6 December 2004
BARTON, William Paul Crillon (1786-1856). Vegetable materia medica of the United States; or Medical botany. Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1817-19.
2 volumes, 4o (272 x 218 mm). Half-titles, list of subscribers, advertisement leaf after p.76 in vol I and binder's note at end of vol I. (Some foxing and browning, as usual.) 50 hand-colored engraved plates (some browning and offsetting from text). Contemporary tree calf (few repairs to spines, lightly rubbed); cloth slipcase. Provenance: William D. Gallagher, Philadelphia (pencil signature on pastedown); Dr. James Norris (ink signatures on titles); Gordon W. Jones, M.D., Falmouth, Virginia (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. One of the first botanical works with colored plates published in the United States. Garrison-Morton 1841; Nissen BBI 85; Norman 127; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 324. (2)
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