Original autograph letter from Boissier to Ernest Chantre

By: Boissier, Edmond

Price: £160.00

Quantity: 1 available


An original manuscript letter, in French, dated 'Genve, 12 Dec. 1881' from Pierre Edmond Boissier, the noted Swiss botanist and author of Flora Orientalis (1867-1884); the letter was therefore written after the publication of vol. 4 and before the appearance of vol. 5 (Monocots) and Robert Buser's Supplement (1888). The letter was addressed to 'Monsieur' but on internal evidence the recipient is believed to be Ernest Chantre, author of Recherches anthropologiques dans le Caucase (1885-87) and other works. Boissier mentions a 'trs volumineuse' collection of Caucasian plants which he has been determining; the Caucasus region was included in the area treated by Flora Orientalis. Slight water damage to margin of first page causing print-over to second page.

Title: Original autograph letter from Boissier to Ernest Chantre

Author Name: Boissier, Edmond

Categories: Biology,

Publisher: 12 Decembre, 1881

Binding: Manuscript, folded, written on three sides

Book Condition: V.g.

Seller ID: 4058

Keywords: French 1