Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1925. First Edition Limited. Hardcover. Limited edition, 5 volumes, limited to 500 copies. Original, navy blue morocco backed, linen-covered boxes, metal Smithsonian medal front cover, cloth ties. Each portfolio contains 80 loose lithographs of floral specimens with descriptive text. Volume 1 w/ string-tied booklet w/ forward signed by Wolcott and list of subscribers. Mixed set: Volume 1 #149, Vol 2 #436, Vol 3 #480, Vol 4 #224 and Vol 5 # 229. Vols 2-5 in perfect, unused condition, still in individual publishers boxes. Vol 1 - leather spine moderately worn/soiled, covers moderately soiled/darkened, top lid of box some loss, but all plates in near fine condition. Original subscribers include names like Du Pont, Rockefeller, et al. Original prospectus ("the sum of $500') and subscription form laid into Vol 1. This is the original set of 5 volumes as conceived and subscribed to and does not include Walcott's Pitcherplants, published a decade later. Near Fine. Item #011064

Price: $2,475.00

See all items in HOME & GARDEN, ILLUSTRATED, Nature
See all items by