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  1. St. Helena.

    St. Helena.

    A physical, historical, and topographical description of the island, including its geology, fauna, flora, and meteorology.
    First edition of this "landmark book which established [Melliss] as the first historian of the island and included a section on natural history intended as a precursor for an ambitious broader study of the African islands of the southern Atlantic. The botanical illustrations for the floristic survey were by his wife. His book provides important documentary evidence of a unique flora under threat as it was being heavily modifed by the island's inhabitants and a number of species were in the process of becoming extinct" (Natural History Museum). Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1875

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115335

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