The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library

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The Liberty Hyde Bailey Library is a publishing effort of Comstock Publishing Associates, an imprint of Cornell University Press, that reintroduces the incredibly wide-ranging literary corpus of naturist, philosopher, gardener, and poet Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) to a twenty-first-century audience through a new series of print books. Including affordable, modern, and authoritative editions of Bailey’s essential writings, scholarly works offering fresh appraisals of Bailey’s legacy, and a digital platform and archive to promote the study and teaching of Bailey’s work, the series will provide the best primary and secondary material available on this influential New Agrarian prophet and environmental movement-maker. Reading through the Liberty Hyde Bailey Library opens the door not only to understanding one of the most interesting minds at work in the early twentieth century, but also to the larger, complex history of early environmental thought in America.

This website functions as the digital platform and archive for the series. The print volumes are still forthcoming, but several books of Bailey’s work are currently available and are featured on our page “Bailey in Print.”

John Linstrom is series editor, and Kitty Liu is acquiring editor for the series.

Advisory Board

Robert Dirig, Former Assistant Curator of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Herbarium (1980-2008), Cornell University

Scott J. Peters, Professor of Development Sociology, Cornell University

Daniel Wayne Rinn, Postdoctoral Scholar, The Humanities and Social Change Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Mary Swander, Distinguished Professor of English, Emerita, Iowa State University, and former Poet Laureate of Iowa

Paul B. Thompson, W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University

In memoriam – Jane L. Taylor, Founding Curator of the Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden, Michigan State University

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