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THE NATIVE FLOWERS AND FERNS OF THE UNITED STATES IN THEIR BOTANICAL, HORTICULTURAL, AND POPULAR ASPECTS
Boston, 1878. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter morocco and pebbled cloth, gilt emblem on front boards, spines gilt, raised bands, a.e.g. Very minor foxing and offsetting. Overall very good. Meehan was an Englishman, trained at Kew, who moved to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1853, where he spent the rest of his life running a nursery and editing various gardening periodicals. This is his masterwork, and one of the leading authorities on ferns in America. It is also a notable 19th-century American color plate book, issued by Prang of Boston, the leading chromolithographer of the period. The first volume comprises the entire first series, the second volume contains the second series.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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