Publisher San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Company, 1931
Seller ID GY815-064
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 7 inches. (xii), 115 pp. Illustrated half-title, frontispiece, 36 block prints by Harry Howes Hall; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Full orange cloth over boards, illustrated and titled in black, decorative end-papers, pictorial dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, soiling on covers, shelf wear. Very Good. This is a children's book that gives botanical information about the Torrey Pines, a species native to California, and restricted to the area around San Diego, from the point of view of the trees themselves. William Maurice Culp was involved in education in California in the 1920s and 30s. The book was issued by Harr Wagner Publishing Company of San Francisco, a leading publisher of educational material, for children and their teachers. 36 excellent botanical block prints by Harry Howes Hall, dust-jacket in above average condition, still boasts the original prince as issued.
Tumba of Torrey Pines, William Maurice Culp, Harry Howes Hall