Select Extra-Tropical Plants, readily eligible for Industrial Culture and Naturalization, with Indications of their Native Countries and some of their Uses. Baron Ferdinand Von MUELLER.
Select Extra-Tropical Plants, readily eligible for Industrial Culture and Naturalization, with Indications of their Native Countries and some of their Uses

Select Extra-Tropical Plants, readily eligible for Industrial Culture and Naturalization, with Indications of their Native Countries and some of their Uses

Melbourne, Robert S. Brain, Government Printer, 1888 ('seventh edition, revised and enlarged')/ 1885.

Octavo, x (last blank), 517 pages.

Flush-cut blue card with a slight variant of the lengthy title page details on the front cover; spine neatly reinforced with kraft paper; covers a little stained and lightly worn at the extremities; foot of the front joint split; inside front cover and front flyleaf heavily tanned (by an acidic newspaper cutting, no longer present); pencil mark (X) next to the majority of plants in the alphabetical listing from Acacia Glaucescens to Bongaria Rauwolfi (pages 6-64), with one annotation ('Sapodillo' is pencilled in above 'Achras Sapota'); minor signs of use and age; overall a very good copy.

The front flyleaf is inscribed and signed 'To Professor Scott, &c Memb[er] of the Inter[nation]al Medical Congress of 1889, presented on behalf of the Vict. Government by Ferd von Mueller'. Later provenance: Walter Burley Griffin (1876-1937), the designer of Canberra, with his small inkstamp below the inscription ('Walter Burley Griffin | Architect - Landscape Architect | Sydney - Chicago - Melbourne'). The pencilling would appear not to be in his hand.

Item #115287

Price: $400.00