The North American Sylva; or a Description of Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia÷ To which is added a Desctiption of the most Useful of the European Forest Trees

Philadelphia Rice, Rutter & Co. 1865 8vo. 5 volumes in half leather on marble boards. Spines with raised bands and tooled panels; title, author and volume in separate panels, all gilt. Collation: vol. 1 184 p.; vol.2 180 p.; vol. 3 180 p. + 156 engraved and hand colored plates; vol. 4 (1 of Nuttall) 207 [1] p.; vol. 5 (vol. 2 0f Nuttall) 215 [1] p. + 121 lithographic plates with hand coloring. The original Nuttall stones were lost in a fire at the publishers in 1856 and new stones were made for all later editions of the Sylva. Leather at corners of volumes and ends of spines are rubbed. Very clean and bright copy of this edition of the Michaud & Nuttall Silva. Very good Half calf (Item ID: 0000677)


This is the third issue of the third American edition of the Michaux and the second edition of the Nuttall. According to MacPhail this žissue is distinguished by having a frontispiece portrait of Francois-Andre Michaux, engraved by H. B. Hall from the original painting by Rembrandt (spelled ŽRembrantŪ on the plate) Peale, together with a facsimile of MichauxŪs signature. (Nissen 1361 & 1458; Reese 21).

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