A Class-book of Botany: Designed for Colleges, Academies, and Other Seminaries. In Two Parts: Pt. I. The Elements of Botanical Science. Pt. II. The Natural Orders. Illustrated by a Flora of the Northern, Middle, and Western States; Particularly of the United States North of the Capitol, Lat. 38 3/40

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Crocker & Brewster, 1848 - Botany - 645 pages
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