19 June 2007
HARVEY, William Henry (1811-1866). Nereis Boreali-Americana, or contributions towards a history of the marine algae of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1851-58.
Three parts in one, 4o (310 x 242 mm). Half-titles. 50 colored lithographed plates (names of plants written in pencil on most plates in pt. III), Contemporary half calf (rebacked, corners repaired, some rubbing). Provenance: Lindfield Borrer, 1865 (signature on verso of half-title); John L. Blum (signature on verso of half-title).
FIRST EDITION of this important monograph on the marine algae: Melanospermeae, Rhodospermeae and Chlorospermeae of North America. Nissen BBI 804.
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