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Life and Letters and Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. Based on Materials Collected and Arranged by Lady Hooker.

HOOKER] HUXLEY, Leonard.

Published by John Murray, 1918., London:, 1918
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Two volumes. 8vo. x, [2], 546; vi, 569 pp. Frontis. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover ornaments, gilt-stamped spine titles; recased, new endpapers. Fine. First edition, first printing. This two-volume is the first full-length biography of Hooker, written and edited by Leonard Huxley with the assistance of Hooker's widow, Lady Hyacinth Hooker. Hooker (1817-1911), British botanist, was arguably the most important botanical figure of the nineteenth century. A traveler and plant-collector, he was one of Charles Darwin's closest friends and eventually succeeding his father to became director of Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in 1865. Hooker was chief botanist (1839-1843) teaming with Dr. David Lyall, of the Antarctic voyage, on the discovery ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror (the consort to Erebus; the Terror was commanded by Crozier), under the command of Sir James Clark Ross, visiting Madeira and the Cape of South Africa. During the voyage he also served as assistant surgeon on the Erebus. In 1848-51 he journeyed at Nepal and India collecting many specimens preserved at Kew Gardens. See: W. B. Turrill, Joseph Dalton Hooker. Botanist, Explorer and Administrator (London, 1963). Bookseller Inventory # S9148

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Title: Life and Letters and Sir Joseph Dalton ...

Publisher: John Murray, 1918., London:

Publication Date: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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