HOOKER (WILLIAM JACKSON) British Jungermanniae: Being a History and Description, with Colored Figures, of Each Species of the Genus, and Microscopical Analyses of the Parts, FIRST EDITION, FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN RUSKIN, Longman, 1816

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HOOKER (WILLIAM JACKSON)
British Jungermanniae, FIRST EDITION, FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN RUSKIN, Longman, 1816

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HOOKER (WILLIAM JACKSON)
British Jungermanniae: Being a History and Description, with Colored Figures, of Each Species of the Genus, and Microscopical Analyses of the Parts, FIRST EDITION, FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOHN RUSKIN, with an inscription in his hand [see footnote], half-title, 88 hand-coloured engraved plates by W.H.C. Edwards after Hooker, contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed with some some abrasions [Dearden, Ruskin Library 1734; Nissen, BBI 916], 4to, Longman, 1816

Footnotes

  • John Ruskin's copy, which he presented to the Hawkshead Institute, situated less than four miles from his home at Brantwood. Hooker's "most beautiful work" (DSB), this study of cryptogamic plants was the result of ten years preparation.

    Provenance: Robert Kaye Greville (1794-1866, cryptogamic botanist), bookplate; John Ruskin, with his note of purchase from Quaritch (£5/10/-) and gift inscription to the Hawkshead Institute ("John Ruskin, Brantwood, Candlemas 1883") on the half-title. In 1873 the book was located on Shelf 4, South Study Bookcase, Brantwood.
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