First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo, 139 pp, with illustrations from photographs. Green pictorial cloth boards show moderate wear to corners and spine ends; previous owner's intitals on title page, antique store label on front endpaper. Walter Waldin was a prosperous farmer and advocate of draining the Everglades, which he described as "a country where fortunes have and will be made, with probably less exertion, on a smaller body of land, under more pleasant circumstances, and in less time than any known place on earth." In this book he offers advice for would-be Everglades famers, including the need for capital, the selection of a parcel of land, drainage and preparation of land, irrigation, and the culture of a wide variety of crops from the mundane tomatoes and peppers to the more exotic paw-paws and Jamaican sorrel.