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Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809
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Title

Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809

Title Variants

Alternative: Hooker on Iceland

Alternative: Recollections of a tour in Iceland in 1809

By

Hooker, William Jackson, Sir, 1785-1865 , author

Keymer, J., , printer
Miller, William. , publisher
Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, , publishers

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

Yarmouth :Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, and W. Miller :1811.

Notes

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 [459]-496.

Errata: page [7], 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.

Subjects

Botany , Description and travel , Iceland , Volcanoes

Call Number

DL312 .H78 1811

Language

English

Identifiers

LCCN: agr22000082
OCLC: 5929161

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.157618

 

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