Nelson bros novilties
Nelson bros novelties
1890 - 1899
The item is undated but the finding aid indicates the entire collection was likely created during the 1890s.
The issue has been paginated and ends with page 60. The bottom of page 49 indicates that the text is "continued on page 51," without explanation. The page count provided reflects the actual number of pages, not the pagination provided by the author.
1 item (57 pages) : illustrations ; 11 cm
A seed catalog featuring real and imagined seed varieties described in rich detail by the Nelson brothers and presented in a two-column format. The extensive catalog is organized by type of crop, then by variety. There are several Nelson brothers varieties that tend to be hardy, tasty and prolific. The catalog mainly consists of vegetable seeds but also includes fruit, trees, grains, plants and bulbs. Each crop description includes a little history or origin of the seed, sowing and growing tips and descriptions of taste, look, and feel. Included are detailed illustrations plus two full-page color illustrations. The cover illustration depicts a farm scene. The second color illustration is an advertisement for Nelson Brothers value seeds and can be found in the middle of the catalog. The end of the catalog features an extensive index of all the seeds and crops and includes pricing information along with page numbers.
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