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ALLEN, DAVID ELLISTON - The botanists: a history of the Botanical Society of the British Isls through 150 years

St.Paul's bibliographies, 1986.1st edition.Hard covers, dust jacket.ISBN: 0906795362.V.g./V.g. David Allen has a series of excellent books on the history of natural history to his name; this is one of his best.As a former President of the Botanical Society of the British Isles he writes with authority on the recent history, upsetting a few people with his frankness in the process; but in unravelling the history of the society and its fore-runners, the Botanical Society of London and the Botanical Exchange Club, he unearths a cast of fascinating characters (Hewett Cottrell Watson, G.Claridge Druce to name but two) and shows how religious non-conformity shaped the early progress of botany in Britain.Hard covers, with very slightly soiled dust jacket, otherwise fine.In English.1 kg.
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 US$ 24.46 | JPą 2608] Book number 16202

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