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Arbustrum Americanum : the American grove, or, an alphabetical catalogue of forest trees and shrubs, natives of the American United States, arranged according to the Linnaean system : containing, the particular distinguishing characters of each genus, with plain, simple and familiar descriptions of the manner of growth, appearance, &c. of their several species and varieties ; also, some hints of their uses in medicine, dyes, and domestic oeconomy

Marshall, Humphry, 1722-1801.

About this work


Philadelphia : Printed by Joseph Crukshank, in Market-Street, between Second and Third-Streets, MDCCLXXXV [1785]

Physical description

xx, 174 pages, 2 unnumbered pages ; 21 cm (8vo)


"William Darlington, Marshall's biographer, calls the book 'the first truly indigenous Botanical Essay published in the Western Hemispher' (DAB)"--Hunt

Dedicated to Benjamin Franklin and other officers and members of the American Philosophical Society

Includes an index

Signatures: [a]⁴ b⁴ c² A-Y⁴ (Y4 blank)

Not in Blake

NLM copy: untrimmed edges. DNLM

Location of original

This material has been provided by the National Library of Medicine (U.S.), through the Medical Heritage Library. The original may be consulted at the National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

National Library of Medicine (U.S.)



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