Adelaide: E. Spiller, Government Printer, 1882-1890. Folio, coloured titlepage plus 45 chromolithographs by Rosa Fiveash, each with an accompanying text leaf. Nine parts in original grey printed wrappers all contained in a handsome archival four-fold satchel and green cloth solander box with inlaid leather label. Apart from the inevitable slight chipping of some wrappers and a few spots, a very good set of an item often in poor condition.
John Ednie Brown was a talented botanist who arrived in Adelaide from Scotland in 1878 to take up a position as Conservator of Forests. In 1890 he became the Director-General of Forests in New South Wales and later accepted an appointment in Western Australia, where he died in 1899. Forest flora is his best-known work.
Ferguson 7516; Nissen BBI 249.
Price: $6,500.00 AU