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The silva of North America : a description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico,
Houghton, Mifflin and company 1891 - 14 volume complete set. Folios. Publisher's boards. Solid bindings. Rubbing to cover. 37 x 29 cm. 740 plates. Scattered foxing throughout. The drawings by Mr. Faxon have been engraved (v. 1-5 by Philibert and Eugene Picart)--under the direction of A. Riocreux. Contents: I. Magnoliaceae-Ilicineae.-II. Cyrillaceae-Sapindaceae.-III. Anacardiaceae-Leguminosae.-IV. Rosaceae-Saaeifragaceae.-V. Hamamelideae-Sapotaceae.-VI. Ebenaceae-Polygonaceae.-VII. Lauraceae-Juglandaceae.-VIII. Cupuliferae (Quercus)-IX. Cupuliferae-Salicaceae.-X. Liliaceae-Conferae.-XI. Coniferae (Pinus)-XII. Coniferae (Abietineaeafter Pinus).-XIII. Supplement: Rhamnaceae-Rosaceae.-XIV. Supplement: Cariacaceae-Coniferae. General index. Nissen 1728, Sitwell p. 135. Charles Sprague Sargent was the first director of Harvard's Arnold Abortetum and noted dendrologist. Sarget helped create 21 million acres of national forest reserves. This work was his magnum opus and the authoritative source on North American trees. "The Silva documents the minutest, fullest details as to the characteristics in trunk, in branch, in twig, in leaf, in flower, in fruit, of every tree hitherto observed in all the length and breadth of North America in 14 volumes. The narrative by Sargent is an account of its climatical and geographic range." ???????????????????????· Mariners' Museum Library Gallery. "Unsparing in editorial and artistic talent it stands today as the most elaborate of American botanical books: costly, but abundantly paying its way, and a rarely good investment for early purchasers. For twenty-one years the "Silva" was in process of making. The publication of its beautiful folio volumes was distributed over the years 1891-1902, and the originally contemplated thirteen had grown to fourteen." Trelease, William. Biographical Memoir of Charles Sprague Sargent, National Academy of Sciences, 1928, 254 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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