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North American Sylva Candle Tree
Inodorous Candle Tree (Myrica inodorq) Plate #14 from the work "The North American Sylva..." by Francois Andre Michaux, the American Edition published in 1857. These are hand finished Colored engravings. The plates measure 10.5" x 7". This plate reads Pl XIV in upper right, Inodorous Candle Tree in the bottom left, Myrica inodora at bottom center, and Cirier inodore at the bottom right. The Title Page reads: "The North American Sylva; or, the Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, Not Described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and Containing All The Forest Trees Discovered in the Rocky Mountains, The Territory of Oregon, Down to the Shores of the Pacific, and Into The Confines of California, as Well as in Various Parts of the United States. Illustrated with 121 Colored Plates. By Thomas Nuttall, F.L.S. Member of the American Philosophical Society and of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. etc. etc. etc; Three Volumes in Two. Vol, 1 Being the Fourth Volume of Michaux and Nuttall's North American Sylva. Philadelphia: Published by D. Rice & A.N. Hart, No. 27 Minor Street. 1857.". Condition: Very good, binding edge, impurities in paper, light yellow spot within the image lowerleft quadrent by the top of leaf, tiny speck within the image area above the r in Myrica, (see Enlargements).


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