Halliday, Robert J. Practical Camellia Culture: A Treatise on the Propagation and Culture of the Camellia Japonica (Baltimore: By the Author, 1880). Illustrated.
Duodecimo (12mo). 142 pages. Hardcover. Bound in brown cloth-covered boards stamped on front and spine in gilt, in black in addition to gilt on front cover and in blind on rear cover. Color lithograph frontispiece and four other full page color lithographs, 44 additional woodcut illustrations.
Condition: VG. Loss to top of spine of about 1/8″, half way across. Top edge darkened. Previous owner name signed to first free endpaper. Minor foxing to endpapers. Gilt on cover is crisp and bright.
A scarce copy of the first edition of the first book on the camellia written by an American.