History of Palm Trees Botany Gardening 1856 Seeman 20 color plates leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Sciences, Illustrated Books, Hand Colored Plates, Palm Trees, Botany, Gardening).
Popular History of Palms and Their Allies, Containing a Familiar Account of Their Structure, Geographical and Geological Distribution, History, Properties, and Uses, and a Complete List of All The Species Introduced Into Our Gardens, by Berthold Seemann.
Published 1856, London by Reeve and Benham.
359 pages. Text in English. Complete with 20 lovely color lithographed plates.
Considered the scarcest title within this series of color plate books.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled covers, edges, and end pages.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, small hole at rear base of joint, remains overall very attractive as an object from the middle 19th century.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 5" W.