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Field Book of Western Wild Flowers, with five hundred illustrations in black and white, and forty-eight plates in color drawn from nature by the author

Artist:
Written and illustrated by Margaret Neilson Armstrong (American, New York 1867–1944 New York)
Author:
John James Thornber (American, 1872–1962)
Publisher:
G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York and London) and London
Printer:
Knickerbocker Press (New York, NY)
Date:
1915
Medium:
illustrations: color photographic process and offset lithography
Dimensions:
6 7/8 x 3 15/16 x 1 5/16 in. (17.5 x 10 x 3.4 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
Gift of Constance C. McPhee, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.518
Not on view
Inscription: on first flyleaf in ink: "Mrs. William B. Bourn (?)/ to C. O. J./ San Mateo Cal./ 1915
on second fly leaf in ink: "Judith W. Brumm" / "Norman Brumm/ March 30, 1971/ New York (used bookstore/ 4th Ave & 10th St. area)"

Marking: label, pasted inside back cover: "The White House/ Books in Various Languages/ San Francisco" [label of the book department of a department store, ca. 1914-15]
The White House [Department Store] (San Francisco, California); Mrs. William B. Bourn (American, active 1915); Norman Brunn (American, active 1971); Judith W. Brunn (American, active after 1971); Powell's Books (Portland, Oregon); Donor: Constance C. McPhee
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