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Fresh-water algae in North America

WOOD, Horatio C., Jr.
A contribution to the history of the fresh-water algae of North America.
Washington, 1871. 4to. With 21 partly coloured lithographs. Modern green cloth.
€ 250
First edition of a work on fresh-water algae in North America by the American physician and botanist Horatio C. Wood jr. (1841-1920). "The great drawback to the investigation on these plants has been the want of accessible books upon them. In the English there is no general work of value ..." (p. 1). Wood sets out three different classes of fresh-water algae, with their different orders and families, and describes the individual algae's cells, size, colours, and where they can be found, sometimes mentioning very exact spots in North America.
With stamp. Slightly browned, otherwise in very good condition.
Stafleu & Cowan 18.240.
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