New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1966/67. First Printing of the First American Edition. Boards. Two Volume Set. Both volumes are in Fine Condition with Fine Dust Jackets. Quarto (8.25 x 10.75 Inches). Red boards with gilt lettering. Volume I: 335 pp. Fully illustrated with 187 color plates and 280 illustrations in b/w. Vol. II: 340 pp with 175 color plates and 293 b/w illustrations.
A clear comprehensive introduction to botany, and the relationship of flowering plants. In the first of a three-part series, Professor de Wit describes and illustrates the major plant families, beginning with the living fossil; the ginkgo to pines, evergreens to 108 botanical families concluding with the primrose. Includes habitat, history, uses, (both traditional and contemporary), and country lore. Fine in Fine DJ. Item #5611