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Life and Letters and Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker. Based on Materials Collected and Arranged by Lady Hooker.

By: [HOOKER] HUXLEY, Leonard.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London:, John Murray, 1918.: 1918

Seller ID: S9148

Two volumes. 8vo. x, [2], 546; vi, 569 pp. Frontis. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover ornaments, gilt-stamped spine titles; recased, new endpapers. Fine. First edition, first printing. This two-volume is the first full-length biography of Hooker, written and edited by Leonard Huxley with the assistance of Hooker's widow, Lady Hyacinth Hooker. Hooker (1817-1911), British botanist, was arguably the most important botanical figure of the nineteenth century. A traveler and plant-collector, he was one of Charles Darwin's closest friends and eventually succeeding his father to became director of Brita... View more info