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8vo. xvi, 557, 16 [ads] pp. Six copper-plates and numerous wood engravings, index. Modern gilt-stamped maroon cloth. Boston Society of Natural History blind embossed-stamped on title. Fine. Lindley was a famous botanist and horticulturist and became Professor of Botany in University College, London. He was known for his love of plants in boyhood and on leaving school was sent to Belgium as an agent for a London seed merchant. On returning he again devoted himself to botany and became acquainted with Sir William Hooker, the great 19th Century British botanist. He also became Assistant Librarian to Sir Joseph Banks, who was also a famous botanist of the 19th Century. He organized the first successful flower show of the Royal Horticultural Society in London in the late 1830's. He became the first Professor of Botany in the University of London, an office he held until 1860 when he became Emeritus Professor. His lectures were clear, concise, and profusely illustrated and attracted large numbers of pupils. He prepared careful notes and diagrams for his lectures. It was on behalf of his pupils that his chief works were written. He presented extraordinary energy and power in his work. Method, zeal, and perseverance were his familiar watchwords. He was a corresponding member of many foreign societies.
Title: An Introduction to Botany.
Categories: Natural History,
Publisher: London:, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1832.: 1832
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: BL2863
Keywords: Natural History