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Wild Flowers of the United States (a set of six volumes in fourteen parts, in slipcases)

by Rickett, Harold William

Condition: Collectible - Like New


McGraw Hill for the New York Botanical Garden. Collectible - Like New. Condition: Near Fine; Six volumes in fourteen parts (without the index): The Northeastern States, The Southeastern States, Texas, The Southwestern STates, The Northwestern States, and The Central Mountains and Plains. Small folios in variously colored buckram with gilt titles to spine, and all in color-matched slipcases but for volume 6 (red cloth in a gray case). All volumes near fine: vol. 1 green cloth, in two parts, first edition, third printing; vol. 2 brown cloth, in two parts, first edition, second printing; vol. 3 red cloth, in two parts, first edition, first printing; vol. 4 blue cloth, in three parts, first edition, first printing; vol. 5 beige cloth, in two parts, first edition, first printing; vol. 6 in red cloth, in three parts, first edition, first printing. Slipcases overall VG with general shelfwear to all surfaces (rubbing to edges and corners, bumped corners). Vol. 4 slipcase VG-, with pronounced rubbing and toning and the pastedown crumpled at the upper left corner; vol. 5 slipcase VG-,


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