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Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 / Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

Luther Burbank -- the sum of his work with plant life -- what it has meant to science and agriculture,   pp. [155]-[201] PDF (10.3 MB)

Page 156

The impression created by the first brochure is
referred to in the introduction to the supplement-
ary one in the following words:
"Twelve months have passed since the first
number of New Creations in Fruits and Flowers
was sent out on its mission among dealers in trees
and plants, great care being taken to confine it to
the trade only; but before the few hundred first
published were all delivered, orders came pouring
in with each mail, like the falling of autumn
leaves, for more, more; and again more had to be
printed, and to this day the requests for New
Creations are increasing rapidly, instead of di-
minishing, as it had been hoped they would.
"Probably no horticultural publication ever
created more profound surprise or received a more
hearty welcome. Almost every mail brings re-
quests for them from colleges, experiment stations,
libraries, students, and scientific societies in
Europe and America, and it has been translated
into other languages for foreign lands, even where
it would seem that scientific Horticulture was
hardly recognized; some asking for one, others
for two or three, or a dozen or two, or more. All
these requests have been cheerfully responded to,
but from this time on we shall be obliged to make
a charge. We cannot attend to the ever increas-
ing avalanche of letters which they occasion, a

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