8vo. viii, 616 pp. With 6 lithographed plates and numerous text woodcuts. Contemporary cloth binding, covers in blind, rebacked; small tear in fly-leaf, plates partially soiled, otherwise interior is generally very clean. From the library of Jerry Stannard. First edition in English from the second German edition, with a new summary and appendix, translated by Edwin Lankester, British zoologist. Schleiden (1804-81) was a German botanist, who, with Schwann, is best known for the establishment of the cell theory. In 1838 he announced that the various parts of plants consist of cells, the first to recognize their importance as the fundamental unit of living organisms. In addition he recognized the importance of the nucleus (cytoblast) in cell division and noted the active movement of intracellular material in plant tissue. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Principles of scientific botany; or, botany ...
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,
Publication Date: 1849
Edition: FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.
Book Description Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. xxxv, viii, 616 p. (The Sources of Science, 40.) (Johnson Reprint, 1972.) Covers soiled. Bookseller Inventory # 8728
Book Description London: Longman, 1849, London, 1849. First Edition in English. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 8 vo. Modern cloth. viii, 616, 32(pub. cat.) pp. Six lithographed plates + numerous text woodcuts. The plates uniformly lightly browned; but a clean, crisp, fine rebound copy. Dr. Edwin Lankester (1847-1929; F.R.S., 1875), the British zoologist, rendered the translation of Schleiden's (1804-81) classic text of plant cytology from the second edition, 1845-46, eliminating the 'Methodological Introduction' and in its place inserting a short summary. The description and application of the microscope from that 'Introduction' appears as an appendix (pp. 575-591). The original German edition of 1842-43 was unillustrated. Pritzel 8229. Freeman 3323. See: Grolier/Science 100, no. 936; Heralds of Science 31; and Milestones of Science 177 for the original German edition. Bookseller Inventory # 000435