Title: The North American Sylva; or, a Description ...
Publisher: Philadelphia: Wm. Rutter & Co., 1865-1871
Publication Date: 1871
Book Condition: Very Good
3 of 5 volumes of a classic set of American Color Plate Books in a unique 1/4 snakeskin binding (green cloth, with python skin spines and green leather labels stamped in gilt. The combined edition of the two works totaled five volumes (three volumes published in 1865 and two more (Nuttall) in 1871. Lacking is volume three of the 1865 Michaux, and volume 2 of the 1871 Nuttall. Together a complete set has 277 very fine hand-colored engraved plates. These 3 volumes are being sold as is. 145 plates (of 162) are present in these three volumes. The color plates are quite beautiful and are protected by tissue. "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." -Sabin 48695. Bookseller Inventory # 6424
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