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MARKHAM, CLEMENTS R. - Peruvian Bark. A popular account of the introduction of Chinchona cultivation into British India. 1860-1880.

 1460673936,
London, Murray 1880. Plump octavo publisher's cloth; xxiv,550pp, 3 folding maps (these mounted on linen at the time of binding), 3 illustrations. Ex Bowdoin library with their inoffensive blindstamp, withdrawn label inside the front cover and paper shelf ticket on spine, an excellent, fresh, unused copy. ¶ A popular account? A "complete history of the enterprise", with Markham's account of his and his colleagues travels through South America collecting the plants and seeds, their introduction into India and progress of cultivation in the ensuing years. With this is an historical account, medical and botanical details, and appendices on the introduction and cultivation of India rubber, Peruvian cotton and maize.
AUD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 185 US$ 216.22 | £UK 164.5 | JP¥ 24207] Book number 8366

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