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(Hooker) Desmond, Ray

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker traveller and plant collector. Preface by Sir Ghillean Prance.

Woodbridge, Antique Collectors Club (with Royal Botanic Garden, Kew) 1999.

Reference: 11185
Price: £20 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. 286 + (2)pp, many photo ills (some colour). Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper. David Allibone’s copy.

Excellent illustrated biography of the eminent Victorian botanist Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911), Director of the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, largely focusing on his travels and achievements as a plant collector.