McPhee, John Oranges
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1975 0-374-51297-3 / 9780374512972 Trade Paperback Very Near Fine None Issued
Softcover. Originally published in 1967. A classic of reportage, Oranges was first conceived as a magazine article, but McPhee kept encountering so much irrestistible infomrmation that he wrote this book. Looks at the botany, history, and industry of oranges, from the great orangeries of European monarchs to a fascinating profile of Ben Hill Griffin of Ffrostproof, Florida, who may be the last of the individual orange barons. A very nearly fine copy.