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David Landsborough

Landsborough's 'British Seaweeds'

Description:

This was one of the first books in a 'popular' style designed not for specialists but for all those who had discovered the great beauty in seaweeds. It came at a time when everyone, and this included women for the first time, were being encouraged to discover Natural History in all its diverse richness.

 

The book was so successful that the first edition was soon sold out ans a second edition was quickly printed. The success was due in no small part to the illustrations of Walter Fitch. This young artist was at the beginning of an eminent career that culminated with his appointment as chief illustrator at Kew Gardens.

Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EABK043a, b, c


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