Robert Wight and the Botanical Drawings of Rungiah & Govindoo.
[Edinburgh]. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2007. First edition.
Quarto. In three volumes. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers, green cloth slipcase. Very minor shelf-wear. A fine set.
The first edition of a finely executed set of volumes on the life and work of Scottish botanist Robert Wight (1796-1872), together with the botanical drawings of Rungiah & Govindoo which he commissioned to accompany his research, published by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. An employee of the East India Company, Wight spent the majority of his professional career in southern India, where he became a leading taxonomist, describing 110 new genera and 1267 new species of flowering plants.£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 23216