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BRITISH JUNGERMANNIAE Being a History and Description, with Colored Figures, of each Species of the Genus, and Microscopical Analyses of the Parts.

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London
Year Published:
1816
Edition:
First Edition
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Inventory No:
020606

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Overall:
Very Good
Dust jacket:
No Dust Jacket
Binding:
Hardcover
Size:
Large 4to (25 x 31cm)

£2880.00

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Complete with 88 fine hand-coloured engraved plates: numbered. I-LXXXIV and 4 Supplementary plates, engraved by H. W. Edwards from drawings by the author; pp. [xxvii], 20, [2 Index] plus (usually) two leaves of letterpress accompanying each plate; half-title present. Bound in later half speckled calf with marbled paper boards, very good with slight rubbing. Contents clean and tight, marbled end papers, no inscriptions, a little minor foxing, and very light offsetting to a few plates. A very nice copy. Provenance: purchased by the previous owner from Francis Edwards catalogue 1019, dated 1979, item no. 245. "Hooker spent twelve years at Halesworth, during which he produced his British Jungermanniae, with his own illustrations, widely considered to be his most beautiful work. This book established hepaticology as an independent entity and made Hooker's reputation." (Allan Mea in DSB).

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