New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1881. New and Enlarged. 1/4 cloth. A Very Good+ copy of the 1881 New and Enlarged Edition, with 800 engravings. Boards rubbed, corners frayed, small chip to head of spine. Text block solid and tight with no markings to lesson and exercise pages. 12mo. 5 x 7.25 inches. Black calf spine with gilt lettering and floral ornament over dark green pebbled boards. xvii, 202 pp. with 4 pp. opinions, testimonials and reviews and 2 pp. publishers listings. Former owner's dated signature penciled on ff.
A delightful introductory work on Botany for children, emphasizing direct plant observation and the study of actual specimens. Finely rendered text illustrations from Professor Gray's Genera of Plants accompany the lessons and exercises through out. Very Good +. Item #7036