'Myrtaceae xerocarpicae, in Nova Hollandia' [in] Melanges Biologiques… de St. Petersbourg…. Nicholai TURCZANINOV.

'Myrtaceae xerocarpicae, in Nova Hollandia'…
'Myrtaceae xerocarpicae, in Nova Hollandia' [in] Melanges Biologiques… de St. Petersbourg…

St. Petersbourg: de l'Imprimerie de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, 1852.

Octavo, four folding plates; in original printed wrappers, rubbed with some loss, splitting at spine.

On the eucalypts

An important nineteenth-century scientific journal, in the original wrappers, with a long and significant article regarding the eucalypts of New Holland. The 77 species described here were purchased from James Drummond, who had emigrated to the Swan River colony in 1829 and who supplemented his income by selling specimens - as here - to overseas collectors.

An important nineteenth-century scientific journal, in the original wrappers, with a long and significant article regarding the eucalypts of New Holland. The 77 species described here were purchased from James Drummond, who had emigrated to the Swan River colony in 1829 and who supplemented his income by selling specimens - as here - to overseas collectors.

The article is written by Nicholai Turczaninov (1796-1863). A good note on the Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (online) provides a useful insight into this taxonomy: 'Turczaninov held a number of Government posts, particularly in Siberia. In later years at least some of his duties included scientific studies and botany, and he pursued these studies in retirement. He amassed a very large personal herbarium, including purchased material from James Drummond (3rd collection), Preiss and Brown, and exchanged material with Hooker, Bentham and Steetz. Between 1846 and 1863 he published widely on Australian taxa (inter alia), based on the collections in his herbarium. He described 43 Australian genera and over 400 species, most from the collections of Drummond, but never visited Australia.'

This fascicle of the Mélanges Biologiques, was published in 1852. Turczaninov's article appears on pp. 394-428.

Condition Report: Wrappers worn, spine lose.

Price (AUD): $1,450.00

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Ref: #3611668

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