Book ID: 101180
Catalogue des plantes indigenes des Pyrenees et du Bas Languedoc. Avec des notes et observations sur les especes nouvelles ou peu connues. 1826. (Reprint 2011). (Cambridge Library Collection, Life Sciences). 134 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
English botanist George Bentham (1800-84) is mostfamous as the author of the popular Handbook of the British Flora (1858), which ran into many editions. A distinguished scientist, Bentham was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1862, and served as President of the Linnean Society of London for thirteen years (1861-74).Originally published in 1826, this catalogue of plants from the Pyrenees region of France is Bentham's second work. Inspired by French botanist de Candolle (1778-1841) as well as by the analytical methods of hisuncle, the famous philosopher Jeremy Bentham, this book is a systematic overview of the plants found between Figueras, in the north of Spain, and Bordeaux, Narbonne and Montpellier in France. The book opens with the story of Bentham's 1825 three-month trip through the Pyrenees region, with botanist G. A. Walker Arnott (1799-1868), on which the Catalogue is based.