Collection of Seven Botanical Reports and Studies, including Catalogues of Plants and Flowers, plus Two Zoological Reports from the Northeastern United States, 1831-1841
By DeKay, J. E. et al.
Pp. 42, 116, 28, 44, 36, 113-197, 38, 55-91, 11. Nineteenth-century three quarter calf over marbled boards, 8vo. An interesting collection of natural history reports, describing the botany of Ohio, Maryland, New York, and New Hampshire, and the zoology of Michigan and New York. The items included are as follow: (1) Wright, John, and James Hall: A Catalogue of Plants Growing without Cultivation in the vicinity of Troy. Troy: N. Tuttle, 1836. Intended to embrace, list, and describe the Phenogamous plants and ferns, growing spontaneously, within ten miles around Troy, New York, all of them examined by the authors within the previous six years. (2) Riddell, John L.: A Synopsis of the Flora of the Western States. Cincinnati: E. Deming, 1835. Riddell was a professor of chemistry and lecturer in botany at the Cincinnati Medical College. Lists more than 1,800 plants and flowers appearing in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, West Tennessee, Missouri, and southern Michigan. (3) Riddell, John L.: A Supplementary Catalogue of Ohio Plants. Cincinnati: N. S. Johnson, 1836. 28pp. The paper was read, and the specimens exhibited, at the Western Academy of Natural Sciences. (4) Sager, Abm.: [Catalogue of the Mammals of Michigan]. [Detroit, 1839]. 44pp. A catalogue of the mammals of the newly-formed state of Michigan. (5) DeKay, J.E.: Catalogue of the Animals belonging to the State of New-York, as far as they have been figured and described. . 36pp. List mammals, reptiles, fishes, insects, birds, and more. (6) Torrey, John: [Botanical Report of the State of New York]. [ca. 1835]. pp. 113-197. A lengthy catalogue of New York plants by the eminent botanist, John Torrey, excerpted from a larger work. (7) [Baldwin, E.]: Catalogue of the Phenogamous Plants and Ferns Growing without Cultivation, within five miles of Yale College, CT. New Haven: Hezekiah Howe, 1831. 38pp. This catalogue of scores of plants and ferns first appeared in the appendix of Baldwin’s history of Yale College. (8) Aikin, William E.A.: Catalogue of Phenogamous Plants and Ferns, Native or Naturalized, growing in the vicinity of Baltimore, Maryland. [Baltimore. 1837]. pp.55-91. Based on actual observations of the author and his associates and undertaken as a means towards compiling a flora of Maryland. (9) [Southwick, E.W.]: Notes of a Tour to the White Hills, in July, 1841. 11pp. A description of a tour of New Hampshire, with botanical descriptions. With the pencil ownership signature of botanist J. Wright, Troy, N.Y. Later, from the private research collection of Cornell University herpetologist Kraig Adler with his small bookplate on the front attached endpaper.
|Publisher Place||Various places|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Some instances of pencil marginalia, and a little light foxing, but on the whole very clean; a very good collection of botanical and zoological reports.|