De invloed der temperatuur op de levensverschijnselen der planten. Academisch proefschrift, ter verkrijging van de graad van Doctor in de wis- en natuurkunde, aan de hoogeschool te Leiden op gezag van den rector magnificus Mr. J.E. Goudsmit...

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's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1870. 8vo (222 x 145mm). pp. (8), 112, vi. Contemporary red cloth,spine with gilt lines, richly gilt decorated sides. (Together with:) VRIES, H. DE. De voeding der planten. Haarlem, Kruseman & Tjeen Willink, 1876. 8vo (235 x 155mm). pp. (4), 193, with 75 illustrations in the text. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine and marbled boards. (foot of spine worn). (AND:) VRIES, H. DE. Het leven der bloem. Haarlem, Kruseman & Tjeenk Willink, 1877. 8vo (235 x 155mm). pp (6), 147, with 64 illustrations in the text. Contemporary half calf, gilt letterd spine and marbled boards.

very rare thesis of this famous Dutch scientist

An attractively bound copy of the very rare thesis of this famous Dutch scientist. "De Vries's experimental work in the 1890's led to the rediscovery of Mendel's laws and the discovery of the phenomenon of mutation" (DSB, XIV p. 96). See also De Veer, Leven en werk van Hugo de Vries p. 12 'Dit proefschrift is waarschijnlijk de basis geweest voor het werk van de komende achttien jaar'. The other two works are first editions.