1942. New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher, 1942.
8vo, 108 pp. Original cream cloth printed in red, green, and black. Covers slightly age-darkened, a few light stains to the cloth, a very good copy, signed by the author.
§ Second edition, signed by the author and illustrator "Reg Manning 12/21/42" and with his signature ink sketch of a smiling cactus. "A 'who's who' of strange plants of the southwest American desert." Manning was best known for his editorial cartoons and won a Pulitzer in 1951 for his commentary on the Korean War. He also wrote several light-hearted but genuinely informative books on the Western desert and cacti in particular. Item #123534