Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1916.
Limited Edition. Hardcover. 9 7/8" X 6 1/2". 55pp. Preface in English, original text in French only. Stated 1916 reprint, possibly later. Edition limited to 250 numbered and signed copies, 50 are printed on large paper, quarto; the remainder, octavo , on buff-tinted rag paper, all are uniformly bound in boards, uncut, paper label. This copy is unnumbered and unsigned, perhaps a printer's or binder's copy. All leaves have been opened, likely rebound as well. Bound in blue paper over boards, with spine backed in blue cloth and lettered in black. Binding shows moderate wear, with edgewear, bumping, spot of heavy rubbbing to upper board, toning, and corners split and turned in. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper, dated 1951. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid and presentable facsimile reprint of the first book published in the United States by an American botanist about American botany, horticulture, and floriculture. Good. Item #5628