TRAVELS IN PERU AND INDIA, While Superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants and Seeds in South America, and Their Introduction into India

TRAVELS IN PERU AND INDIA, While Superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants and Seeds in South America, and Their Introduction into India
TRAVELS IN PERU AND INDIA, While Superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants and Seeds in South America, and Their Introduction into India TRAVELS IN PERU AND INDIA, While Superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants and Seeds in South America, and Their Introduction into India TRAVELS IN PERU AND INDIA, While Superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants and Seeds in South America, and Their Introduction into India TRAVELS IN PERU AND INDIA, While Superintending the Collection of Chinchona Plants and Seeds in South America, and Their Introduction into India
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PublishingDate: 1862
Publisher: John Murray
Condition: Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Edition: 1st edition
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London: John Murray.1862. xviii+572pp. First Edition. Hardcover, no jacket. Eight full page plates incl frontis, six partial page plates, one fold-out genealogical table, and two fold-out maps all present. Ex-library. Library markings include ink number to spine, bookplate to front pastedown, small stamps to illustrations/maps, stamp to title page, and at rear a due date slip and torn card pocket. Overall Good+ condition. Stamped green cloth boards with gilt decoration are lightly rubbed/bumped but remain very attractive. There is an ink line on the bottom page edge. Some foxing to the endpapers, front and back, otherwise unfoxed. Internally clean and, other than library markings, unmarked. Securely bound. Overall a very satisfactory copy. "The introduction of quinine-yielding Chinchona trees into India...has for some years engaged the attention of the Indian Government."  Here is the story of the authors adventures in Peru in the mid-19th century seeking to import the Chinchona from South America into India. (cfm)

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