New York: G. H. Buek & Co., 1894. First Edition. Pictorial wraps of a wildflower bouquet on the cover and two cherubic children romping in a field on the rear. Illustration by Maud Humphrey. Two staple binding. 8.5" x 12", not paginated, 16 pp. of colored illustrations and descriptions of wildflowers from across the country. These first 15 volumes contain 240 plates. Volume 1 has detached front cover, several small chips at edges and fade from aging at the top of the stack. Vol. 15 has tear along spine of front cover. All 13 other volumes are in VG condition, mostly bright and attractive. Very good. Item #1966
"The motive of the work is to present the wild flowers of America as they are, as we see them as we ought to know them and ought to remember them, preserving with the strictest truth the essential characteristics of each specimen." - Publisher's Notes V. 1.