London: Printed for James Black and Son, 1816. Second edition. Original Cloth. 8vo. 2nd edition. 2 volumes. Original boards boxed. Large paper copy. Hinges weak on both volumes. Paper labels frayed as are the ends of spine. Moderate foxing to text and plates. Collation: xxxvi, 725 p. + 24 engraved plates. Plates uncolored as issued. The two volumes are housed in a drop-down box with green leather spine and marble paper over boards. Edges of box covered with linen. Spine with raised bands and 6 compartments. Separate red morocco labels for title, author and date of publication. Floral gilt stamp in each remaining panel. Good +. Item #0000234
Scarce copy of this seminal work which provided first information on a number of plants collected by Lewis and Clark. (Cleveland, 776, 1st ed.; Nissen, 1570).