Books in Exhibit

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Atkinson, George Francis.  Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.  Ithaca, NY: Andros & Church, 1900.

Barton, Benjamin Smith.  Elements of Botany or Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables - A New Edition, Revised and Condensed, with an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author by William P.C. Barton, M.D.  Philadelphia: Robert Desilver, 1836.

Bensusan, Samuel Levi. My Woodland Friends.  Illustrated by Joan Rickarby. London: Blandford Press, 1947.

Boitard, Pierre.  Traité de la Composition et de l'Ornement Des Jardins, avec Cent Soixante et Une Planches Répresentant, en plus de Six Cents Figures, des Plans de Jardins, des Fabriques Propres a leur Décoration, et des Machines pour  Élever les Eaux Ouvrage faisant Suite a L'Almanch du bon Jardinier.  5th ed.  2 vols. Paris: Audot, 1839.

Borie, Victor. Revue Horticole: Journal d'Horticulture Pratique 1858. Paris: Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique, 1858.

Caviezel, M. Flora von St. Moritz, Pontresina und Umgebung.   Pontresina:  M. Caviezel, ca. 1875.

Crane, Walter.  Flora’s Feast: A Masque of Flowers.  London: Cassell & Co., 1889.

Dana, Samuel L. A Muck Manual for Farmers. 2nd ed.  Lowell, MA: Bixby & Whiting, 1843.

Darwin, Erasmus.  The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts, Part One containing the Economy of Vegetation; Part Two the Loves of the Plants, with Philosophical Notes.  Dublin: J. Moore, 1793.

Delafield, Violetta W., et al. Fauna and Flora of Montgomery Place.  Unpublished, ca. 1925-1951.

Delafield, Violetta W., et al. Garden Record Book annotated. N.p.: Philipstown Garden Club, ca. 1927-1939.

Downing, Andrew Jackson.  “A Visit to Montgomery Place.”  The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste 2 (October 1847): 153-160.

Downing, Andrew Jackson. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening Adapted to North America with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences.  6th ed.  New York: C. M. Saxton, 1860

Engler, Adolf, and Karl Prantl, eds. Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien. 18 vols.   Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelman, ca. 1897. 

Francisci, Erasmus. Ost- und West-Indischer wie auch Sinesischer Lust- und Stats-garten: mit einem Vorgespräch von mancherley lustigen Discursen, in drey Haupt-Theile unterschieden. Nuremberg: J. A. Endters & Wolfgang dess jüngern sel. erben, 1668.

Goldsmith, Oliver. A History of the Earth and Animated Naturewith Copious Notes and Editions Containing the Recent Discoveries of Eminent Naturalists and Others together with the Elements of Botany and an Account of the Most Rare and Curious Foreign Plant:  The Whole Forming a Complete Panorama of Nature.  London: R. Edwards, 1817.

Goodman, Ernestine Abercrombie.  The Garden Club of America History, 1913-1938.  Philadelphia:  Edward Stern & Co., ca. 1939.

Grout, A.J. Mosses with Hand-lens and Microscope: a Non-technical Hand-book of the More Common Mosses of the Northeastern United States.  Harrisburg, PA: Mount Pleasant Press, 1903.

Henderson, Peter. Practical Floriculture: A Guide to the Successful Cultivation of Florists’ Plants, for the Amateur and Professional Florist.  New York: O. Judd Co., 1886

Hunt, Louise Livingston.  Memoir of Mrs. Edward Livingston with Letters Hitherto Unpublished.  New York:  Harper & Bros., 1886.

J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company. Campbell Water Wheel Co.:Water Wheels, Dams, Hydro-electric Plants, Water Supply Systems.  Philadelphia: J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company, 1932.

Lemaire, Charles, ed. L'Illustration Horticole: Journal Spécial Des Serres et des Jardine ou Choix Raisonné des Plantes les Plus Intéressantes sous le Rapport Ornemental Comprenant Leur Histoire Complète, Leur Description Comparée, Leur Figure et Leur Culture. Ghent: F. & E. Gyselynck, 1862.

Leuchars, Robert B. Practical Treatise on the Construction, Heating, and Ventilation of Hot-Houses including Conservatories, Green-Houses, Graperies and Other Kinds of Horticultural Structures with Practical Directions for their Management, in Regard to Light, Heat and Air.  New York: C.M. Saxton & Co., 1857.

Lindley, John.  Ladies’ Botany: Or, a Familiar Introduction to the Study of the Natural System of Botany.  London: Henry G. Bohn, 1841

Loudon, J.C. An Encyclopedia of Gardening: Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture and Landscape Gardening.  London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, ca. 1834.

March, T.C. Flower and Fruit Decorationwith Some Remarks on the Treatment of Town Gardens, Terraces, etc., and with Many Illustrations of Colour and Contrast Applicable to Both Subjects.  London: Harrison & Sons, 1862.

Ohara, H., K. Nakahara and M. Hashizume.  Selected Flower Arrangements from the Ohara School.  New York: Yamanaka & Co, [1934].

Paxton, Joseph.  Revised and corrected by Samuel Hereman.  Paxton’s Botanical Dictionary.  London:  Bradbury, Evans & Co., 1868.

Peck, Charles H. Report of the Botanist 22-31 (1869-1877).  Albany, NY: University of the State of New York, Office of the Regents et al., 1869-1878.

Rogers, Julia Ellen.  Tree Guide: Trees East of the Rockies.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1922.

Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair.  The Old English Gardening Books.  London: Martin Hopkinson, 1924.

Smith, James Edward.  Grammar of Botany Illustrative of Artificial as Well as Natural with an Explanation of Jussieu's SystemNew York: James V. Seaman, 1822.

Torrey, John. A Flora of the State of the New York. Vol. I. Albany: Carroll & Cook, 1843.

United States Department of Agriculture.  Farmers’ Bulletin no. 28, 29, 34, 41, 51, 54, 61, 94, 99, 104, 106, 113, 126, 146, 148, 170, 173, 179, 181, 185, 232, 444, bound together. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895-1911.

Weber, J.C. Die Alpen-Pflanzen Deutschlands und der Schweiz.  4 vols. Munich: Christian Kaiser, 1839.

White, Gilbert.  The Works, in Natural History. London: J. White, 1802.

White, Grace Hoffman.  Wings to Dare.  Portland, ME: Mosher Press, 1925.

Wilder, Louise Beebe. Pleasures and Problems of a Rock Garden.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Duran &  Co., 1928.


Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading

University of Esseex.  “Bensusan Biographical Note.,” Special Collections Albert Sloman Library. (accessed August 24, 2012).

Babbitt, Katherine M. Janet Montgomery: Hudson River Squire. Monroe, NY: Library Research Associates, 1975.

Battles, Marjorie Gibbon, and Catherine Colt Dickey.  Fifty Blooming Years: 1913-1963. New York: Garden Club of America, 1963.

Beecher, Henry Ward. Eyes and Ears.  London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1862.

Bruegel, Martin. Farm, Shop, Landing: The Rise of a Market Society in the Hudson Valley, 1780-1860. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002.   

Butler, Joseph T. “Montgomery Place Revisited.” The Magazine Antiques 134, no. 2 (August 1988): 294-303.

Campbell, Katie.  Paradise of Exiles: The Anglo American Gardens of Florence.  London: Francis Lincoln, Ltd., 2009.

Cobbett, William. The American Gardener: A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, and Laying out of Gardens, on the Making and Managing of Hot-beds and Green-Houses; and on the Propagation and Cultivation of the Several Sorts of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Flowers.   New York: Modern Library, 2003.

Colquhoun, Kate. The Busiest Man in England: The Life of Joseph Paxton, Gardener, Architect, & Victorian Visionary. Boston: David R. Godine, 2006.

Conder, Josiah. The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement.  Tokyo: Hakubunsha, Ginza, 1891.

Cooper, Susan Fenimore. Rural Hours. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1968.

Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill & Wang, 1983.

Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria and Australian National Herbarium.  Biography database. (accessed August 24, 2012).

Davis, Alexander Jackson, et al.  Rural Residences, etc. Consisting of Designs, Original and Selected, for Cottages, Farm-houses, Villas, and Village Churches...  New York:  New York Univ., 1837.

Delafield, John Ross, ed. “Reminiscenses written by Janet Livingston Montgomery, Widow of General Richard Montgomery.”  Year Book of the Dutchess County Historical Society 15 (1930): 45-49

Delafield, John Ross. “Montgomery Place, Barrytown, New York.” The American Architect 132 (October 5, 1927): 421-426. 

Downing, Andrew Jackson. The Architecture of Country Houses.  New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1861.

Downing, Andrew Jackson, and Charles Downing.  Fruit and Fruit Trees of America.  New York: Wiley & Halsted, 1857.

Ehlers, Hans Jacob. Defence Against Abuse and Slander with some strictures on Mr. Downing’s Book on Landscape Gardening. New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co., 1852.

Eliot, Charles. “Montgomery Place” reprinted in Charles Eliot, Landscape Architect. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1903, 253-256.

Emmet, Alan.  So Fine a Prospect: Historic New England Gardens. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1996.

Erickson, Robert F.  “Charles Antoine Lemaire, 1800-1871” Missouri Botanical Garden Peter H. Raven Library.,%20Charles%20Antoine&creatorID=3 (accessed August 24, 2012).

Ewan, Joseph, et al. Benjamin Smith Barton: Naturalist and Physician in Jeffersonian America. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2007.

Gabriel, Richard P. Major. General Richard Montgomery: Making of an American Hero. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2002.

Griswold, Mac and Eleanor Weller. The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890 – 1940. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991.

Haley, Jacquetta H. The Creation of a Country Estate, Montgomery Place, 1802-1986: Preliminary Training Material, September 1987-February 1988. Internal Report. Tarrytown, NY: Historic Hudson Valley, c. 1988. 

Haley, Jacquetta H. Montgomery Place Chronologies, Relating to the Development of the House, The Estate and Biographical Information Relating to the Owners. Internal Report. Tarrytown, NY: Historic Hudson Valley, 1988.

Haley, Jacquetta M. Pleasure Grounds: Andrew Jackson Downing and Montgomery Place. Tarrytown, N.Y.:  Sleepy Hollow Press, 1988. 

Harvard University Herbarium.  Index of Botanists (accessed August 24, 2012).

Hassard, Annie.  Floral Decorations for the Dwelling House: A Practical Guide to the Home Arrangement of Plants and Flowers.  American ed. New York: MacMillan & Co., 1876.

Hedrick, Ulysses Prentiss. A History of Agriculture in the State of New York. New York: Hill and Wang, 1966. 

Historic Hudson Valley.  Montgomery Place: A Unique Educational Experience.  Internal Report. Tarrytown, N.Y.: Historic Hudson Valley, 1988.

Hunt, Albert S. Remarks made at the Funeral of Mrs. Louise Livingston, Widow of Edward Livingston:  October 28th, 1860.  New York:  Printed for private distribution, 1861.

Irving, Washington.  Life of Oliver Goldsmith, with Selections from his Writing.  New York: Harper, 1840.

Israel, Barbara. Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999. 

Johnson, Kathleen Eagen. "Montgomery Place Installation Plan." Pocantico Hills, NY: Historic Hudson Valley, 2012.

Johnson, Kathleen Eagen, and Margaret Vetare.  Montgomery Place: An American Arcadia.  Historic Hudson Valley.

Johnson, Kate Eagen, and Timothy Steinhoff. Art of the Landscape: Sunnyside, Montgomery Place and Romanticism. Tarrytown, NY: Historic Hudson Valley, 1997.

Koehn, Alfred.  The Way of Japanese Flower Arrangement.  Tokyo: Kyo Bun Kwan, 1935.

Lawley, Mark. “James Edward Smith (1759-1828),” Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. (accessed August 24, 2012).

Mabey, Richard.  Gilbert White: A Biography of the Author of The Natural History of Selborne. Charlottesville, VA: Univ. of Virginia Press, 2006.

Major, Judith K. To Live in the New World: A. J. Downing and American Landscape Gardening. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Inst. of Technology Press, 1997. 

Meyer, Herrmann Julius.  Schweiz. 9th ed. Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, 1877.

Morgan, Hilary.  "Walter Crane, RWS 1845-1915: An Overview." The Victorian Web, edited by George P. Landaw, et al. (accessed August 24, 2012).

Otis, Denise. Grounds for Pleasure: Four Centuries of the American Garden. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002. 

Peck, Amelia, and Jane B. Davies. Alexander Jackson Davis, American Architect. New York: Rizzoli, 1992.    

Plumb, J. H. “Dr. Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774).“ In Our Civilization, edited by Philip Atkinson. (accessed August 24, 2012).

Roberts, Cokie. Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation. New York: Harper Collins, 2004. 

Rogers, Elizabeth Barlow, Elizabeth S. Eustis, and John Bidwell.  Romantic Gardens: Nature, Art, and Landscape Design.  New York:  Morgan Library & Museum, 2010.

Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art. “French Literature,” May 3, 1862.

Schuyler, David. Apostle of Taste, Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815-1852. Baltimore: John Hopkins University, 1996.  

Simo, Melanie. Loudon and the Landscape: From Country Seat to Metropolis, 1783-1843. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.

Smith, McKelden, ed. The Great Estates of the Hudson River.  Tarrytown, N.Y.: Historic Hudson Valley Press, 1998.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries.  The American Seed and Nursery Industry. (accessed August 24, 2012).

Sweeting, Adam. Reading Houses and Building Books: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Architecture of Popular Antebellum Literature, 1835-1855. Hanover, NH:  University Press of New England, 1996. 

Taylor, Patrick, ed. The Oxford Companion to the Garden. London: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.

Tatum, George B., and Elisabeth Blair MacDougall, eds. Prophet With Honor: The Career of Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815-1852. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture, 11. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1989.   

Thom, Charles. George Francis Atkinson, 1854-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1956.

Tice, Patricia M. Gardening in America, 1830-1910. Rochester, NY: The Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum, 1984.

Toole, Robert M. Landscape Gardens on the Hudson, a History: The Romantic Age, the Great Estates & the Birth of American Landscape Architecture. Hensonville, NY: Black Dome Press, 2010.

Uglow, Jenny.  “Sexing the Plants, ” The Guardian, September 20, 2002.

Watters, Sam, ed. American Gardens, 1890-1930: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest Regions. New York: Acanthus Press, 2006.

Wilson, Richard Guy. The Colonial Revival House. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2004. 

Woods, May, and Arete Swartz Warren.  Glasshouses:  A History of Greenhouses, Orangeries and Conservatories. New York: Rizzoli, 1988.

Yarnell, Sophia. “Montgomery Place, An American Scene, Barrytown, New York.” Country Life & The Sportsman LXXVI (1939): 61-21, 95-96.

Youmans, William Jay, ed. Pioneers of Science in America. New York: D. Appleton, 1896.

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