This special edition of 'Plant Breeding: Five Lectures on Domestic Plants' was written by Liberty Hyde Bailey, and first published in 1895, making it well over a century old. Liberty Hyde Bailey, a Horticulturist and Botanist, and founder of the American Society for Horticultural Science was a Professor at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. He was a prolific writer many aspects of horticulture. The book is broken down into five sections, each featuring a lecture on different topic relating to plant breeding - Lecture I: The Fact and Philosophy of Variation Lecture II: The Philosophy of the Crossing of Plants, Considered in Reference to Their Improvement Under Cultivation Lecture III: How Domestic Varieties Originate Lecture IV: Borrowed Opinions; Being Extracts of the Writings of B. Verlot, E.A. Carriere, and W.O. Focke Lecture V: Pollination; or How to Cross Plants An extremely knowledgeable old book for those interested in finding out more on breeding plants, cultivation, pollination, and more. IMPORTANT NOTE - Please read BEFORE buying THIS BOOK IS A REPRINT. IT IS NOT AN ORIGINAL COPY. This book is a reprint edition and is a perfect facsimile of the original book. It is not set in a modern typeface and has not been digitally enhanced. As a result, some characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections, blurring, or minor shadows in the page background. This book appears exactly as it did when it was first printed. DISCLAIMER: Due to the age of this book, some methods or practices may have been deemed unsafe or unacceptable in the interim years. In utilizing the information herein, you do so at your own risk. We republish antiquarian books without judgment, solely for their historical and cultural importance, and for educational purposes. If purchasing a book more than 50 years old, especially for a minor, please use due diligence and vet the text before gifting.