Louisiana Grapefruit. Wild, dward, scar.
Louisiana Grapefruit
Louisiana Grapefruit

Louisiana Grapefruit

[New Orleans]: [The Louisiana Company], (1914). First Edition. 8v0 (9 x 6"). [20] pp, unpaginated. Cream stapled wrappers with embossed green and yellow illustration, and embossed gilt lettering. Color plates and illustrations. Minor soiling to wrappers and recto of frontispiece; slight bumping and small tear to edges; else a near fine copy of an uncommon title; online institutions locates 4 copies, all in Louisiana. Item #21239

Beautifully produced booklet extolling the agricultural possibilities of the south, and in particular the cultivation of the royal pomello, or grapefruit. Edward O. Wild (mistakenly printed as "F. O. Wild" on the title page) was the editor of The Gulf States Farmer, and waxes poetic about the possibilities for a more egalitarian society (albeit, one for White, native-born Americans only) through the practice of diversified farming. The booklet was designed and printed by Munder-Thomsen press, in Baltimore, internationally-renowned printers who produced elaborate books for J. Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.

Price: $200.00

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