Lincoln: Journal Company State Printers, 1888. 15 pages + 20 beautiful wood-engraved plates depicting grasses. Octavo, 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches; green pictorial wrappers; minor edge fading to wrappers. Item #2764
Charles Bessey (1845 - 1915) was a noted Professor of Botany who created the first undergraduate botanical laboratory in the United States. In 1884 he became Dean of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska and initiated a tree planting experiment that resulted in the Nebraska National Forest, the first man made national forest in the world.