De Geschiedenis, De Economische Beteekenis en het Pharmaceutisch Onderzoek van Kruidnagelen. Orig. thesis. [Amsterdam university].
Amsterdam, 1936. orig. wraps. (xi),140pp., ills. on 11 plates, mainly depicting cloves, sizes of cloves, clove-shrubs & trees, native population harvesting & sorting cloves, many tables in text & full-p., sketch-maps in text, 1 extensive sketch-map, 1 folded graph at the end, short bibliography. After a short history of cloves the author describes extensively the cultivation & harvesting of cloves (all over Indonesia, incl. the Moluccas), the trade, incl. the rôle of Chinese traders in the N.E.I., Zanzibar & Madagascar, the use of cloves (a.o. in the cigarette-industry) & finally the pharmaceutical value & chemical analysis of cloves. A very important & rare study. (lightly dog-eared, lower corner of 1st few pp. somewh. damaged.)
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