Los Angeles: Abbey San Encino Press, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 9.5 x 12.5 in. Translated from the Dutch by E. J. Labarre. Fully illustrated with 126 affixed color plates throughout plus color frontispiece, illustrated by C. Rol, J. Voerman, Jr. and H. Rol. Cover woodcut by Vernon Jay Morse. Minor nick to head of spine, otherwise near fine in original sage green paper-covered boards with cover woodcut decoration. Text block is tight and sound, clean of marks, illustrations bright. Item #33481
From a limited edition of 1,000 copies, this being Number 630. Cover woodcut artist Vernon Jay Morse (1898–1965) frequently depicted California landscapes and became associated with California Scene painting (oil and woodcut) alongside contemporaries Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt and Emily Kosa, Jr. This volume is considered the "first American book exclusively on succulents other than cacti," and is dedicated to the readers and friends of the Cactus and Succulent Journal.