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SEEMANN, B[erthold].

Popular History of the Palms and their Allies,

containing a familiar account of their structure, geographical and geographical distribution, history , properties, and uses, and a complete list of all the species introduced into our gardens.

Stock Code
99113
London, Lovell Reeve, 1856
£750

This attractive work features palms chiefly from the United States, and Central and South America, all set against their natural backgrounds.

Berthold Carl Seemann (1825-1871) was a German botanist and botannical collector who travelled widely. He became the botanist for the expedition of H. M. S. Herald (1845-1851) on the recommendation of Sir William Hooker and during the expedition, he collected many specimens along the western coast of North and South America. In the 1860s he then returned to Central and South America to study botany in greater detail. He eventually died in Nicaragua in 1871.

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Description

First edition, 8vo (16 x 13 cm), 20 chromolithographed plates including frontispiece; marbled endpapers, bound in full contemporary calf gilt, spine lavishly gilt decorated and lettered, red morocco label, raised bands; xvi, 359 pp, some very minor spotting to endpapers,very minor scratch to label; else a very good copy.

Bibliography

Pritzel 8577; Not in Nissen.

Stock ID:99113

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