On the Flora of Australia, its Origin, Affinities, and Distribution; being an Introductory Essay to the Flora of Tasmania.. Reprinted from the Botany of the Antarctic Expedition, Part III, Flora of Tasmania, Vol. I. Joseph Dalton HOOKER.
On the Flora of Australia, its Origin, Affinities, and Distribution; being an Introductory Essay to the Flora of Tasmania.. Reprinted from the Botany of the Antarctic Expedition, Part III, Flora of Tasmania, Vol. I
On the Flora of Australia, its Origin, Affinities, and Distribution; being an Introductory Essay to the Flora of Tasmania.. Reprinted from the Botany of the Antarctic Expedition, Part III, Flora of Tasmania, Vol. I

On the Flora of Australia, its Origin, Affinities, and Distribution; being an Introductory Essay to the Flora of Tasmania.. Reprinted from the Botany of the Antarctic Expedition, Part III, Flora of Tasmania, Vol. I

London, Lovell Reeve, [November] 1859 [first separate edition].

Large quarto, viii, 128 pages (complete with the half-title).

Later half roan and stippled cloth, lightly rubbed at the extremities; a very crisp and bright copy.

'The first important botanical work by a supporter of the doctrine of evolution by natural selection' (Norman, often quoted, but not going nearly far enough in our opinion!). A singular rarity, of the utmost importance. In the concluding paragraph of the postscript, unique to this edition, Hooker writes: 'I would further observe here, to avoid ambiguity, that my friend Mr. Darwin's just completed work "On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection" [sic], from the perusal of much of which in MS. I have profited so largely, had not appeared during the printing of the Essay, or I should have largely quoted it. Kew, November, 4, 1859'.

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