New Zealand Plants and Their Story by L. Cockayne

Interesting Provenance

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1910. Wellington; Gov't Printer. 1st Edition. Presentation Copy. Illustrated.

Presented to A.G. Tansley with the authors compliments.

From the personal library of A.G. Tansley (Sir Arthur George Tansley). From the personal library of David Bellamy.

Illustrated with 71 photographs, this early 20th-century book examines native New Zealand plants. Author Leonard Cockayne is regarded as New Zealand's greatest botanist and one of the founders of modern science in New Zealand. This book was the first attempt to describe the plant life of New Zealand as a whole. Cockayne avoids technical language and the work is accessible to the average reader. Many New Zealanders used this work to better understand their native land.

This book is from the personal library of Arthur George Tansley (1871-1955), a pioneer who popularized and coined the word "Ecology". He also served as the first chairman of the British Nature Conservancy.

This Book is also from the personal library of David Bellamy (1933-2019), an English botanist, well known television presenter, author and environmental campaigner.

Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Corner bumped and rubbed with mild edge-wear. Riple and crease along lower right corner of cover is books most serious flaw, else in very good to fine condition.