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   North American Sylva or, A Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada and Nova Scotia . . . Author: Michaux, F. Andrew; notes by J.Jay Smith; Thomas Nuttall.. Published by Philadelphia: D. Rice & A.N. Hart; Rice Butter & Co., 1859, 1865.. Later Edition Five quarto volumes, 3 of the 1859 edition of Michaux, 2 (3 volumes in two books) of the 1865 edition of Nuttall's expansion of Michaux's work. Uniformly bound in brown morocco, covers (contemporary or nearly so) heavily tooled in blind. Spines with 5 raised bands, title in gilt, simple blind stamped device in other four compartments. Dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt. The Michaux volumes contain 156 hand-colored stipple engravings, and the Nuttall volumes contain 121 hand-colored lithographs, each showing the branch form, leaf, flower and fruit of the species. Reese, Stamped with a National Character, 21. A major botanical study. Michaux's work was actually carried out in the late 18th century, Nuttall's in the early to mid-19th century. Michaux was first published in France in 1817 to 1819, The first American edition combining the work of both authors was published in 1841-1852. This edition uses new stones for the Nutall lithography since the originals were destroyed in 1856. A lovely set, clean and sound inside. Two joints professionally repaired. Light edge wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

Keywords: History American Botany Hand Colored Plates North Flora Trees Natural Color Plates Fine.

Price: US$5,000.00, Quantity available: 1.
 Appr.: | AUD 6,756.76 CAD 6,666.67 EUR 4,716.98 GBP 3,955.70 JPY 500000 MXN 83333 ZAR 71429 
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   Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB
Seller Item Number: 15295
1454 South Broadway
, on Historic Antique Row
Denver, Colorado 80210 United States
Phone: 303.756.5821, Fax: NA; Toll Free 1-866-425-5225

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