SMEE, Alfred (1818-1877)
The Potatoe Plant, its uses and properties: together with the cause of the present malady
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1846. 8vo. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches). 10 lithographs on zinc by W. H. Hooper. Publisher's ads. Library stamps on title.
A contemporary work on the Irish Potato Famine of 1845.
Smee, the surgeon to the Bank of England, argues that the infamous potato blight of 1845 was caused by aphids. This copy complete with the 10 plates, unusually lithographed on zinc instead of stone.