Title: Botanica Neglecta. William Young, Jr. (of ...
Publication Date: 1916
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
YOUNG, WILLIAM. Botanica Neglecta. William Young, Jr. (of Philadelphia) "Botaniste de Penslyvanie" and his Long-Forgotten Book. Being a Facsimile Reprint. Philadelphia, 1916. 4to. xi, , 55 p. Unopened. Cloth-backed boards, printed paper label. Endpapers discolored from glue migration, extremities a bit rubbed, but a very good copy. One of 50 copies on large paper, quarto, signed and numbered by the editor, Samuel N. Rhoads. A facsimile reprint of Young's Catalogue d'Arbres, Arbustes et Plantes Herbacees d'Amerique, par M. Yong, Botaniste de Pensylvanie, published in Paris in 1783, with a lengthy introduction by the American antiquarian Samuel Nicholson Rhoads. Rhoads considered the work the earliest published book by an American botanist devoted solely to American plants. There were also 200 copies on small paper, octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 13510
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