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Hortus suburbanus Calcuttensis. A catalogue of the plants which have been cultivated in the Hon. East India Company's Botanical Garden, Calcutta, and in the Serampore Botanical Garden, generally known as Dr. Carey's Garden, from the beginning of both establishments (1786 and 1800) to the end of August 1841 .
Calcutta Bishop's College Press 1845 - First edition. 8vo (15.5 x 23.5cm) xxv, [1], 747, [1], lxviiipp., modern pebble grain boards in period style, endpapers renewed, a very good, clean copy. A substantial catalogue of the plants cultivated in two Anglo-Indian gardens: the East India Company Botanical garden in Calcutta and the Serampore Botanical Garden. The author J.O.Voigt was a Danish government surgeon at Serampore. He based the work on Roxburgh's "Hortus Bengalensis", which had been prepared for publication by the orientalist and missionary William Carey, who himself had a strong interest in botany and founded the second of the gardens which this work catalogues. Voigt was careful to note down the native Bengalee names of the plants so that specimens might be more easily procured from local Indian gardeners. A good copy of an uncommon work. Copac lists copies at British Library, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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