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A Farm and Village Boyhood

Author: Fred Lape
ISBN #: 081560162X
Price: $10.00
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publisher Location: Syracuse, NY
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: good +
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1980
author's inscription to front endpaper, rear cover very slightly bowed; wear to jacket tips, corners and edges, front flap corner creased. Inscribed by the author. First printing, no others noted. On his family farm Fred Lape (teacher, poet, writer and farmer) founded The George Landis Arboretum which consists of 548 acres, 40 acres of which are devoted to noteworthy collections and gardens overlooking the Schoharie Valley near Esperance, New York. With help from taxonomists and botanists, Fred learned by his own successes and mistakes. His expertise grew until he became known world-wide, participating in seed exchanges with other arboreta and botanic gardens across the globe. This book tells the story of Fred's childhood on the farm in Esperance. Most items ship with free delivery confirmation, electronic tracking and jacket protectors (generally over $10.00) if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.