Garden Spice and Wild Pot-Herbs. With illustrations cut on wood by Elfriede Abbe.
Ithaca, NY: Printed by Elfiede Abbe, 1954.
Large quarto (30 x 22 cm.), 211 pages. FIRST EDITION, deluxe issue, limited to ninety hand-numbered copies printed on hand-made Japanese Kochi paper. This is copy number fifty-five. Illustrated with original woodblock prints and two prints made from zinc plates. One folding plate. Includes a list of Synonyms, a Glossary and an Index. A late American herbal of both garden and wild plants, collected and drawn from life by Walter Conrad Muenscher, Professor of Botany at Cornell University. All of the plants were grown or gathered in the vicinity of Ithaca, NY. this deluxe edition was illustrated and printed by sculptor, wood engraver, and botanical illustrator Elfriede Abbe (1919-2012).Her wood engravings are in the collections of Cornell University, Yale University and Carnegie-Mellon University. Half gray-green paper-covered boards green cloth. A fine copy.