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French Plums on branch, seeds and half plum.

French Plums on branch, seeds and half plum.

by Hedrick, U.P.

Antique print of Hedrick's French Plums, c1911.

Original 4-colour-printed photolithograph for horticulturist, U.P. Hedrick's The Plums of New York published by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1911. This beautiful quarto-sized illustration was produced by Zeese-Wilkinson Company, by photographing each fruit with four colour-record negatives from which the final colour plate could be printed.

From 1905 to 1925, the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station published a series of seven monographs on hardy fruits as components of their annual report. The publications began with octavo-sized lithographs for Apples of New York, a report written by Station horticulturist Spencer Ambrose Beach (1860-1922), who continued the research of the first Station horticulturist, Emmet S. Goff (1852-1902). From 1883 to 1900 Beach's research included over 700 species of apples and crabapples! Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick (1870-1951), continued the series over a period of 18 years, with six volumes on grapes, plums, cherries, peaches, pears and small fruits.

Page size is 295  x 220mm (11.5/8 x 8.5/8 inches)

Stock Number: apUPHplFrePrice: $45.00