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    An Attractive Set of Michaux and Nuttall, with 276 Hand-Colored Plates

    F. Andrew Michaux and Thomas Nuttall. The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. Philadelphia: Wm. Rutter,1871.

    Five quarto volumes. 276 hand-colored plates: 156 hand-colored stipple-engraved plates and 120 (of 121) hand-colored lithograph plates. Many of the engraved plates are from drawings by Pierre Joseph Redouté, his brother Henri Joseph Redoute, or Pancrace Bassa. The lithograph plates are primarily without credit, though a few are credited to J. Worley.

    Custom half leather with mottled beveled boards, using the original publisher's leather spines with gilt and blind stamping. Lightly rubbed and edge worn. Some joints beginning to crack. Mild toning throughout. All volumes in very good or better condition.


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