The American Woods, Vol. 9

The American Woods, Vol. 9 : Exhibited by Actual Specimens and with Copious Explanatory Text; Representing Twenty-Five Species by Twenty-Five Sets of Sections (Classic Reprint)

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Excerpt from The American Woods, Vol. 9: Exhibited by Actual Specimens and With Copious Explanatory Text; Representing Twenty-Five Species by Twenty-Five Sets of Sections
The work is the outgrowth of one, of somewhat similar plan, proposed by my father some years since, but which he did not carry into effect. Its design is primarily and principally to show, in as compact and perfect a manner as possible, authentic specimens of our American woods, both native and introduced. For that end three sections, respectively transverse, radial and tangential to the grain (see Glossary), are made of each timber, sufficiently thin to allow in a measure the transmission of light, and securely mounted in well made frames.
The three planes above mentioned show the grain from all sides. So to speak, no plane being possible but that would be either one of them or a combination of them. The difficulty, however, of cutting a great number of sections exactly on those planes is obvious, so let it be under stood that the terms, transverse, radial and tangential, are, in many cases, only approximately exact in their application.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243094213
  • 9780243094219