A Handbook of the Trees of California
San Francisco, California Academy of Sciences, 1905. The scarce signed limited edition of this title by the Canadian-American botanist, who is credited with adding 340,000 specimens to the herbarium of the California Academy of Sciences between 1912 and 1949 (after having helped save nearly 1500 species from the fire of 1906 that destroyed the original building). This title too was also mostly lost in the fire that followed the earthquake of 1906: it was in the process of publication as an "Occasional Paper" of the California Academy of Sciences at the San Francisco printing firm of Edward Bosqui when the fire destroyed the plant. Eastwood, at her own expense, had had 500 copies specially bound for friends and a few had gone in the mail. This is Copy No. 68 of that mostly-destroyed edition. Signed by Eastwood. Owner name of "Jordan" on the front endpaper. [Possibly David S. Jordan, President of the CAS.] Original spine laid down on professionally restored spine, now in a lovely copy in a custom marbled paper and cloth slipcase. [#034898] SOLD
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