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Hooker, Joseph Dalton
ON THE FLORA OF AUSTRALIA, ITS ORIGIN, AFFINITIES, AND DISTRIBUTION; BEING AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY TO THE FLORA OF TASMANIA. LOVELL REEVE, 1859
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Hooker, Joseph Dalton
ON THE FLORA OF AUSTRALIA, ITS ORIGIN, AFFINITIES, AND DISTRIBUTION; BEING AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY TO THE FLORA OF TASMANIA. LOVELL REEVE, 1859
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Hooker, Joseph Dalton
ON THE FLORA OF AUSTRALIA, ITS ORIGIN, AFFINITIES, AND DISTRIBUTION; BEING AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY TO THE FLORA OF TASMANIA. LOVELL REEVE, 1859
4to, FIRST EDITION, half-title, later half green morocco over pebbled cloth, marbled edges, some browning, embossed library stamps, binding slightly worn at extremities
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Literature

Stafleu and Cowan 2975; Norman 1103

Catalogue Note

As noted by Norman, this is "the first important botanical work written by a supporter of the doctrine of evolution by natural selection". Hooker concludes his text by noting "I would further observe here, to avoid ambiguity, that my friend Mr. Darwin's just completed work "On the Origin of the Species by Natural Selection," from the perusal of much of which in MS. I have profited so largely, had not appeared during the printing of this Essay, or I should have largely quoted it."

This copy includes the half-title, apparently lacking in Norman's copy.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London