Harvey, William Henry (1811-1866) Nereis Boreali-Americana, or Contributions towards a History of the Marine Algae of the Atlantic and
Harvey, William Henry (1811-1866) Nereis Boreali-Americana, or Contributions towards a History of the Marine Algae of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America. Washington: for the Smithsonian, 1851, 1853, and 1858; sold in London by John van Voorst.
First edition, three parts in one large quarto volume, illustrated with fifty plates in color and finished by hand, plates printed in London; bound in half red calf with marbled paper boards, rebacked, 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
This interesting monograph on seaweeds and algae of North America was a transatlantic operation. The plant specimens themselves were collected on the East and West Coasts, and in Alaska by both professional and amateur plant hunters, including Asa Gray.
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