Dec 08, 2022 - Sale 2624

Sale 2624 - Lot 191

Price Realized: $ 4,160
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(BOTANICAL.) Francois Andrew Michaux; and Thomas Nuttall. The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. 277 hand-colored engraved or lithographed plates. 5 volumes. Royal 8vo, 22x7 1/2 inches, publisher's ornamental blind-stamped brown morocco, light rubbing, lower spines with cosmetic repairs; internally clean and bright; monogrammed bookplates, each title-page and a few text leaves with "Mark Skinner Library, Manchester, Vermont" blindstamp. Philadelphia: D. Rice and A. N. Hart, 1857

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Classic works illustrating the leaves, nuts, pinecones, berries, etc. of North American trees.

"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 unrivalled interest and 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" -- Sabin 48695.