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How to Know the Ferns:  A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of Our  Common Ferns by  Frances Theodora Parsons - Hardcover - Third Edition - 1902 - from Old Saratoga Books and Biblio.com

How to Know the Ferns: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of Our Common Ferns

by Parsons, Frances Theodora

Condition: Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, library markings on spine, front and rear endpapers, rear hinge cracked.


NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, library markings on spine, front . and rear endpapers, rear hinge cracked.. 1902. Third Edition. Hardcover. xiv, 215 pp. + several pages of publisher's ads at rear. Decorative brown cloth binding with green fern design and gilt titles stamped on front boards, designed and signed by Margaret Armstrong. Many illustrations and black and white photos. ; Ex-Library .


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