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Hanbury, F.J.
An Illustrated Monograph of the British Hieracia
Privately published 1889-1898, London. 69, 24 hand-col lithographed plates. . HB. Fo, half morroco (rubbed and scuffed to corners and spine), marbled endpapers, teg, orig. wrappers bound in, some marginal tears to wrappers. Vg. Book-plate of The Horticultural Society of New York (bequest of Kenneth Mackenzie) to endpaper. Scarce. Eight parts bound in one (all published). The final page of text (page 69) is printed on the rear wrapper of part VIII. Pages 33-36 were not published. It was originally intended to publish 12 parts with 36 plates. Fine hand-coloured lithographic plates based on drawings by Miss G. Lister; a few by Mrs. Frederick J. Hanbury. Gulielma Lister (1860-1949) was a British mycologist, naturalist, and a fine illustrator. She was widely acknowledged as a world authority on the Myxomycetes. A founding member of the British Mycological Society, she was an influential council member and served twice as president (in 1912 and 1932). She became a member of the Essex Field Club in 1907, was its first woman president (1916), and thereafter a permanent vice-president. She was one of the first women fellows of the Linnean Society (elected 1904), served on the council (1915, 1927), and became a vice-president in 1929. (ODNB)Nissen BBI, 781; Freeman, 1533. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books [United Kingdom]
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