[Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker]
Engraving on india paper, proof before title. Signed in pencil. Plate 225 x 152mm. 8¾ x 6".
Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) was a Botanist, who with Lyell persuaded Darwin to publish his Origin of Species and a forceful proponent of evolutionary theory in later controversies. He published extensively on botany and succeeded his father Sir William Jackson Hooker, as director of Kew Gardens in 1865. He was also founder of geographical botany and was awarded the highest honour of British Science.
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