New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1906.
Second edition. Octavo. 295pp. Dark red cloth gilt. Spine a little sunned, else near fine. Presented by Luther Burbank to W. Atlee Burpee and Inscribed by him on a card: "To my esteemed friend W. Atlee Burpee from Luther Burbank. Santa Rosa, Cal. Oct. 25th 1909." A very nice association between two of the most prominent pioneer botanists and horticulturists of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Burbank, was an important California botanist who developed over 800 different strains of plant life; Burpee founded the Burpee Seed Company in 1876. Although no longer under family control, the company still exists today. A few pencil notes in Burpee's hand on the rear pastedown, and a few passages scored by him in the text.