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[Photo Album]: Several Botany Trips by the Harvard Botany Club [hand-lettered title page]: Photographs Volume II Summer 1954 concluded to [1955]"
1954-1955. Three-ring bound loose leaf binder. 153 mounted black-and-white photographs, most approximately 3.5" x 5", mostly fine, with a small group (perhaps ten or fewer) of commercial images of park locations. Virtually all are captioned. Internal evidence seems to indicate that American botanist, author, and photographer Sherwin Carlquist (recipient of the 1993 Asa Gray Award) was most likely the compiler of this album. The first sections consists of well-composed images of a botany trip in the West, primarily in California (Morro Bay, Carmel, Bolinas Bay, Lagunitas), Oregon (Pistol River, Brandon, Harris Beach State Park, and many other locations), and Washington (Pacific Beach, Olympia National Forest, Sekiu, Kalalock Beach, Friday Harbor). These are followed by images of trips to Long Island (only a few images), followed by images of several trips with the Harvard Botany Club to Mt. Washington (several trips), Plum Island, Horn Pond Mt., and a trip to Illinois. With few exceptions the images are devoted largely to Botany and geology. The later Harvard Botany Club's trips are well-captioned and identify several participants notable in scientific (not surprisingly botany) circles such as Robert Dressler and A.Q. Dickson. Curiously we have found mention of a second volume that was sold on (it annoys us mightily that they have been separated), but this is as we found it, and is at least interesting and can clearly stand alone. .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
Last Found On: 2015-07-07           Check availability:      IOBABooks    


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