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Index Kewensis

Plantarum Phanerogamarum

By Various Authors Author

12.5" by 10"; 519pp; 204pp; 193pp; 252pp; 277pp; 222pp; 260pp; 256pp; 305pp; 251pp; 273pp; 159pp; 149pp; 149pp; 151pp  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DETAILS

A set of the first 15 supplements of Index Kewensis.

The first eleven volumes are reprints from the original sheets of the first edition.

Each volume lists the plants from Kew Gardens over the time span of five years. Each work is edited by the curators/directors of Kew Gardens and their names are to the preface, and stated below.

Here is a list of the volumes, the editors, the years each volume discusses and the publication date:

Volume I - T H Durand and B Daydon Jackson 1886-95  1959
Volume II - W T Thiselton-Dyer 1896-1900 1958
Volume III - D Prain 1901-1905 1958
Volume IV - D Prain 1906-1910 1958
Volume V - D Prain 1911-1915 1960
Volume VI - Arthur W Hill 1916-1920 1959
Volume VII - Arthur W Hill 1921-1925 1962
Volume VIII - Arthur W Hill 1926-1930 1960
Volume IX - Arthur W Hill 1931-1935 1958
Volume X - Edward J Salisbury 1936-1940 1958
Volume XI E J Salisbury 1941-1950 1960
Volume XII Georgius Taylor 1951-1955 1959
Volume XIII Georgius Taylor 1956-1960 1966
Volume XIV Georgius Taylor 1961-65 1970
Volume XV John Heslop-Harrison 1966-1970 1974 

Invoice to rear of volume I indicates prior owner as Mrs MA Brough. Sales invoice is for part 15 of Index Kewensis and is dated 1975 from Daniel Lloyd FRHS.

Each volume is a fascinating index/dictionary of the horticulture found at Kew Gardens over the given years. To each entry, which is listed alphabetically, there is a description of the plants origin, its place of discovery, its genus as well as when it was acquired by Kew and some information on its discovery.

Kew Gardens is still today the world's largest and most diverse collection of living plants. It was founded in 1840 from the exotic garden at Kew Park. 

CONDITION

In original publisher's cloth with gilt stamping to the spine. All volumes except volume XII have original paper dustwrappers, volume XII has a wax wrap. Externally, all volumes are excellent with just some minor bumping to the head and tail of spines. Most dustwrappers are very smart with just some browning to the extremities and some minor chipping at the head and tail of spines. Spotting to the wraps of volumes IV and V. Small hole to spine of dustwrapper to volume IX. Dustwrappers to volumes VII and XI are unclipped, with the rest of the dustwrappers clipped. Wax wrapper to volume XII is generally smart with chipping to the spine and extremities. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Overall: FINE with VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrappers.


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