Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, O.M., G.C.S.I.; Based on materials collected and arranged by Lady Hooker

London: John Murray, 1918. Second printing (August, 1918; first published July, 1918). 8vo. 2 volumes: x, (2), 546; vi, (2), 569 pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, portrait plates, folding map of Sikkim and Eastern Nepal. "Note: In this second impression various errors and misprints have been corrected, and a few more references have been added in the Index and elsewhere." Hooker (1817-1911) "was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century and a founder of geographical botany" (Wikipedia). He spent three years in the Himalayas, 1847-1851, the first European to collect plants there; in the work offered here, eight chapters, covering 143 pages, relate to Hooker's Himalayan experiences. Fine and scarce in dust jackets. Original blue cloth, gilt spine titles, printed dust jackets illustrated with a portrait of the young Hooker (volume two with a small chip at the base of the spine, the spine ends reinforced on the versos). (#8458). Item #61372

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