NY: Henry Holt & Company, 1912. Illustrated. First Edition. Signed presentation from Collins on the front endpaper: “Haven Metcalf, with the compliments of J. Franklin Collins.” James Franklin Collins [1863-1940] and Haven Metcalf [1875-1940] were both prominent botanists and collaborated on several works, especially regarding chestnut bark disease. It was at the beginning of the 20th century when the chestnut blight began killing trees in the United States. This title is an early field guide to trees, with photographs and detailed sketches. Books signed by Collins are uncommon. A nice association copy! 16mo., flexible green cloth covers, stamped in gilt; 184 pages with ads. Item #57141
Very Good (covers nice, tiny stain rear cover; contents clean & tight). A nice copy.