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DAVID FAIRCHILD BIBLIOGRAPHY

A   ITEMS

    001a:  Monsters of Our Back Yards.  (THE BOOK OF MONSTERS)   National Geographic Magazine. May 1913. With 30 illustrations.
    001b:  A Book of Monsters.  (THE BOOK OF MONSTERS)   National Geographic Magazine. July 1914. With 8 illustrations. With Marian Fairchild.
    001c: THE BOOK OF MONSTERS ( with Fairchild, Marian ).  Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1914.

    002a:  EXPLORING FOR PLANTS.   New York: Macmillan, 1930.
    002b:  ---.   New York: Macmillan, 1931. Second printing.
    002c:  ---.   Sakonnet, Rhode Island: Theophrastus Publishers, 1978. Second edition.

    003a:  THE WORLD WAS MY GARDEN; TRAVELS OF A PLANT EXPLORER.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1938. Assisted by Elizabeth and Alfred Kay. Bound in light blue grey cloth. The back panel of the dust jacket is titled "David Fairchild".
    003b:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1938. Later printing. Bound in light blue grey cloth. The back panel of the dust jacket is titled "David Fairchild".
    003c:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1939. Later printing. Bound in light blue grey cloth. The back panel of the dust jacket is titled "The World Was My Garden ...".
    003d:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1941. Later printing.
    003e:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943. Later printing.
    003f:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1944. Later printing.
    003g:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945. Later printing.
    003h:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1947. Later printing.
    003i:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948. Later printing. Bound in light green cloth.
    003j:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1954. Later printing. Bound in light green cloth.
    003k:  ---.   Miami: Banyan Books, 1982. Later printing.

THE WORLD WAS MY GARDEN won the National Book Award as the "Bookseller Discovery" book of 1938. Cited by the American Horticultural Society in 1999 as one of the "75 Great American Garden Books", and they still recommend it today.

    004a:  GARDEN ISLANDS OF THE GREAT EAST.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943. Bound in deep purple cloth.
    004b:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943. First edition. Bound in dark red cloth. Priority unknown.
    004c:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1943. Later printing.
    004d:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1944. Later printing.
    004e:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1945. Later printing.
    004f:  ---.   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948. Later printing.

    005:  THE WORLD GROWS ROUND MY DOOR; THE STORY OF THE KAMPONG, A HOME ON THE EDGE OF THE TROPICS.    New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1947.
 

B ITEMS     Magazines (a sampling)

    001:  National Geographic Magazine. October 1898. Sumatra’s West Coast.

    002:  United States Department of Agriculture; Bureau of Plant Industry. Bulletin No. 23. August 30, 1902. Berseem: The Great Forage And Soiling Crop Of The Nile Valley. 34 pp.

    002:  United States Department of Agriculture; Bureau of Plant Industry. Bulletin No. 26. 1902. Spanish Almonds and their introduction into America. 24 pp.

    003:  National Geographic Magazine. April 1904. Travels in Arabia and Along the Persian Gulf.

    004:  National Geographic Magazine. April 1906. Our Plant Immigrants.

    005:  Country Life in America. February 1907. A Coming Fruit - the Mango. With photographs.

    006:  National Geographic Magazine. December 1907. Madeira on the way to Italy.    With 20 illustrations.

    007:  The Youth’s Companion. May 1909. The Farm: a Home and a Business. With H. Burgess.

    007:  The Youth’s Companion. March 1910. Foreign Farm Life.

    008:  The Youth’s Companion. New England Edition. April 27, 1911. The Real Pioneers.

    009:  National Geographic Magazine. October 1911. New Plant Immigrants.

    010:  National Geographic Magazine. May 1913. Monsters of Our Back Yards.    With 30 illustrations.

    011:  National Geographic Magazine. July 1914. A Book of Monsters.    With 7 illustrations. With Marian Fairchild

    012:  National Geographic Magazine. April 1918. Forming New Fashions in Food.    With 11 illustrations.

    013:  National Geographic Magazine. July 1919. A Hunter of Plants.    With 18 illustrations. A tribute to the late Frank N. Meyer.

    014:  Asia (magazine). January 1921. Agriculture of China; the Story of Frank N. Meyer.

    015:  National Geographic Magazine. February 1922. The Jungles of Panama.    With 14 illustrations.

    016:  Farm and Garden. September 1924. Who Wants Our Flowering Cherry Trees.

    017:  Journal of Heredity. 1928; Volume 19, Number 4; pp. 145-158. A JUNGLE BOTANIC GARDEN: The Sibolangit Garden in the Highlands of Sumatra

    018:  National Geographic Magazine. May 1930. Hunting For Plants in the Canary Islands.

    019:  Asia (magazine). June 1930. Development of the American Tropics.

    020:  National Geographic Magazine. December 1934. Hunting Useful Plants in the Caribbean.
 

                           Forewards (a sampling)

    001:  Kay, Alfred and Kay, Elizabeth, editors.  The Plant World in Florida; from the published manuscripts of Dr. Henry Nehrling.   New York: Macmillan, 1933. Also contains a photograph of Nehrling by Fairchild.

    002:  Nehrling, Henry.  My Garden in Florida.   Estero, FL: American Eagle, 1944.   Edited by A(llen) H. Andrews. Two volumes.

    003:  Horsfall, James G. Fungicides and Their Action.   Waltham, MA: Chronica Botanica, 1945.

    004:  Sturrock, David and Menninger, Edwin A. Shade And Ornamental Trees For South Florida and Cuba.   (no place): (no publisher), 1946.

    005:  Morton, Kendal and Morton, Julia. Fifty Tropical Fruits of Nassau.   Coral Gables, FL: Text House, 1946.

    006:  Wait, Lucita H. Fairchild Tropical Garden; the First Ten Years.   New York: Ronald Press, 1948.

    007:  Andrews, Allen H. A Yank Pioneer in Florida.   (no place): (no publisher), 1950.

    008:  Dorn, Mable. Tropical Gardening for South Florida.   South Miami: South Florida Publishing, 1952.  Spiral bound.


                           Misc (a sampling)

    001: Barbour, Thomas. A Naturalist in Cuba. Boston: Little, Brown, 1945. Contains photographs by David Fairchild and others.

    002:  Bates, Nancy Bell. East of the Andes and West of Nowhere. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. Some of the photographs are by David Fairchild.


                           Biographies (a sampling)

    001: Milne, Lorus, etc. Famous Naturalists. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1952. Juvenile. Contains a chapter on David Fairchild.

    002: Jewett, Frances L. and McCausland, Clare L. Plant Hunters. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958.

    003: Williams, Beryl and Epstein, Samuel. Plant Explorer. New York: Julian Messner, 1961.

    004: Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. Adventures in a Green World - the Story of David Fairchild and Barbour Lathrop. Coconut Grove, FL: Field Research Projects, 1973.

    005: Zuckerman, Bertram. The Kampong; The Fairchilds’ Tropical Paradise. ( No place ): The National Tropical Botanical Garden and Fairchild Tropical Garden, 1993.




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