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Newhall, Charles S.; Britton, Nath. L. (Intro
Newhall's Northeastern America, Complete in Four Volumes: The Trees of Northeastern America, The Leaf-Collector's Hand-Book and Herbarium, The Shrubs of Northeastern America, and The Vines of Northeastern America [4 Volume Set]
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897. Hardcover. This handsome, complete set gathers together Newhall's guides to the trees, leaves, shrubs, and vines of Canada and the Northeastern United States east of the Mississippi River. American naturalist Charles Stedman Newhall (1842-1935) had a winding path toward becoming an esteemed naturalist of his era; after serving as a Union soldier in the Civil War, Newhall studied theology and entered the ministry, becoming a college professor on the subject, and after 25 years in the pastoral profession, became interested in forestry, accepted a position as an assistant special forest agent and eventually ascended to his position as Superintendent of Forest Reserves in California (Nelson's Encyclopaedia, 1907). Adding to the sense of history and the legacy of late 19th century nature study, this copy of The Trees of Northeastern America bears the bookplate of naturalist, ornithologist, and illustrator F. Schuyler Matthews (1854-1938), with occasional pencilled notes to pages and five dried leaf specimens. Wander the vast woods and wildernesses of turn of the century America by leafing through this complete set of Newhall's Northeastern America, illustrated in over three hundred figures altogether. This set collects all four of Charles S. Newhall's four volumes on the trees, shrubs, and vines of Northeastern America, each volume bound in kind in rich brown over bevelled boards, with upper boards and spines stamped with gilt foliage and lettered in a woodland-embellished gilt script. Moderate wear to bindings, with bumping and fraying to corners, sma … [Click Below for Full Description]
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