North American wild flowers


North American wild flowers


Walcott, Mary Vaux, 1860-1940




Published material

Publication info

Washington, D.C, Smithsonian Institution, 1925


Quarto-sized edition, sometimes also referred to as the "Library edition."

Issued in 5 dark gray linen portfolio volumes with linen ties.

Each volume contains half-title and title leaves, table of contents (description of plates), and 80 loose plates of color-printed illustrations.

"Text only for volume 1 reprinted 1950"--v. 1, t.p. verso.

Edition statement taken from the Prospectus, as described in the Harvard University Library online catalog record for this edition.

"This [Library] edition was printed by the same special process, from the same plates, and on the same kind of all-rag paper as the De Luxe edition, but with less margin on the sheets, which measure 9 1/4 x 12 1/4. The Library edition is bound in substantial linen-covered portfolios, stamped in gold"--P. [2] of Prospectus.

The illustrations, many dated 1925, are reproductions of watercolor drawings by the author.

Also issued in a folio-sized limited, numbered edition with title pages dated 1925.

Volume 1 contains plates numbered 1-77, 24a, 31a, and 56a (for a total of 80 plates); v. 2 contains plates 81-160; v. 3 contains plates 161-240; v. 4 contains plates 241-320; and v. 5 contains plates 321-400.

An index to all plates is included in v. 5.


Botany , North America , Pictorial works , Wild flowers

BHL Collections

Women in Natural History

Call Number

QK112 .W3 1925




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.67774
OCLC: 716921


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