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HOUGH (Romeyn B.). The American Woods, Exhibited by Actual Specimens and with Copious Explanatory Text.1894

Lowville, N.Y; Published by the Author, 4 Vols., small 4to (250 x 160 mm), vols., 1-4 only (of 14), vol. 4 first edition, vol. 1 & 2 third edition, vol. 3 second edition, text in original paper wrappers, 312 thin wood samples on 104 cards, each in transverse, radial and tangential sections, one or two cracking with age, housed in uniform cloth chemises and slipcases, metal clasps, over a fine set in remarkable good condition. Romeyn B. Hough (1857-1924) an expert in American trees, he devoted most of his life to the study and sample collection needed for this monumental publication. He started work on The American Woods in 1893 and it was eventually completed after his death by his daughter Marjorie Hough. These first four volumes document woods of the North-eastern United States.

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