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8vo. xvi, 372 pp. Engraved frontis. port. of Harvey with facsimile autograph and tissue guard; foxed. Green cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; extremities a bit soiled and worn, spine ends chipped, endleaves stained. Very good. Scarce. First edition. This work was compiled anonymously by Harvey's cousin Lydia Fischer. William Henry Harvey (1811â€“1866), Irish botanist, He was one of the most distinguished students of marine algae of all time. He also holds an important place in the history of Australian botany. He spent some years searching Australian waters for seaweeds and published his five volume magnum opus Phycologia Australica in 1858-63. Among his other writings are: A Manual of the British Algae (1841), Phycologia Britannica (4 vols., 1846â€“51), Nereis Boreali-Americana (3 parts: 1852â€“85). "Harvey's discovery in 1831 of the moss Hookeria laetevirens at Killarney, new to Ireland, led to a lifelong friendship with Sir William Jackson Hooker, who was then Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University. Hooker recognized at once the extraordinary talent of the shy young man of twenty, and lent him books. Soon afterwards Hooker invited him to contribute the section on algae to his British Flora (1833) as well as the section on algae for The Botany of Captain Beechy's Voyage." [Wikipedia]. He was a friendly correspondent with Charles Darwin but wrote an anti Origin review in the Edinburgh Review. Harvey was curator of the Trinity College Herbarium (TCD) and Professor of Botany of the Royal Dublin Society. First Edition.
Title: Memoir of W.H. Harvey, M.D., F.R.S., etc., etc. Late Professor of Botany, Trinity College, Dublin. With Selections from his Journal and Correspondence.
Publisher: London:, Bell and Dalby, 1869.: 1869
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