Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such Interesting Botanical Information as Does Not Come Within the Prescribed Limits of the Magazine; with Occasional Figures, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Sir William Jackson Hooker
E. Conchman, 1836 - Botany
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