Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural: Being Also a Medical Botany of the Southern States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of Trees, Plants and Shrubs

Walker, Evans & Cogswell, printers, 1869 - 733 páginas

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