DANIEL DENISON SLADE
Entered at Stationers' Hall, London
Knickerbocker Press, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Comments on Book:
I chose this book as one to start out with
because it was small and did not have any illustrations other than the title
page. I thought it would be easy to prepare for the web. Well, I was wrong.
First, about 1/4 of the way through the book I
discovered that it was partially unopened (the signatures are not cut apart
at the top of the pages and some weren't even open on the side of the page).
I am trying to leave the pages unopened but this is a major problem. I have
to open the sides in order to get to the text. (This is not the same as
uncut which means that the edges of the paper have been trimmed to be
uniform.) Unopened pages are a pretty sure sign that this particular copy of
the book has never been read. Unfortunately, the book has minor water
damage, warping and chipping which lessens its value and makes the unopened
pages more a problem than a benefit.
Second, the footnotes slowed me way down. Third, the
spelling and grammar make the book nearly impossible to proofread. I am
relatively sure there are a few typos in the book, but most of what looks
like errors are, in fact, exactly as written–which is more
interesting than the narrative.
I think the book holds value for agricultural/horticultural
researchers, linguists and the historically curious.