Joseph Dalton Hooker - Curtis's Botanical Magazine; comprising the plants of the Royal Gardens of Kew [...] - 1866
Vol. XXII of the Third Series, or vol. XCII of the whole work; 66 engraved and finely, originally excellently hand-coloured plates with vibrant colours, many folded, and with accompanying text. This vol. contains the plants (plates and descriptions) numbered 5552 to 5617.
No binding; title page, dedication leaf and indexes on English (common) names, and Latin names are all accounted for. The book itself is complete.
* Curtis's Botanical Magazine is an illustrated publication which began in 1787. The longest running botanical magazine, it is widely referred to by the name Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
Each of the issues contains a description, in formal yet accessible language, and is renowned for featuring the work of two centuries of botanical illustrators. Many plants received their first publication on the pages, and the description given was enhanced by the keenly detailed illustrations.
Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 – 1911) was a British botanist and explorer in the 19th century. He was a founder of geographical botany and Charles Darwin's closest friend. For twenty years he served as director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
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- Number of Books
- Biology, Botany, Illustrated, Periodicals (Newpapers & Magazines)
- Author/ Illustrator
- Joseph Dalton Hooker
- Book Title
- Curtis's Botanical Magazine; comprising the plants of the Royal Gardens of Kew [...]
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- London, L. Reeve
- Binding/ Material
- Hand coloured illustrations
- Number of pages
- 26×16 cm