PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARTHUR & CHARLOTTE VERSHBOW
WOLFE, Richard J. Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany 1817-1821: An Examination of the Origin, Printing, Binding and Distribution of America's First Color Plate Book, with Special Emphasis on the Manner of Making and Printing Its Colored Plates. North Hills, PA; Boston; Boston Medical Library, 1979.
8o. Title printed in red, green and black. 2 engraved plates (one hand-colored) bound in. Original brown quarter morocco, decorated paper boards, by E.G. Parrot II. Provenance: acquired from the Bird and Bull Press, 1979.
LIMITED EDITION, number 257 of 300 copies. The two original plates were omitted from Bigelow's work after he began utilizing a lithographic means of color-printing. Taylor A21.