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Burpee Seed Annuals at the Victory Horticultural Library

Company Year Condition Notes
Burpee 1877    
Burpee 1878    
Burpee 1879    
Burpee 1880    
Burpee 1881 PDF Only  
Burpee 1882 Poor PDF Also.
Burpee 1883 Poor Missing cover, pgs. 1-18 and everything afer 78. PDF Also.
Burpee 1884 PDF Only  
Burpee 1885 Poor Missing cover. PDF Also.
Burpee 1886 PDF Only  
Burpee 1887 PDF Only  
Burpee 1888 PDF Only  
Burpee 1888 Good Reprint - ebay purchase - water damage?
Burpee 1888 Excellent Reprint - ebay purchase
Burpee 1888 Excellent Reprint - ebay purchase
Burpee 1889 PDF Only  
Burpee 1890 PDF Only Missing Cover.
Burpee 1891 PDF Only  
Burpee 1892 PDF Only  
Burpee 1893 PDF Only  
Burpee 1894 PDF Only  
Burpee 1895 PDF Only  
Burpee 1895 Good "A Year's Work at Fordhook Farm" by E. J. Wheelock.  63 pages including 49 photographs detaiing the typical work year on the late 19th century farm of W. Atlee Burpee.
Burpee 1896 PDF Only  
Burpee 1897 PDF Only  
Burpee 1898 Poor  
Burpee 1899    
Burpee 1900 PDF Only  
Burpee 1901 Good 1979 Reprint
Burpee 1902 PDF Only  
Burpee 1903 PDF Only  
Burpee 1904 PDF Only  
Burpee 1905 PDF Only  
Burpee 1906 PDF Only  
Burpee 1907 PDF Only  
Burpee 1908 PDF Only  
Burpee 1909 Good Third edition for the year.  Black & White as they had run out of color lithos.
Burpee 1910 PDF Only  
Burpee 1911 PDF Only  
Burpee 1912 PDF Only  
Burpee 1913 PDF Only  
Burpee 1914 PDF Only  
Burpee 1915 Excellent  
Burpee 1916    
Burpee 1916 Good Fortieth Anniversary Supplement - Not seed annual.  Cover is loose and some wear.
Burpee 1917 Good  
Burpee 1918 Good  
Burpee 1919    
Burpee 1920 Good  
Burpee 1921    
Burpee 1922 Good  
Burpee 1923    
Burpee 1924    
Burpee 1925 Good  
Burpee 1926 Poor 50th Anniversary - Cover torn and missing a chunk
Burpee 1927 Excellent  
Burpee 1928 Good  
Burpee 1929 Good  
Burpee 1930 Good Donated by ebay seller raus1973 (Thank You!!!)
Burpee 1931 Good  
Burpee 1932 Good PDF Also.
Burpee 1932 Good  
Burpee 1933 Good  
Burpee 1934 Excellent  
Burpee 1935 Excellent  
Burpee 1936 Excellent  
Burpee 1937 Good  
Burpee 1937 Good Fall Bulb Planting
Burpee 1938 Excellent Includes mailing envelope, order sheet and order envelope. Interesting bit of history for collectors of James Vicks Seeds, Inc.  There is a cover letter from the company stating that they ceased issuing catalogs and their named flower varieties are available
Burpee 1938 Excellent  
Burpee 1938 Excellent  
Burpee 1939 Good  
Burpee 1940 Good  
Burpee 1941 Good Minor spline wear
Burpee 1942 Good  
Burpee 1942 Good  
Burpee 1943 Good  
Burpee 1943 Excellent Includes mailing envelope
Burpee 1943 Good  
Burpee 1943 Good Wholesale Blue List
Burpee 1944 Good  
Burpee 1945 Excellent  
Burpee 1945 Good Back cover has something spilled on it.
Burpee 1946 Good Minor staining.
Burpee 1946 Fair Edge damage from insects, some staining
Burpee 1947 Fair Water damage, cover torn, missing piece
Burpee 1947 Good  
Burpee 1947 Good Fall Bulb Catalog
Burpee 1948 Good Some water staining, edge mouse eaten, musty
Burpee 1948 Good  
Burpee 1949 Excellent Fall Bulb Catalog
Burpee 1949 Good  
Burpee 1950 Excellent  
Burpee 1950 Excellent  
Burpee 1950 Good  
Burpee 1950 Good Fall
Burpee 1950 Good  
Burpee 1950 Good  
Burpee 1951 Poor Many of the pages have major mouse damage
Burpee 1951 Good  
Burpee 1951 Good Fall
Burpee 1951 Good Fall
Burpee 1952 Good  
Burpee 1952 Poor Cover messed up and loose
Burpee 1952 Good Order sheet missing, cover a bit loose, has mailing envelope
Burpee 1952 Good  
Burpee 1952 Good Fall
Burpee 1952 Poor Fall edition - bottom left corner missing
Burpee 1952 Excellent  
Burpee 1953 Excellent PDF Also.
Burpee 1953 Good  
Burpee 1953 Excellent Fall Edition
Burpee 1954 Good Small piece of back cover missing.  Pages browned.
Burpee 1954 Good  
Burpee 1955 Excellent Side stich bound
Burpee 1955 Good Perfect bound.  Addional color plates of flowers in front.
Burpee 1955 Good Side stich bound, minor page wear
Burpee 1955 Good Fall Bulb Catalog
Burpee 1955 Good Fall Bulb Catalog
Burpee 1955 Excellent Fall Bulb Catalog with mailing envelope.
Burpee 1956 Good  
Burpee 1956 Excellent Includes mailing envelope
Burpee 1956 Good  
Burpee 1956 Excellent Fall Bulb Catalog with mailing envelope.
Burpee 1956 Good Fall Bulb Catalog with mailing envelope.
Burpee 1957 Good  
Burpee 1957 Excellent  
Burpee 1957 Good  
Burpee 1957 Good  
Burpee 1957 Good "Blue List" - Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Special Prices for Commercial Growers
Burpee 1958 Good  
Burpee 1958 Excellent  
Burpee 1958 Good  
Burpee 1958 Excellent Fall Bulb Catalog with mailing envelope.
Burpee 1958 Excellent Fall Bulb Catalog with mailing envelope.
Burpee 1958 Good "Blue List" - Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Special Prices for Commercial Growers
Burpee 1959 Good PDF Also.
Burpee 1960 Excellent Includes mailing envelope
Burpee 1960 Good  
Burpee 1960 Good  
Burpee 1961 Good  
Burpee 1961 Excellent  
Burpee 1961 Poor No Covers
Burpee 1962 Good  
Burpee 1962 Good  
Burpee 1962 Good Burpee Bulbs for Fall Planting
Burpee 1962 Good "Red List" Wholesale Prices for Seedsmen and Dealers
Burpee 1963 Good  
Burpee 1963 Good  
Burpee 1963 Good  
Burpee 1963 Good "Red List" Wholesale Prices for Seedsmen and Dealers
Burpee 1964 Good  
Burpee 1964 Excellent  
Burpee 1964 Good  
Burpee 1964 Good "Blue List" - Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Special Prices for Commercial Growers
Burpee 1965 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1966 Excellent Selected Nursery Stock Catalog
Burpee 1966 Excellent  
Burpee 1966 Good "Blue List" - Vegetable and Flower Seeds, Special Prices for Commercial Growers. 90th Anniversary.
Burpee 1967 Good  
Burpee 1967 Good Looks like it was damp and dried out
Burpee 1968 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1969 Excellent  
Burpee 1970 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1970 Good Hardbound with "Douglass Warner" embossed on the cover.
Burpee 1971 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1971 Good  
Burpee 1971 Good Hardbound with "Douglass Warner" embossed on the cover.
Burpee 1972 Good  
Burpee 1972 Good Hardbound with "Douglass Warner" embossed on the cover.
Burpee 1973 Good  
Burpee 1973 Good Hardbound with "Douglass Warner" embossed on the cover.
Burpee 1974 Good Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1974 Good  
Burpee 1974 Good Fall Garden Catalog
Burpee 1974 Good Hardbound with "Douglass Warner" embossed on the cover.
Burpee 1975 Good  
Burpee 1975 Good Hardbound with "Douglass Warner" embossed on the cover.
Burpee 1976 Good 100th Anniversay
Burpee 1976 Good Hardbound with "Douglass Warner" embossed on the cover.
Burpee 1977 Good  
Burpee 1977 Good Blue Book
Burpee 1978 Good  
Burpee 1978 Good  
Burpee 1979 Good  
Burpee 1979 Good  
Burpee 1980 Good  
Burpee 1980 Good  
Burpee 1981 Good  
Burpee 1981 Good  
Burpee 1982 Good  
Burpee 1983 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1984 Good  
Burpee 1985 Good  
Burpee 1986 Good  
Burpee 1987 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1987 Good  
Burpee 1988 Good  
Burpee 1988 Good Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1989 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 1990 Good Sent in by Colleen at Burpee Seeds - Thank you!
Burpee 1991 Good  
Burpee 1992 Good  
Burpee 1993 Good Impatien Cover
Burpee 1993 Good Squash Cover
Burpee 1993 Good  
Burpee 1994 Good  
Burpee 1995 Good  
Burpee 1995 Good  
Burpee 1996 Good  
Burpee 1996 Good  
Burpee 1997 Good  
Burpee 1997 Good  
Burpee 1998 Good  
Burpee 1998 Good Heirloom Edition
Burpee 1999 Good  
Burpee 1999 Good  
Burpee 1999 Good Heirloom Edition
Burpee 2000 Good Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 2001 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 2002 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 2003 Excellent  
Burpee 2004 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 2005 Excellent Donated by Wayne Blake of Indiana - Thank you!
Burpee 2006 Excellent  
Burpee 2007 Good Sent in by Colleen at Burpee Seeds - Thank you!
Burpee 2008 Excellent  
Burpee 2009 Excellent  
Burpee 2010 Excellent  
Burpee 2011 Excellent Spring
Burpee 2011 Excellent Fall
Burpee 2012 Excellent Spring
Burpee 2013 Excellent Spring
Burpee 2014 Excellent Spring
Burpee 2015 Excellent Spring
Burpee 2015 Excellent Spring
Burpee 2016 Excellent Spring (two copies each with different covers)
Burpee 2017 Excellent Spring (two copies each with different covers)
  = In Library Collection damaged but does NOT need replaced.
  = In Library Collection but needs replaced.
  = In Library Collection
  = Needed Year

  • Very Good (VG) – Top grade - a nice copy, with all pages present, nice clean covers and no tears or stains noticeable. Looks practically new!

  • Good/Very Good (G/VG) – A complete and clean copy, possibly with minor light cover wear. Any major defects noted.

  • Good (G) – Definitely looks its age, but is a complete copy. Covers may be slightly soiled or creased, and some fraying of the spine edge may be present. Possible small cover edge tears or light stains. Any major defects noted. “Rolled Spine” – Spine edge is curled from being folded back when read.

  • Fair/Good (F/G) – Well read, and not stored well. Wear to the covers, with possible edge tears, stains. Defects often noted.

  • Fair (F) – Readable and complete, but with noted damage.

  • Poor (P) - Pages loose or missing.  Major damage such as insect and water damage, brittleness, tears.  Useful as a space holder in a collection until a better copy is obtained.

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