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The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada by Daniel J. Bussey

 

Lane Gwinn

The Illustrated History of Apples in the U.S and Canada is a true find for those who love apples, botanical illustration and history.

The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada, by Daniel J. Bussey, is available at Jak Kaw Press. The seven volume set is currently on sale, priced at $150.00, originally $320.

The series covers more than 16,000 varieties of apples found in the United States and Canada, and features nearly 10,000 synonyms and 1,400 life sized watercolor paintings, a few of which can be seen above.

The author, Daniel J. Bussey, spent the last 30 years searching through countless libraries, searching for everything published about apples in the last two centuries. Working alongside editor Kent Whealy, who has been editing Bussey's extensive research for seven years, the two created the most complete pomological literature on apples ever compiled.

Between 1886 and 1942, the USDA employed 21 artists to paint 7,584 watercolors of fruit families. More than 1,400 of those watercolor apples have been included in Bussey's works for an easy-to-use reference for apple sleuths searching for lost varieties.


Apple sleuth or not, the series makes a gorgeous addition to any library! Visit http://www.jakkawpress.com to purchase your own set.

 

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