Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office. 1912.
7 chromolithographic plates, color plate, numerous full-page black and white photo illustrations, in-text black and white illustrations, 732 pp, index, 9 1/4 x 6 inches, blue cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Covers a trifle worn; very good, clean condition. This series issued by the U.S. Government is notable for the beautiful color lithographs with which they were illustrated. Includes sections on Our Mid-Pacific Bird Reservation, Some Misconceptions Concerning Dry Farming, The Winds of the United States and Their Economic Use, Promising New Fruits, The Handling and Marketing of Eggs, etc. With color plates of apples (3), pear, peach, plums, grapes, orange, and one of the calosoma (ground beetles). Item #51722