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The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America and to Their Uses and Cultivation

by Rogers, Julia Ellen

Condition: Very Good -

Garden City Park, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, Doran, 1935. Hardcover without dust jacket, green cloth covers with bright and clear gilt embossed lettering on front cover (spine gilt lettering faded), xviii + 565 pages, "with sixteen plates in colour and one hundred and sixty in black-and-white from photographs by A. Radclyffe Dugmore", all in addition to the text; gently used ex-school library, tight in binding, light shelf wear to cover corners, moderate wear along spine edges and ends, just a hint of some faded old staining to covers, card pocket inside front cover, rubber stamp and later personal bookplate on free front endpaper, another rubber stamp inside back cover, interior otherwise very clean and unmarked. [this copy priced low, priced to go to a good home as bookseller is nearing retirement, but extra S & H at cost will be requested] See also our listings for Canada's best gardening book, Practical Guide to Gardening in Canada: A Definitive Illustrated Manual of Gardening Techniques, Planning, and Maintenance. . . Hard Cover. Very Good -.


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