New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1977. Photos. First U.S. Edition. Cloth. Tall 8vo, bright green cloth with gold lettering on spine, archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) with three flowers in color on front and back panel, profusely illustrated with color and B&W photos, map endpapers of Fitzroy's voyages, 318 pages. Fine / Good. Item #7221
Mea Allan (1909 – 1982), was a journalist, novelist, and naturalist who was awarded the Leverhulme Research Scholarship to write about the botanists William Hooker and Joseph Dalton Hooker. She also wrote extensively on gardens and flowers.
EXCELLENT illustrated overview of Darwin's studies of flowers and their impact on his theory of natural selection.
Internally clean, bright, and without any markings. Dust jacket is unclipped and bright with a tear lower right and some rubbing (most evident on the rear panel top.