Lot 36 of 539:
Ferns of North America, 1879-80  

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Title:
The Ferns of North America: Colored Figures and Descriptions
Author:
Eaton, Daniel Cady
Place:
Salem
Publisher:
S.E. Cassino
Date:
1879-80
Description:

2 volumes. [2], xiv, 352; xxxi, 285 pp.  Illustrated with 81 color plates after drawings by J.H. Emerton and C.E. Faxon. (4to) 32x25 cm (12½x10"),  original green cloth lettered in gilt on covers and spines. First Edition.

Nissen BBI 575. Bennett, p. 37 "Undoubtedly a major permanent work." Eaton spent his entire career at Yale, as both student and professor, except for his graduate studies under Asa Gray at Harvard. His botanical collections are housed at Yale's Peabody Museum. Institutional embossments and remnants of plates.

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Condition:
Rubbing with light fraying at spine ends and corners, edges rubbed a bit; hinges repaired but tender, minuscule chips and tears at edges of somewhat toned and brittle leaves; very good.
 
Item number:
305494
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