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A Manual of Botany for North America: Containing generic and specific descriptions of the indigenous plants and common cultivated exotics, growing north of the Gulf of New Mexico, in 2 Parts, complete.

Eaton, Amos

Published by Albany, NY: Oliver Steele, . Sixth Edition., 1833
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Pp. x, (2), 13-401; (3), 4-137, (1, errata). One-half later brown cloth over marbled boards, spine is ruled in gilt and with red cloth title/author label also lettered in gilt, brown endpapers, 8vo. Prior to Agassiz, no other individual contributed nearly so much to American culture through the actual study of natural history as did Amos Eaton" (quote from Smallwood and Smallwood, 1941, Natural History of the American Mind, p. 283). Signature of C. Sheppard dated 1834 on the front blank endpaper. On the verso of that page it states "Gift of John Sheppard, nephew of Clarkson Sheppard, to Francis W. Pennell." Finally, there is the signature of F. W. Pennell on the front blank endpaper underneath the signature of C. Sheppard. There is also a note in pencil on another blank endpaper that is likely from one of the signed owners. Francis Whittier Pennell 1886-1952) was an American botanist best known for his studies of the Scrophulariaceae. Employed by the New York Botanical Garden and then by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, he carried out botanical research in both North America and South America (from Wiki). Some foxing and browning to the endpapers only, very occasional foxing to some text pages, the newer binding is bright, clean and attractive; overall a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 6155

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Title: A Manual of Botany for North America: ...

Publisher: Albany, NY: Oliver Steele, . Sixth Edition.

Publication Date: 1833

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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