Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809
Hooker on Iceland
Recollections of a tour in Iceland in 1809
Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865
Vernor, Hood and Sharpe,
Yarmouth :Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, and W. Miller :1811.
First edition, 2nd issue, with additional dedication to Joseph Banks, dated 10 August 1811--Stafleu & Cowan, vol. 2, page 285.
Second edition was published in 1813.
Frontispiece plate is hand-colored.
"Appendix E. Icelandic plants": pages -496.
Errata: page , last page group.
Stafleu, F.A. Taxonomic literature (2nd ed.), | vol. 2, page 285
Includes colour images of traditional Icelandic dress and natural landmarks, Journal of a Tour in Iceland was written after author William Jackson Hooker set out on a long expedition across Iceland. Paying particular attention to the political structures and religious institutions in the nation, the author includes intricate tables of how tax dollars were spent, how hospitals and schools were run and more in his lengthy introduction. As an academic botanist by trade, Hooker's journal entries of the text are largely spent on describing the beautiful and exotic flora of the country.
Description and travel
DL312 .H78 1811
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