Flora Hawaiiensis Or New Illustrated Flora Of The Hawaiian Islands.
Books 1-4. second edition.
Fat 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Unpaginated, but c.1190 pp. Loose leaf sheets bound together in pictorial boards. A very good copy. Illustrated throughout by line drawings. 1946 reprint of the first four books of the Flora Hawaiiensis, issued 'at irregular intervals in loose leaf fasicles, termed Centuries, each containing approximately 100 plant descriptions and 100 full-page illustrations,' first published, 1933-40. Another three books and further revisions appeared until the 1980s. Ottto Degener (1899-1988) taught at the University of Hawaii, 1925-27 and was first naturalist at two of the Hawaiian national parks. His collection, including some specimens, now extinct, is held at the New York Botanic Garden. A scarce title.
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