The Date Palm. Bread of the Desert.

New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974.

Quarto, 158 pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. An historical survey of the date palm, but the daughter of Henry Simon, who was a pioneer of American date palm cultivation, and who undertook four years of travel in the Sahara (1910-1914) in search of cultivars. The photographic illustrations in the book are from the elder's trip. Near fine in publisher's green cloth, in a near very good dust jacket with a few closed tears. Inscribed by the author on the free front end paper, "To M..., with love, Hilda Simon."

Price: $90.00