The Leaf-Collector’s Hand-Book and Herbarium: An Aid in the Preservation and in the Classification of Specimen Leaves of the Trees of Northeastern America

By: Newhall, Charles S.

Price: $50.00

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Green gilt-decorated cloth, 16 by 24 cm, xv, 216 pp., illus. Light scuffing and scratches to the boards; minor rubbing, wear, and dings to the edges and extremities along with a couple of tiny tears at the head of the spine. There is a name stamped on the ffep, and the ffep, title page, and content page are detached from the textblock. Meant to be an album in which to store pressed leaves, this volume has spacers built into the binding so when full of leaves the covers won’t be splayed. There is a pocket inside the rear cover for storing leaves, and directions on how to use the book, as well as lists of Genera and a guide to identification. At the rear of the volume, some sheets of gummed paper are bound in, which you could trim and use to affix leaves to the proper pages. Some of the gummed paper has been clipped and used. There are 20 leaf specimens placed throughout the volume – most in their correct place, some are affixed using the gummed paper, but many are laid it. Several of the leaves have left stains on the facing pages. With a little TLC, this could be a beautiful volume. With a little leaf hunting, it could be quite stunning. Laid in is a small bundle of three sheets of blotting paper tied at the corner with a pink ribbon. Between the sheets are a few more leaf specimens. You can see evidence that the paper was once used for blotting ink writing and stamps.

Title: The Leaf-Collector’s Hand-Book and Herbarium: An Aid in the Preservation and in the Classification of Specimen Leaves of the Trees of Northeastern America

Author Name: Newhall, Charles S.

Categories: Botany,

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons (The Knickerbocker Press): 1892

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2747