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Koorders, Dr. S.H. Exkursionsflora von Java. Umfassend die Blutenpflanzen mit besonderer Berucksichtigung der im Hochgebirge wildwachsenden Arten. Volume I: Monokotyledonen; Volume II: Dikotyledonen (Archichlamydeae) (1912); Volume III: Dikotyledonen (Metachlamydeae) (1912). Jena Verlag von Gustav Fischer 1911-12
First edition, three (of four) volumes, pp.xxiv, 413, 742, viii, 498, 20 plates, one in colour, 139 text illustrations, 4 folding maps. Text in German. A very good set in contemporary cloth, spines gilt, all edges speckled red. Light rubbing to extremities, neatly cancelled library bookplates on half-titles. Previous ownership inscription of "G.W. Chapman" to paste-downs.
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Sijfert Hendrik Koorders (1863-1919) was a pre-eminent Dutch botanist who specialised on the flora of Java, and was authority for at least 648 taxa (a group of one or more populations of organisms). At the age of twenty-two he joined the Dutch East Indies Forest Service in Java, and by 1892 was curator at the Herbarium Bogoriense in Bogor, Java, where he was personally responsible for the acquisition of 40,000 specimens. In 1912 he founded the Dutch East Indies Association for Nature Protection. The separate volume of illustrations, published twenty-five years later in 1937, is not present here. This set weighs over 4kg, shipping price will be quoted on request.