Paris. An XI - 1803. ,314,pp. plus frontispiece. Contemporary half sheep and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Front hinge tender. Internally clean. Near fine. Item #WRCAM47328
An essay on the Robbinia tree, or Black Locust, by a member of the Senat Conservateur and L'Institut National. It contains the author's essay plus additional pieces by various writers extracted from scientific journals relative to the culture and uses of the tree. Included is Crevecoeur's work, published in 1786, on the culture and uses of Robbinia in the United States. The tree, also known as False Acacia, is found in the Eastern United States and Mexico. A significant early work on American trees.