Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

Science, Medicine & Natural History

Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to science, medicine, and natural history.

1 Item(s)

List Grid

Set Ascending Direction
  1. Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes

    Notes of a Botanist on the Amazon & Andes

    being records of travel on the Amazon and its tributaries, the Trombetas, Rio Negro, Uaupés, Casiquiari, Pacimoni, Huallaga, and Pastasa; as also to the cataracts of the Orinoco, along the eastern side of the Andes of Peru and Ecuador, and the shores of the Pacific, during the years 1849–1864. Edited and condensed, with a biographical introduction, portrait, seventy-one illustrations and seven maps. In two volumes.
    First edition. One of Wallace's later works was this edition of the botanical papers and diaries of his friend and co-Amazonian explorer Richard Spruce, who had died in 1894. "This work best reflects [Spruce's] gift for analysis, description, and narrative, along with his dry humour" (ODNB). Spruce had been sent to South America in 1849 by Hooker, Bentham, and other botanists; Bentham was to receive, name, and distribute the plants he sent home. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1908

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 110960

    Reserve

1 Item(s)

List Grid

Set Ascending Direction