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Author/Composer/Artist Wilson, Ernest H.
Publisher / Producer The Stratford Company
Publication / Performance Date 1927
Publishing Location / Performance Venue Boston, Massachusetts
Summary Volume I of two books in a series written by the most prominent American plant hunter of the early 1900s, Ernest H. 'Chinese' Wilson. When published, Wilson was Keeper of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. This volume is signed by the author. Volume I covers plant hunting locations in South and Central Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the Tropics, and Asia (termed the Orient, by the author). It tells stories of collecting adventures and provides scientific information of relating to specific flora, climate conditions, growing cultures, and some fauna.
Physical Description 9 1/4" tall, 6 1/2" wide, and 1 1/2" deep. 276 pages printed on heavy cream-colored stock. Intermittently placed black and white half-tones of photographs taken by the author. These are printed on glazed cream stock. Volume is weighty for its size. Hard bound in dark green faux leather. Front and back end papers in lighter green card stock show identical maps of the world with some countries identified in bronze ink. On end papers, book's title appears across the bottom of both pages, framed in bronze print. Front cover carries the title and author's name in gilded block lettering; spine is printed in the same lettering with the title, author's surname, the volume number, and publisher's name. Volume I signed by the author on the first full page. Well indexed. Illustrated.
Condition Good
Catalog Number 1976.1.1570.1
Object Name Book
Search Terms Wilson, Ernest H. (Often called 'Chinese' Wilson.)