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The British Flora; comprising the Phaenogamous or Flowering Plants and the Ferns ... [Bound with:] Characters of Genera, Extracted from the British Flora. Sir Joseph Dalton HOOKER.
The British Flora; comprising the Phaenogamous or Flowering Plants and the Ferns ... [Bound with:] Characters of Genera, Extracted from the British Flora

The British Flora; comprising the Phaenogamous or Flowering Plants and the Ferns ... [Bound with:] Characters of Genera, Extracted from the British Flora

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1830; Edinburgh: John Carfrae & Son, 1830. 2 volumes in one, 8vo. (8 x 4 3/4 inches). iii-x, 480; 64pp. [Bound with:] An 8pp. contemporary manuscript being extracts from Hooker's Muscologia Britannica.

Contemporary smooth tan calf, a bit scuffed.

First edition of Hooker's British Flora, bound with a scarce separately-printed related work.

First published here in 1830, Hooker's British Flora would go through eight editions by 1860. "The object which the Author proposed to himself, in preparing a new Flora of the British Empire, was a twofold nature" 1stly, to provide the young Student with a description of our native plants, arranged according to the simplest method; and 2dly, to afford to the more experienced Botanist, a manual, that should be useful in the field as well as in the closet" (Introduction). The second work bound in is particularly uncommon, with only one other example cited in OCLC. The manuscript, possibly in Hooker's hand, extracts descriptions relating to the genera Hepaticae from Hooker's Muscologia Britannica, and would seem to be related to his 1844 continuation of British Flora concerning cryptogamia.

Stafleu & Cowan TL-2 3000.

Item #30927

Price: $800.00

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