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Huxley, Evolution's high priest

By: Desmond, A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1997

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15504

ISBN: 0 7181 38821 1

Condition: V.g.


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Huxley, the devil's disciple

By: Desmond, A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1994

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15503

ISBN: 0 571 10783 4

Condition: V.g.


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The politics of evolution: morphology, medicine, and reform in Radical London

By: Desmond, A.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Chicago University Press: 1992

Edition: Paperback edition, first published in 1989

Seller ID: 15109

ISBN: 0 226 14374 0

Condition: Fine


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Huxley, Evolution's high priest

By: Desmond, A.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1997

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 14550

ISBN: 0 7181 38821 1

Condition: V.g.


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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: traveller and plant collector

By: Desmond, Ray

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Antique Colectors' Club & R.B.G. Kew: 1999

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 15527

ISBN: 1 85149 305 0

Condition: Fine


Small tear at tip of spine of jacket. Sir Joseph Hooker is well known as Director of Kew Gardens, but his explorations of the Himalayas and the Southern Hemisphere are equally distinguished aspects of his career. A close friend of Charles Darwin, he too derived scientific insights and inspiration from his visits to the exotic island floras of New Zealand, Australia and the Falklands, as well as encountering the very distinctive Cape Flora of South Africa. The exquisitely Colonial tableau of an Indian collector presenting (who looks a bit like Edward Lear) with a Rhododendron - described with ... View more info

Cumulative index to Garden History Society's Quarterly Newsletter, Garden History journal, Newsletter (1981-86) and Occasional Papers 1 & 2

By: Desmond, Ray

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Garden History Society: n.d. (1986)

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 10854

Condition: As new


Covers all the Garden History Society's publications from 1966 to 1986. 12 pp. View more info

Great natural history books and their creators

By: Desmond, Ray

Price: £20.00

Publisher: The British Library / Oak Knoll Press: 2003

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 7259

ISBN: 0 7123 4774 7

Condition: Fine


Ambitiously conceived and grandly executed natural history books, with their sumptuous large-format illustrations, are now some of the most expensive antiquarian collectors' items. This book attempts to put them in context; though the last chapter (on 'clerics as authors') does sit rather uncomfortably alongide treatments of Temple of Flora, Birds of America and Flora Graeca. Printed on high quality heavyweight paper, this book's 176 pages are crammed with interesting insights. In the words of one of the chapter headings, 'a curious tale'. View more info

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: traveller and plant collector

By: Desmond, Ray

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club & R.B.G. Kew: 1999

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 2869

ISBN: 1 85149 305 0

Condition: Fine


Sir Joseph Hooker was well known as Director of Kew Gardens, but his explorations of the Himalayas and the Southern Hemisphere are equally distinguished aspects of his career. A close friend of Charles Darwin, he too derived scientific insights and inspiration from his visits to the exotic island floras of New Zealand, Australia and the Falklands, as well as encountering the very distinctive Cape Flora of South Africa. The exquisitely Colonial tableau of an Indian collector presenting him looking a bit like Edward Lear) with a Rhododendron - described with superb tact by Ray Desmond as a 'whim... View more info

A century of Kew plantsmen

By: Desmond, Ray and Hepper, F. Nigel

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Kew Guild: 1993

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 11055

ISBN: 0 9504149 1 3

Condition: V.g.


A history of the Kew Guild. (8), 188 pp. View more info

Flora of Cyprus (vol. 2)

By: Meikle, R. Desmond

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Bentham Moxon Trust: 1983

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: 513

ISBN: 0 9504876 4 3

Condition: V.g.


A modern Flora of the island of Cyprus, xiii, 835-1969 pp. and map (continuously paginated through the two vols), col. frontispieces to each vol. View more info