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Vintage Croton Material

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by TikiRick, Jul 7, 2011.

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  1. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    All,

    As an avid flea market, thrift store, and garage sale guy, I often see various books and publications regarding tropical plants. The ones that interest me the most are reference materials, usually dating back to the 1940's and 1950's.

    Does anyone suggest, aside from ebay, where to find old book about crotons? Are there only a few written?

    When was the first croton reference book written? Was it by Brown?

    Are there any earlier Croton author/pioneers?

    I have found infinate early publications about palms, but very few about crotons.
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Try American Book Exchange (ABE) www.abebooks.com
    However, I believe Dr Brown's Florida's Beautiful Crotons is the first book just on crotons - at least in English.
    Google has digitized loads of old obscure books; you could spend a few hours wandering around there.
    Yes, lots and lots of palm books, with references going back several thousand years for date palm (P. dactylifera) culture.
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Rick,

    Do you have a copy of the christian papers? I have found some nice stuff on amazon too. One cool find of mine was an old article highlighting a croton garden here in St. Pete a block from sunken gardens. I posted a pic long ago. You can find it if you search my earlier posts. I bought the whole collection of gardening books from a store going out of biz. It was stuck between some pages. Sorry to hear you won't make the upcoming meeting!
     
  4. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    I keep hearing about the Christian Papers - does anyone here have a copy???
    It would be nice to get those papers on file here so we can read them and also so they are not lost forever...
     
  5. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Ray said he'd PDF it for posting. Wink wink, nudge nudge Ray!
     
  7. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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  8. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    One has to wonder what became of Mr. Bull's collection. In London none the less. I believe I posted the reasoners list in the wiki. It was published in one of the newsletters.
     

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