John Lindley, 1799-1865: Gardener-Botanist and Pioneer Orchidologist

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John Lindley is honoured nowadays as the foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century, indeed by some as 'the father of orchidology'. He is especially remembered for his fundamental achievement in the classification, description and naming of orchids. He established more than 120 genera of Orchidaceae. However, he was also among the most industrious and productive of the nineteenth century botanists. As administrator, professor, horticulturist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist he ...
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2006 HARDCOVER New 9781851492961. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--HARDCOVER. 224 pages; 71 illustrations, 42 in color. Description: "John Lindley is honored ... nowadays as the foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century, indeed by some as 'the father of orchidology'. He is especially remembered for his fundamental achievement in the classification, description and naming of orchids. He established more than 120 genera of Orchidaceae. However, he was also among the most industrious and productive of the nineteenth century botanists. As administrator, professor, horticulturist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist he used his time to the full. His forthright report on the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew saved it from destruction and provided a view of the potentialities which led ultimately to the development of Kew into a world-important institution. This volume commemorates the bi-centenary of his birth. Professor Stearn sketches Lindley's career as a whole and the d Read more Show Less

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John Lindley is honoured nowadays as the foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century, indeed by some as 'the father of orchidology'. He is especially remembered for his fundamental achievement in the classification, description and naming of orchids. He established more than 120 genera of Orchidaceae. However, he was also among the most industrious and productive of the nineteenth century botanists. As administrator, professor, horticulturist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist he used his time to the full. His forthright report on the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew saved it from destruction and provided a view of the potentialities which led ultimately to the development of Kew into a world-important institution. This volume commemorates the bi-centenary of his birth. Professor Stearn sketches Lindley's career as a whole and the distinguished panel of contributors he has brought together then give more detailed treatment to Lindley's roles as orchidologist, as palaeobo
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  • ISBN-13: 9781851492961
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist
  • Publication date: 1/25/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Preface 8
List of Colour Plates 10
List of Figures 12
I The Life, Times and Achievements of John Lindley, 1799-1865 15
II An introductory lecture delivered in the University of London on April 30, 1824 73
III Botany and medicine. Address delivered at the commencement of the Medical Session 1834-5, University of London on 1 October 1834 89
IV Lindley's life-long love affair with orchids 107
V Lindley as a horticulturist 143
VI Lindley and Hutton's 'Fossil Flora of Great Britain' 160
VII The Lindley Library and John Lindley's Library 175
VIII Lindley documents in the British Columbia Archives 191
IX The Lindley Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society 193
X A list of published works of John Lindley 197
Contributors 220
Index 221
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