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Illustrations du Genre Melocactus, in 3 Parts, complete.

Suringar, W. F. R. and Suringar, J. V.

Published by Leiden: E. J. Brill, -. First edition., 1897
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Pp. xii, 40; 24 plates (5 are hand-colored and 19 are fine photogravures). Early brown patterned cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, (original printed pale green wrappers bound in place), sm folio (12 3/4 x 10 inches). Musee Botanique de Leide, volume 3, livraison 1-3. Part 1 is by William Suringar and Part 2 and 3 were completed by his son, Jan Valckenier. Melocactus, also called the melon cactus, is a genus of cactus with about 30-40 species. They are native to the Caribbean, western Mexico through Central America to northern South America, with some species along the Andes down to southern Peru, and a concentration of species in northeastern Brazil. Mature plants are easily recognizable by their cephalium, a wool- and bristle-coated structure at the apex of the plant, containing a mass of areoles from which the small flowers grow (modified after Wiki). No ownership marks. Rare work. The front wrapper of the first part has a hint of browning; otherwise a very bright and clean copy in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 6189

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Title: Illustrations du Genre Melocactus, in 3 ...

Publisher: Leiden: E. J. Brill, -. First edition.

Publication Date: 1897

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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