COMPILATION OF NOTES ON THE MOST IMPORTANT TIMBER TREE SPECIES OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.
Ahern, George P.:
[Manila. 1901]. 112pp. plus forty-two chromolithographic plates (some folding). Quarto. Original gilt cloth. Head of spine chipped; cloth on fore edge of front board chipped. Boards lightly faded at edges. Very minor scattered foxing, but generally bright and fresh internally. About very good. The only edition of this curious but very beautifully illustrated work on Philippine timber, with descriptive notes on fifty important tree species, uses of wood, gutta percha, authorities cited, etc. "Preliminary investigation by lumbermen will be facilitated by these notes and illustrations, and as the exploitation of these forests will be through American enterprise and capital, the need of a guide to a knowledge of the leading Philippine timber tree species seemed essential" - Preface. Ahern, a captain with the Ninth U.S. Infantry, was in charge of the Forestry Bureau in Manila. He wrote a number of other works on Philippine forestry.
(Item ID: WRCAM22717) $200.00