A Flora of the North-East of Ireland including The Phanerogamia, The Cryptogamia Vascularia, and The Muscineae.

Stewart, Samuel Alexander & Corry, Thomas Hughes (the Late):

Published by Cambridge: For The Belfast Naturalist's Field Club by Macmillan & Bowes, 1888., 1888
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Title: A Flora of the North-East of Ireland ...

Publisher: Cambridge: For The Belfast Naturalist's Field Club by Macmillan & Bowes, 1888.

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


First edition. xxxv, 331 pp. Tragically, in 1883, while only 23 years old co-author Corry and a friend were drowned when their boat overturned on Lough Gill, Co. Sligo while carrying out a botanical survey of the lake shore. Corry had received a grant from the Royal Irish academy to continue his investigation of the flora of the Benbulben range. It was stated by A.G. More at the time - "His early death will be deplored by all who feel an interest in the advance of Botany in Ireland". A full account of the tragedy is given by S.A. Stewart in the preface to this book. On publication Corry was credited as co-author. Stewart completed the work single-handedly and it was published in 1888 with financial help from the wealthy Corry family. This regional flora has remained the standard text for the north-east of Ireland ever since. Dark green eps. Inscription on title page - "A. Deane" (small & neat) - copy belonging to Belfast naturalist C. Douglas Deane. Inscription on half-title page. Bookplate of John Horner on fep. Front hinge cracked. Beautifully bound in dark green bevelled cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine. Gilt illustration of Rosa hibernica on front board. Top edge gilt. Corners very lightly rubbed. Small dent on top edge of front board. Overall condition VG+. Bookseller Inventory # 1979

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