London: J. Cramer, 1985. Hardcover : pp. [1-4], 5-500, [501-502] : 24 coloured plates and 64 black and white figures in text : Signed by author : Green faux leather covered boards : Red label on spine, bordered in gilt, lettering in gilt : Green dust jacket with lettering in light green and white and illustration of Robert Brown : Loosly inserted notes by previous owner Louis Pigott.
Minor mark to tail corner of text block : Dog ear fold pages 199 to 238 : Dust jacket is a little creased, inside back. Very good / good. Item #1806
Jupiter Botanicus is the first full account of the life and work of the British botanist, Robert Brown (1773-1858). Brown, possibly the greatest of British botanists, is most widely known through his description of the phenomenom now called Brownian Movement, but his claim to recognition is greater - the discovery of the cell nucleus, protoplasmic streaming and the nature of pollination and fertilization, the reform of plant classification and pioneering work in palynology. - part of dust jacket description. From the library of Louis Pigott, author of The Birdman of Brisbane ; Sylvester Diggels and his Ornothology of Australia.