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Descriptio Uberior Graminum Et Plantarum Calamariarum Americae

MUHLENBERG, Gotthilf Henry E.

Publication Date: 1817
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MUHLENBERG, Gotthilf Henry E. Descriptio Uberior Graminum Et Plantarum Calamariarum Americae Septentrionalis Indegenarum et Cicurum. Philadelphia. 1817. [2],ii,295pp. Contemporary tree calf, gilt morocco label. Front and rear hinges broken, front board held by a single cord. Boards edgeworn, chipped at head of spine. Ex-lib. with bookplate on front pastedown and ink stamp on titlepage. Old stain on titlepage and in upper corner of final few leaves, else internally quite clean. A good copy. DAB XIII, pp.308-9. SABIN 51249. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 41500. PRITZEL 6504. Muhlenberg was a Lutheran clergyman and botanist. He was born and served the Church in and around Pennsylvania, and began studying botany in 1778. "In the precision and accuracy of his descriptions, his scrupulous regard for correct nomenclature, his aversion to splitting species into numerous varieties on the basis of minute variations, and his recognition of the necessity for collaborative effort in compiling a complete flora of North America, he was a true forerunner of Torrey and Gray" - DAB. The present volume, published posthumously, is an extensive description of his botanical findings in the vicinity of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the area where his studies were concentrated. Bookseller Inventory # 47360

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Title: Descriptio Uberior Graminum Et Plantarum ...

Publication Date: 1817

Binding: Hardcover

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