Ducker, Sophie C.; Editor. THE CONTENTED BOTANIST. Letters of W. H. Harvey about Australia and the Pacific. Med. 8vo, First Edition; pp. xvi, 416(last 2 blank); 6 full-page & 3 other maps, 8 coloured plates (including 1 double-page) & 8 b/w. plates, biographical notes, 5 appendices, notes, bibliography, index; original cloth; a fine copy in dustwrapper; scarce. Melbourne; Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press; 1988.
***W. H. Harvey was the author of Phycologia Australica, still the most important treatise on Australian seaweeds and a rare and beautiful book. Two of the colour plates are reproduced from that work. His botanical observations are important and interesting and his letters also throw light on the historical events of the time, both within Australia and in other parts of the Pacific. Number three in the first Miegunyah Press series. #15702

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