American Woods, Exhibited by Actual Specimens and with Copious Explanatory Text (12 of 14 volumes)
Place Published: Lowville, NY
Publisher: Published and Sections Prepared by the Author
Book Id: 39972
12 of 14 volume set. Missing volumes 4 and 14. Each volume contains loose plates and an accompanying text laid in a green cloth chemise that is housed in a matching green cloth slipcases with clasps and titles in gilt on the backstrip. Octavos [25.5 cm] The three window plates contain real wood specimens and show transverse, radial and tangential sections. Ex-lib with mostly unobtrusive marks on the plates ("San Bernardino Free Public Library" small by hand in white ink at the head of all of the plates), chemise (bookplates and barcode sticker on the front pastedowns) and booklets (small ink stamp at the head of the front free endsheet and again on the title page). There are no library marks on the slipcases, or on the spines.Volume 1 (1910 - 3rd edition) complete with 27 plates. The Tangential window of plate 25 is split. Clasp missing from slipcase. Volume 2 (1898 - 2nd edition) complete with 26 plates. Volume 3 (1900 - 2nd edition) complete with 26 plates. Volume 5 (1894 - 1st edition) complete with 25 plates. Volume 6 (1895 - 1st edition) 24 of 25 plates with a duplicate. Missing plate 143: Sequoia Sempervirens (Redwood of the Coast). There is a duplicate of plate 148: Pinus Contorta (California Scrub Pine)The transverse window of plates 130,136,147 and 150 are split. Volume 7 (1897 - 1st edition) complete with 25 plates. The transverse window of plates 156,157,164 and 167 are split. Volume 8 (1899 - 1st edition) complete with 25 plates. Volume 9 (1903 - 1st edition) complete with 25 plates. The transverse window of plates 204 and 211 are split. The tangential window of plate 207 is split. Volume 10 (1904 - 1st edition) 24 of 25 plates. Missing plate 228: Cereus Giganteus (Saguaro). Volume 11 (1910 1st edition) complete with 25 plates. The tangential window section of plate 271 is split. The transverse window of plate 272 is chipped with loss. Volume 12 (1911 - 1st edition) complete with 25 plates. The transverse window of plate 278 is split. Clasp missing from slipcase. Volume 13 (1913 - 1st edition) Complete with 25 plates. The transverse window of plates 308, 313 and 316 are split.
Mostly complete set (volume 14 was published posthmously) of this monumental work.