Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or a Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America, Volume 1 only (of 2 volumes)

By Pursh, Frederick

SKU# 17343

$ 150.00

Pp. xxxvi, 1-358; 13 full page monochrome lithographed plates (lacks plates 2, 11 and 13).  Publisher’s original dark green cloth, with original paper author/title label on the spine, lg 8vo.  The subtitle reads: “Containing, Besides What Have Been Described by Preceding Authors, Many New and Rare Species, Collected during Twelve Years Travels and Residence in that Country.”  Many American species are described in this work for the first time.  Material from the Lewis and Clark expedition and from the Missouri collections of Bradbury and Nuttall are included.  From the research library of ‘Return Sheble’ with his signature dated 1856.  There is a hand-written note from Sheble tipped-in at front concerning the birthplace of Professor Silliman and recording the deaths of Frederick Pursh on July 11, 1820 and Andre Michaux, the elder in 1803.  There is also a small rectangular bookplate of book collector George A. Beatty, III on the front endpaper.  As this is an incomplete copy of volume 1 only, it is offered at a much reduced price.  Photos are available upon request.

Publisher White, Cochrane, and Co
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1814
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Good
Condition Description The cloth on the spine has been rebacked and there is loss to cloth at the head and food of the spine, the endpapers are foxed and there is occasional light foxing to some text pages, there is light offsetting from the plates to the facing text page, the original paper label on the spine is chipped and browned; overall a good solid copy but with the faulted noted.
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