The North American Sylva; Or, A Description Of The Forest Trees Of The United States, Canada, And Nova Scotia [together with] Nuttall's Supplement. Francois Andre Michaux, Thomas Nuttall.

The North American Sylva; Or, A Description Of The Forest Trees Of The United States, Canada, And Nova Scotia [together with] Nuttall's Supplement

Philadelphia: W.M. Rutter, 1871. leather_bound. 184, 180, 180, 207, 215. 27 x 19 cm. 277 colored plates -- 156 hand-colored plates (MIchaux) and 121 lithographic plates with hand-coloring (Nuttall), plus engraved frontispiece of Michaux. The Michaux plates were drawn by the Redoute brothers, and Pancrace Bessa. Originally published 1810-1813, translated into English by Hillhouse, 1817. Reissued in Philadelphia, 1850-1851 with Notes by J.J. Smith. Nuttall's Supplement was issued in 1853. SABIN 48695. "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivaled beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle." NISSEN 1361 & 1458. Index. Raised bands, spine labels lettered in gilt, armorial bookplates of Grenville-Lindall-Winthrop, plates and text clean, hint of toning limited to free endpapers first two vols, one volume nicked at spine head; overall, a lovely fresh set. Contemporary full brown embossed morocco. Aeg. Near fine. 5 vols. Item #18933

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