Albany, NY: State of New York, 1907. Hardcover. First Edition. 418 pp., 4to. 26 full-color, plates. Front cover and spine have fairly bright, blind-stamped gilt lettering and rules. Spine ends and corners are bumped, rubbed and worn. Edges are soiled and foxed. Floral eps. Small, rubber stamped(?) block, in blue ink, on fly leaf reads, "Compliments of William M. Bennett, Member of Assembly." Text, consisting of reports from various Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners, is enlivened by over 100 detailed, b/w, many full-page, illustrations by Hy S. Watson. These illustrations would seem more suited to a work of fiction, or a hunting and fishing periodical of the day, than to this publication. They almost appear to tell a story. There is a very minor water stain...
London: Daldy, Ibister, & Co., 1878. Full-Leather. First Edition. Full leather blue binding with five raised bands, gold tooling to spine, border around cover boards, crest for "Overslade School" impressed in gold on front cover board. Bumping and wear to cover board edges and corners. Marbled endpapers with previous owner's bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Very Good.
Boston, MA: D. Lothrop and Company, 1879. Hard Cover. First Edition. Paper covered boards with a chromolithograph illustration of animals of the world on front cover board, advertisement on rear. Light wear to edges, small bumps to head and foot of spine, The wonders of birds, beautifully illustrated in black and white. Very Good.
London: John Murray, 1950. Hard Cover. Seventh Edition. 8vo. Green cloth-covered boards with gold titling to spine. Scuffing from shelf wear, small chips and at right edge of front cover board, bumping to corners. Previous owner's name in ink and bookplate on front pastedown in each volume. Volume 1 has a tape repair at gutter of rear pastedown.
An important reference in English horticulture, first published in two volumes in 1914, a third volume in 1933, and this Seventh Edition in 1950. Very Good.
New York and London: Luther Burbank Press, 1914. Hard Cover. First Edition. Brown cloth-covered boards, with an embossed illustration of a cherry tree branch with red cherries dangling on covers, gold titling to spine. Light bumping to corners, scuffing from shelf wear. Profusely illustrated with tipped in color plates from photographs. Dedication page to the subscriber, Sarah H. Richardson, tipped in and signed by Robert John, one of the editors of the project. Very clean within. Very Good.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904. Hard Cover. First Edition. Blue cloth-covered boards that had darkened from sunning, pasted title label on spine. All volumes uniformly darkenend from sunning. clean and crisp within. Signed on limitation page by Burroughs. This set is #306 of 750. Very Good.
Skowhegan, Maine: The Independent Reporter Company, 1928. Softcover. As. 73 pp. Sage green wraps are sunned at spine and edges. Darker green title block on front. Interior clean and crisp. A fascinating look at the 100 or so species of trees gathered within one park in a small town in central Maine. Very Good.