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The Definitive History and Guide to Over 500 Varieties

by Joan Morgan, with paintings by Elisabeth Dowle

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about pears. The Book of Pears is a one-of-a-kind guide to this extraordinary fruit, accompanied by beautiful botanical watercolor paintings and period images. Noted pomologist and fruit historian Joan Morgan (The Book of Apples) has researched and crafted the definitive account of the pear’s history and uses, from fresh eating to cooking and baking to making perry, the sophisticated pear equivalent of cider. Features a directory of 500 pear varieties, with tasting notes and descriptions for each. This unique and fascinating book will prove indispensable for historians, horticulturists and all fruit lovers.

  • Hardcover, 304 pages


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