Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Michaux (François André) - Histoire des Arbres Forestiers de l'Amérique Septentionale,
Michaux (François André)
Histoire des Arbres Forestiers de l'Amérique Septentionale,
24 parts in 3 vol., first edition, Stafleu's second issue with third issue of vol.3 title, half-titles, 138 stipple-engraved plates printed in colours and finished by hand after P.Bessa, P.J.Redouté, H.J.Redouté and others, without the 2 "bis" plates in vol.2 (as often), tissue guards, foxed and browned, some offsetting from text on plates, the de Belder copy, label of Horticultural Society of New York Kenneth K. Mackenzie bequest on front pastedowns and pockets on rear, modern morocco-backed cloth, g.e., [Great Flower Books p.119; Nissen BBI 1360; Sabin 48693], 8vo, Paris, Haussmann & d'Hautel, 1810-13.
⁂ The first silva of North America; the product of the travels of François-André Michaux and his father André, and the standard work on the subject for many years.
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