An illustration of the genus Cinchona; comprising descriptions of all the officinal Peruvian barks, including several new species. Baron de Humboldt's account of the Cinchonaforests in South America: and Laubert's memoir on the different species of Quinquina. To which are added, several dissertations of Don Hippolito Ruiz, on various medical plants of South America. And a short account of the Spikenard of the ancients.
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London, John Searle, 1821. 4to (290 x 235mm). pp. ix, (1, errate), 181 with 5 folded engraved plates. Recent black half calf, red gilt lettered label on spine.
A.B.Lambert (1761-1842) was a British botanist, one of the first fellows of the Linnean Society. The present work serves as a kind of supplement to his earlier published work on the same subject 'A description of the genus Cinchona' published in 1797. Lambert assembled one of the largest herbaria of his time which attracted visitors from many countries. The upper margin of about the first 30 leaves with brown spot.
Stafleu & Cowan 4147.