SORGO OR THE NORTHERN SUGAR PLANT – I. Hedges 1st/1st 1863 - Sugar Cane Farming
Title:SORGO OR, THE NORTHERN SUGAR PLANT
Author: Isaac A. Hedges
Publisher: Applegate and Co. City: Cincinnati Year: 1863 (First Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover / Leather Pagination: 202 pages, Index with advertisements at end Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: First edition from 1863 of SORGO OR THE NORTHERN SUGAR PLANT by ISAAC A. HEDGES - THE PIONEER INVESTIGATOR IN THE NORTHERN ENTERPRISE CANE, WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY WILLIAM CLOUGH.Leather hardcover is in excellent overall condition. Solid full calf boards and binding are solid and tight save for chip missing from the lower spine. Pages are crisp and clean save for foxing on pull-out illustration of the farming and processing of Sugar Cane. 12mo [18 x 12.5 cm]; 13 plates, large folding lithographed plate, three-color plate, wood engraved decorative title page, other engraved illustrations, tables, index. A detailed study giving the history, cultivation and production methods, including much on types of plants, equipment, apparatus, details of making sugar, etc. The large folding plate shows production methods of sorghum sugar powered in part by horses. A lovely historical work.