THE NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA or A DESCRIPTION OF THE FOREST TREES OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND NOVA SCOTIA, NOT DESCRIBED IN THE WORK OF François André Michaux. 1855.ILLUSTRATED BY 121 FINE PLATES, colored by A. Biegeman A. N. HART PUBLISHER THREE VOLUME SET
THE NORTHAMERICAN SYLVA; THREE VOLUME SET. 1855
BEING THE FOURTH, FIFTH and SIXTH VOLUMES OF MICHAUX AND NUTTALL’S NORTH AMERICAN SYLVA.
" The North American Sylva is a landmark in the literature of America. In addition to being the first significant survey of American trees and soil, it serves as a fascinating travelogue, providing detailed portraits of the developing American landscape. With Nuttall’s supplement, “it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle" (Sabin 48694-5).
This collection is currently on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
North American Sylva is considered to be one of the most important Botanical works on North American Trees. This attractive 146 year old Three Volume Set is exceptionally clean, bright and attractive with minimal signs of wear . Nuttall, Thomas; The North American Sylva; or A Description of the Forest Trees of The United States, Canada and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F.Andrew Michaux, and Containing All the Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pacific, and into the Confines of California, as well as in Various Parts of the United States.; Philadelphia: A.N. Hart; 1855; 3 Volumes Set; Illustrated by 121 fine plates, coloured by A. Biegeman.;4to; full decorative leather, all edges are gilt, ribbed spine, Vol. I : 136pp; Vol 2: 123pp;Vol 3: 148pp; Very Good condition (little rubbing to the extremities, little faint foxing spots in several places throughout the set, previous owner's name and date (1867) on the front end page of each volume, otherwise bright firm and attractive).
ITEM # SYL PRICE $2,200.00