The Sloane Herbarium. An annotated list of the Horti Sicci comprising it; with biographical accounts of the principal contributors. Based on records compiled by the late James Britten. With an introduction by Spencer Savage

By: Dandy, J.E.

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Illustrated (mainly with reproductions of the original manuscript), quarto, pp 246, an immaculate copy, virtually as new. Still with the plain white protective paper cover which is a bit worn and torn. [Sir Hans Sloane, (1660 - 1753), was an Irish physician, naturalist and collector noted for bequeathing his collection of 71,000 items to the British nation, thus providing the foundation of the British Museum, the British Library and the Natural History Museum, London. The Sloane Herbarium contains volumes of plant specimens collected on Sloane's voyage to Jamaica (1687-1689). During his voyage to Jamaica, Sir Hans Sloane collected the first plant specimens to be brought back to England from the region. The specimens were mounted in seven bound volumes, which have been preserved intact. They remain an invaluable resource for both scientific and historical research. The book is of immense value also for the many biographical accounts of contrinutors to the collection.]

Title: The Sloane Herbarium. An annotated list of the Horti Sicci comprising it; with biographical accounts of the principal contributors. Based on records compiled by the late James Britten. With an introduction by Spencer Savage

Author Name: Dandy, J.E.

Categories: Botany, History of Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Trustees of the British Museum: 1958

Book Condition: As New

Seller ID: 015297