“Comprises practical hand-books for the horticulturist, explaining and illustrating in detail the various important methods which experience has demonstrated to be the most satisfactory. They may be called manuals of practice, and though all are prepared by Professor BAILEY, of Cornell University, they include the opinions and methods of successful specialists in many lines, thus combining the results of the observations and experiences of numerous students in this and other lands. They are written in the clear, strong, concise English and in the entertaining style which characterize the author. The volumes are compact, uniform in style, clearly printed, and illustrated as the subject demands. They are of convenient shape for the pocket, and are substantially bound in flexible green cloth.” -from a Macmillan advertisement for The Garden-Craft Series in the back of Garden-Making, Tenth Edition (1906), pg. 421
The Horticulturist’s Rule-Book: A Compendium of Useful Information for Fruit-Growers, Truck-Gardeners, Florists, and Others. New York: Garden Publishing, 1889. In 1892 a section reprinted as a separate pamphlet, Injurious Insects and Plant Diseases, with Remedies. Revised in 1896 for inclusion in The Garden-Craft Series. Revised and radically expanded in 1911 to form The Farm and Garden Rule-Book for inclusion in The Rural Manuals.
The Nursery-Book: A Complete Guide to the Multiplication and Pollination of Plants. New York: Rural Publishing, 1891. Revised in 1896 for inclusion in The Garden-Craft Series (under the title The Nursery-Book: A Complete Guide to the Multiplication of Plants). By 1907 also included in The Rural Science Series.
Plant-Breeding: Being Six Lectures upon the Amelioration of Domestic Plants. The Garden-Craft Series. New York: Macmillan, 1895. Included and expanded upon the 1892 text of Cross-Breeding and Hybridizing. Translated by J. M. and E. Harraca and published in French in 1901 as La Production des Plantes: Cinq Leçons sur L’Amélioration des Plantes Cultivées. Editions from 1915 on, revised by Arthur W. Gilbert and without the original subtitle, included in the Rural Science Series.
The Forcing-Book: A Manual of the Cultivation of Vegetables in Glass Houses. The Garden-Craft Series. New York: Macmillan, 1896. By 1909 also included in The Rural Science Series.
Garden-Making: Suggestions for the Utilizing of Home Grounds. The Garden-Craft Series. New York: Macmillan, 1898. Revised and combined with The Practical Garden-Book in 1910 to form Manual of Gardening as part of The Rural Manuals.
The Pruning-Book: A Monograph of the Pruning and Training of Plants as Applied to American Conditions. The Garden-Craft Series. New York: Macmillan, 1898. By 1911 included in The Rural Science Series. Revised in 1916 as The Pruning-Manual as part of The Rural Manuals.
The Amateur’s Practical Garden-Book: Containing the Simplest Directions for the Growing of the Commonest Things about the House and Garden. By C. E. Hunn and L. H. Bailey. The Garden-Craft Series. New York: Macmillan, 1900. Second edition renamed The Practical Garden-Book (1901). Revised and combined with Garden-Making in 1910 to form Manual of Gardening under Bailey’s name as part of The Rural Manuals.