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Book Description Intercept Ltd, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1987 first edition hardback in fine condition, in a near fine dust wrapper. No marks to any page, clean and bright, tight binding. The dust wrapper has a slight wrinkle to a one sq cm area at the top centre, front. Otherwise fine, now in a protective sleeve. A lovely copy. Items are dispatched the same or the following working day. Please note our excellent customer feedback. Seller Inventory # 006741
Book Description The Ray Society, London, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. This copy belonging to the great botanist W. T. Stearn with his signature to the front end paper; pp. viii, 377; plates, maps. Original dust jacket very good, with a little rubbing to edges, uneven fading, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, unmarked no inscriptions. A very good copy. with excellent provenance - see below. 'Brambles of the British Isles' is a systematic account of over 300 validly named Rubus species and microspecies which form the currently accepted list for the British Isles. Introductory chapters on the history of British and Irish batology, and on aspects of bramble geography are provided. A classification structure and keys for identification preface full descriptions for each species, together with synonymy, citation of types, ecological aned geographical data. Short vignettes of the distinctive features of each species are included.' [Prof. William Stearn "doyen of British botanists" who wrote c. 500 papers and books, including the classic "Botanical Latin". He was an authority on Linnaeus and an expert on botanical illustration.] Size: 4to. Book. Seller Inventory # 030374