: Pearl 114, 150

Commentary: Finished in 1819 during Cobbett's second sojourn in America, The American Gardener "was intended for the American farmer, who, however admirable in other respects, neglected the beauty and utility of the garden." Cobbett published the book in 1821 after his return to England and subsequently revised it as The English Gardener (1828). Both titles have been frequently reprinted, The American Gardener as recently as 2003.

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