A REPORT ON THE TREES AND SHRUBS GROWING NATURALLY IN THE FORESTS OF MASSACHUSETTS. PUBLISHED AGREEABLY TO AN ORDER OF THE LEGISLATURE, BY THE COMMISSIONERS ON THE ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL SURVEY OF THE STATE.

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.

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