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Flora Capensis 7 Volume Set in 10 Pieces: Being a Systematic Description of the Plants of the Cape Colony, Caffraria and Port Natal, and Neighbouring Territories (Paperback)

William H. Harvey, Otto Wilhelm Sonder, William T. Thiselton-Dyer

ISBN 10: 1108068162 / ISBN 13: 9781108068161
Edité par Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2014
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This seminal publication began life as a collaborative effort between the Irish botanist William Henry Harvey (1811-66) and his German counterpart Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812-81). Relying on many contributors of specimens and descriptions from colonial South Africa - and building on the foundations laid by Carl Peter Thunberg, whose Flora Capensis (1823) is also reissued in this series - they published the first three volumes between 1860 and 1865. These were reprinted unchanged in 1894, and from 1896 the project was supervised by William Thiselton-Dyer (1843-1928), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A final supplement appeared in 1933. Reissued now in ten parts, this significant reference work catalogues more than 11,500 species of plant found in South Africa. Volume 1 opens with a preface which clarifies the project s original scope. N° de réf. du libraire AAA9781108068161

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Titre : Flora Capensis 7 Volume Set in 10 Pieces: ...

Éditeur : Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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This seminal publication began life as a collaborative effort between the Irish botanist William Henry Harvey (1811-66) and his German counterpart Otto Wilhelm Sonder (1812-81). Relying on many contributors of specimens and descriptions from colonial South Africa - and building on the foundations laid by Carl Peter Thunberg, whose Flora Capensis (1823) is also reissued in this series - they published the first three volumes between 1860 and 1865. These were reprinted unchanged in 1894, and from 1896 the project was supervised by William Thiselton-Dyer (1843-1928), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. A final supplement appeared in 1933. Reissued now in ten parts, this significant reference work catalogues more than 11,500 species of plant found in South Africa. Volume 1 opens with a preface which clarifies the project's original scope.

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The botanists Harvey and Sonder originally published three volumes of this work between 1860 and 1865. Reprinted in 1894, the catalogue was completed between 1896 and 1933, chiefly under the supervision of William Thiselton-Dyer. Reissued in ten parts, this significant reference work covers over 11,500 plant species in South Africa.

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