The American Flora, Vol. I-II, by Asa B. Strong, 1847 and 1848. Volume I: Published by J. C. Burdick, New York. Octavo, 142 pages including index and advertisement, lithographic additional title, frontispiece, and 50 plates, printed in colors and finished by hand, hardbound in tooled red cloth covers with with gilt lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine. Volume II: Published by Green and Spencer, New York. Octavo, 192 pages including index, lithographic additional title, frontispiece, and 46 plates, printed in colors and finished by hand, hardbound in tooled green cloth covers with with gilt lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine. Both volumes 10 1/4" H x 8" W x 1 1/4" D. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with fading, shelf wear, bumped corners, stains, etc., to covers. Heavy foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, toning to majority of pages including frontispiece (does not affect legibility). Toning impressions from colored plates visible on tissue paper guards. Color plates are collated. 10" x 1/2" tears to edges of pages 135-138, Volume II. Pencil inscriptions from previous owner to front end papers of both volumes.
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