Washington, 1878. xx, 404pp. Colored frontispiece and thirty back and white plates. Quarto. Original cloth. Slight nicks to spine, unobtrusive old blindstamp on title, else good. This is the botanical volume to the Wheeler survey, issued as the sixth volume in the final report of the survey. Wheeler's massive scientific survey of the West occupied a decade after the Civil War, and was a source of pioneering scientific work. This botany volume was prepared by Joseph T. Rothrock, a professor of botany at the University of Pennsylvania. It covers Nevada, Utah, California, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 9658. (Inventory #: WRCAM13908)
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