A Flora of the State of New-York, Comprising Full Descriptions of All the Indigenous and Naturalized Plants Hitherto Discovered in the State; with Remarks on Their Economical and Medicinal Properties, in 2 volumes (the hand-colored plate version)
By Torrey, John
Pp. (4), xii, 484; (4), 572, with 162 hand-colored lithographed plates (72 color plates in volume 1 and 90 color plates in volume 2), one hand-colored plate is long and folding, there is a steel-engraved series title page in each volume. Publisher’s original dark brown cloth, ornately blind-stamped and gilt-decorated with a gilt flower bush emblazoned on the front cover and a gilt fern at the base of the spine, original clay-coated yellow endpapers, steel-engraved series title page in each volume, lg 4to. This is the classic work on the flora of New York State by the leading authority on the botany of the northeastern United States, John Torrey.
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|Condition Description||The series title page of volume 1 is foxed, there is also some scattered foxing to the text pages of volume 1 and to the rear endpaper of the same volume, there is no foxing to the text of volume 2, one hand-colored plate in volume 2 shows some discoloration, all of the other 162 fine hand-colored plates are bright and clean, the original cloth bindings are both bright and clean; this is a tight, bright and clean set in near fine condition.|