1040; 1279; 1258 pp., , 3 vols, roy. 8vo, cont. half morocco, raised bands, gt, marbled boards. Fine. From the library of British botanist, Prof. Chris Humphries, (1947-2009) known for his work on systematic botany and biogeography, but without ownership marks. Facsimile reprint of the original edition (1862-1883). With an introduction by W.T. Stearn; Bentham and Hooker's Genera Plantarum; Its history and dates of publication. Complete set. Vol. 1 (I-III); Vol. 2 (I-II); Vol. 3 (I-II); 7 parts, finely bound in 6 vols. Based at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, George Bentham, (1800-1884), collaborated with Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911), spending 27 years researching and examining specimens in preparation of this work. Published in Latin it included 7,569 genera, and more than 97,200 species. It was an authoritative taxonomy of genera and species that was largely adopted by modern systems of classification. 
Author BENTHAM, G.; HOOKER, J.D.
Publisher Wheldon & Wesley / Cramer: Codicote / Weinheim
Condition Very good