Please note that there is one loose page (p.292) where the perfect binding split during my use of this book. Otherwise, the book is in good condition --- no water damage, no odors, some notes in the margin since I used this book as a textbook in a course. I also wrote my surname on the top of the book so other students would not appropriate my book.
If you want to know almost everything there is to know about woody plants from an academic point of view, use this book.
I now live in Florida and just dig into the rapidly growing plants here and relish every minute of my time outdoors marveling at them and their rapid growth.