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 WEDDELL, HUGH ALGERNON, Histoire Naturelle Des Quinquinas
Histoire Naturelle Des Quinquinas
1849. WEDDELL, Hugh Algernon. HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES QUINQUINAS, ou Monographie du Genre Chinchona, suivie d'une Description du Genre Cascarella et de quelques autres Plantes de la meme Tribu. Ouvrage accompagnee de 21 Planches dessinees par Riocreux et de Steinheil. Paris: Victor Masson, 1849. First edition of Weddell's major work. Illustrated with a frontispiece etching of a South American landscape, thirty botanical plates and a map of the Andes. Large folio. 19x14 in. viii, [3] ff. 108 pp. + XXX ff. + [1] f. Weddell travelled for five years in Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia, identifying fifteen different species of "fever-bark," from which quinine is obtained. He brought back specimens for the Jardin des Plantes, from which chinchona forests were established in the East Indies. The map and the last three plates, which illustrate bark specimens, are beautifully hand-colored. In original printed wrappers, reinforced, repaired, and rebacked. Corners of the first vii pages chipped and dog-eared, not affecting printed area. Small chips to endleaves. Neat owner's signature on title. A very good copy of an important book. (Pritzel 10042; Nissen 2123). Ill.: riocreux.
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 WILLDENOW, D. C., Principles of Botany and Vegetable Physiology
Principles of Botany and Vegetable Physiology
1811. WILLDENOW, D.C. [Actually Willdenow, Karl Ludwig]. THE PRINCIPLES OF BOTANY AND VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGY. Translated from the German. A New [Second] Edition, Greatly Enlarged by the Author. Edinburgh, Blackwood, 1811. Octavo. [4] ff. iv, 544 pp. + 11 ff. plates, one hand-colored. Willdenow was the Director of the Berlin Botanical Garden from 1801 until his death in 1812. His greatest contributions were, in an age of exploration, to the creation of the study of the geographical distribution of plants (phytogeography). This is based upon the second edition of his Grundrisse der Kreuterkunde (Berlin, 1792 and 1798). The English edition first appeared in Edinburgh in 1805. Leather, worn, with hinges split and starting, foxing to plates. Library stamps to endpaper and reverse of title. .
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Book number: 87010
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 WILLS, GEORGE S. V., Manual of Vegetable Materia Medica
Manual of Vegetable Materia Medica
1878. WILLS, George S. V. A MANUAL OF VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1878. Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. With a large folding, colored world map, and 25 leaves of colored, lithographic plates showing 158 illustrated specimens. Octavo. 114 pp. + 25 ff. plates + [36] pp. appendix + [5] pp. index + [19] ff. ads. Intended for students preparing for examinations in Materia Medica, the appendix includes 873 sample exam questions. Wills ran mail-order courses from the Westminster College of Chemistry and Pharmacy, of which he was Principal. Apparently his students, numbering some 800 at a time, were successful at passing the exams for their certificates in pharmacy. He also published handbooks to the metric system and Caesar's Commentaries. A very good copy, appealing copy with only slight rubbing and smudging, and a light library stamp on the title page. .
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Book number: 87041
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Medical Botany
1832. WOODVILLE, William. MEDICAL BOTANY: Containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates of all the medicinal plants, comprehended in the catalogues of the materia medica, as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London, Edinburg, and Dublin; together with the principal medicinal plants not included in those pharmacopoeias. [..] The botanical descriptions arranged and corrected by Dr. William Jackson Hooker [..]. The new medico-botanical portion supplied by G. Spratt, [..] under whose immediate inspection the whole of the plates have been coloured. London: John Bohn, 1832. The third and most complete edition of Woodville's classic work: Five volumes, including the first printing of the supplemental fifth volume, which was limited to 200 copies and sold separately. Illustrated with 310 hand-colored plates, 273 of 274 engraved by James Sowerby (1757-1822) and 37 lithographs by George Spratt, including one duplicate plate. Sowerby's plates are numbered, and the missing plate is "Pansie," number 90. Plate number 112 was never published, but the work was issued with two (different) plates numbered 181 as compensation. Spratt's plates are unnumbered, and the duplicate plate is "Cinchona cordifolia." Volumes 1-4 are continuously paginated: 824 pp. + [28] pp. indices. Volume 5: 157 pp. + [12] pp. indices. Quarto, 28 x 18.5 cm (10 by 7.25 in), in modern two-tone (medium green/dark green) cloth bindings with gilt lettering on spines. Ex library, with no external marks and some library marks within, though not excessive: all volumes have stamps to title-page, first text leaf, on verso of a couple of plates, and sometimes on another text page. Nineteenth-century (private ownership) book label on front pastedowns. Occasional light to moderate foxing and/or toning affecting some text pages and plates - though mostly text pages. It is generally clean and bright, and quite attractive overall. First compiled by William Woodville (1752-1805), a Quaker physician and botanist, and issued in parts from 1790 to 1795, MEDICAL BOTANY remained the standard illustrated book of plants of the British pharmacopoeia until the late 1870s. This third edition of MEDICAL BOTANY, edited and expanded by the British botanist William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), who. Ill.: SOWERBY, James.
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 WYATT, THOMAS, Synopsis of Natural History
Synopsis of Natural History
1839. WYATT, Thomas. A SYNOPSIS OF NATURAL HISTORY Embracing the Natural History of Animals, with Human and General Animal Physiology, Botany, Vegetable Physiology and Geology. Translated from the Latest French Edition of C. Lemmonnier, with Additions from the Works of Cuvier, Dumaril, Lacepede etc.; and Arranged as a Textbook for Schools. Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle, 1839. Contains 49 pleasant lithographic plates of animals, birds, insects, fish, anatomy, and "The Distribution of the Human Races." Octavo. i-viii, 9-192 pp. + 49 ff. plates. Light spotting here and there, and library stamps to endpaper and tissue guard of frontispiece (which is plate 19), otherwise fine in ribbed cloth with gilt-stamped title, with minimal rubbing to corners of binding. A very attractive copy. .
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Book number: 87011
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