New York, East
5 June 1997
MARSHALL, HUMPHRY. Arbustrum Americanum: the American Grove, or, an Alphabetical Catalogue of Forest Trees and Shrubs, natives of the American United States, arranged according to the Linnaean System...also, some hints of their uses in Medicine, Dyes, and Domestic Oeconomy. Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1785. 8vo, 210 x 123 mm., nineteenth-century half morocco gilt, t.e.g., others uncut, minor wear to extremities. FIRST EDITION, with final blank present. Hunt 674; Pritzel 5834; Sabin 44776; Evans 19068.
Described by Marshall's biographer, William Darlington, as "the first truly indigenous Botanical Essay published in the Western Hemisphere" (Dictionary of American Biography).
Provenance: George Brinley, small label on upper gutter margin on title (no. 6592) -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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