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Synopsis Filicum; or, a Synopsis of all Known Ferns, Including the Osmundaceae, Schizaeaceage, Marattiaceae, and Ophioglossaceae (Chiefly Derived from the Kew Herbarium). Accompanied by Figures Representing the Essential Characters of Each Genus

By William Jackson Hooker; John Gilbert Baker

1874

Robert Hardwicke : London

9" by 5.5"

xiv, 599pp, [34pp]

 

 

 

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An interesting analytical look at the different species of ferns, illustrated with coloured plates, and written by William Jackson Hooker and John Gilbert Baker.

The second edition of this work. 'Synopsis Filicum' is a comprehensive and thorough look at all varieties of ferns, describing in detail the physical appearance of each fern, as well as the natural habitat of the fern. This worked is expanded upon Hooker's 'Genera Filicum', which was an important work on ferns published in 1842. Hooker's work on this volume was cut short, however, by his unexpected death. William Jackson Hooker was a botanist and botanical illustrator, who worked as the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. He settled in Halesworth, Suffolk, devoting his time to forming his hermarium, which eventually became of worldwide renown. John Gilbert Baker was also a botanist, who also worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in the library and herbarium. With nine coloured plates to the rear. Collected using Copac, complete.

CONDITION

In the original half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, smart. Minor marking to the leather, with only a very little rubbing to the paper to the front board. The odd spot to the fore edge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though the plates are a little age-toned, with the odd scattered spot, being heavier to the plates and to the first few pages.

Overall Condition: Near Fine

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