The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia.

MICHAUX, F. Andrew & NUTTALL,Thomas.

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Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Wm. Rutter & Co.
Date Published: 1865

Description: (3 volumes with 156 engraved plates). TOGETHER WITH: Nuttall's North American Sylva Not Described in Michaux (2 volumes with 121 lithographed plates). Combined edition of the two works, complete in five volumes with 277 very fine hand-colored engraved plates, protected by tissue. The plates, drawn for the original edition by the famous Redoute brothers and Pancrace Bessa, feature the leaves, berries, flowers, and nuts of trees from coast to coast. Imperial 8vo, publisher's 3/4 brown morocco with blind-stamped and gilt-lettered spines (some light edgewear; bookplates removed with minimal damage to pastedown endpapers; pages and plates are very clean). Philadelphia: Wm. Rutter & Co., (1865/1871). A very good(+) copy.

Comments: A classic work of American natural history. "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." -Sabin 48695.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 166455


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