The Rudiments of Botany, Structural and Physiological:DRESSER, Christopher.
Being An Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable Kingdom, and Comprising the Advantages of a Full Glossary of Technical Terms.
London: James S. Virtue. 1859.
First edition. 8vo. 230x153mm. pp. xxiii, [i] blank, 433. With numerous illustrations throughout. Dresser received a notable reputation amongst botanists for his books on the subject of which there were three. He was awarded a doctorate from the University of Jena and was elected a Fellow of the Linnaean Society. He used his knowledge of plants as a basis for many of the wallpaper and textile designs he created. Original green cloth, ruled in blind, gilt lettered spine. The spine has, in the past, suffered a tear from the cloth on the upper cover. Now repaired, the former tear is still showing but the spine is firmly attached. A small tear to foot of spine and some rubbing to corners but overall the binding is in good condition. Internally, this is very good, very clean and fresh. A nice copy of a scarce and important book.