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# 18124

$ 175.00

Pp. xxxvi, 1-358; 16 full page monochrome lithographed plates.  Publisher’s original one-quarter brown paper over original gray boards with deckled page edges (as issued), original paper author/title label on the spine is present but not readable, 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.  Bookplate of the “Albany Institute, no. 198, presented by M. H. Webster” on front endpaper.  Second bookplate of the Sphinx in Egypt signed by Helen Scorgie.  The title page and all 16 plates have the ornate circular ink stamp on the Albany Institute.

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 front board and front blank endpaper are detached, the leather on the spine is mostly rubbed away down to the signatures but the binding is still tight, a few text pages show scattered light foxing, some plates show offsetting of the plate image to the facing text page, the remainder of the text and all of the plates are bright and clean; overall a good solid copy.
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