Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1846. xv,547pp. plus seventeen plates. Later green cloth, gilt morocco label. Institutional ink inscription on front free endpaper. Minor foxing and wear, else good. Item #WRCAM34887
George Barrell Emerson (1797-1881) was a prominent educator in Massachusetts, who supplemented his regular work with important studies in natural history. During his tenure as president of the Boston Society of Natural History, Emerson was appointed chairman of a commission to make a zoological and botanical survey of Massachusetts. With seventeen engravings of leaves. DAB VI, p.127-28.