Sale 20JJ02 | Lot 72

[COLOR PLATE-BOTANY] PURSH, FREDERICK [TRAUGOTT]. Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or, A Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America.

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[COLOR PLATE-BOTANY]  PURSH, FREDERICK [TRAUGOTT]. Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or, A Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America.

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Lot 72
[COLOR PLATE-BOTANY] PURSH, FREDERICK [TRAUGOTT]. Flora Americae Septentrionalis; or, A Systematic Arrangement and Description of the Plants of North America.
London: White, Cochrane, and Co., 1814. Two volumes, quarter green morocco, marbled sides, all edges sprinkled. xxvi, 358 pp; [ii], 359-751, [1] pp., 6 pp. ads., with 24 very fine hand-colored plates, 15 in volume I, the balance in volume II. Joints weak, some minor spotting to text, plates clean. Bookplate of Charles H. Olmsted.
This is the first botanical work to include plants from the Pacific coast, substantially based on the specimens collected by Lewis and Clark. "This is the most important work which had hitherto been published on the Botany of North America. The author was an industrious and intelligent botanist, and had traversed the greater part of the United States, in order to examine its natural productions in their native situations. In the compilation of this work he had access to the most celebrated herbariums of England, and was aided and especially patronized by A. B. Lambert, Esq., V. P. of the L. S." (Rich). Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 6a; Nissen BBI 1570; Pritzel 7370; Sabin 66728; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 8404.


C From the Collection of Quentin Keynes; Gift to his American doctor

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $3,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Travel, Natural History, Americana and Sporting Books

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