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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 2: Book II, III and IV

Flora / Fauna

Series: The Ambonese Herbal Volume: 2

By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

660 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Yale University Press

Hardback | Mar 2011 | #186544 | ISBN-13: 9780300153712
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NHBS Price: £65.00 $80/€73 approx

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Volume two covers Book II: Containing the Aromatic Trees: Being Those That Have Aromatic Fruits, Barks or Redolent Wood; Book III: Containing Those Trees, Which Produce Some Resin, Notable Flowers, or Hurtful Milk; and Book IV: Containing the Wild Trees That Provide Timber.

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Georgius Everhardus Rumphius (1627-1702), a soldier and naturalist, arrived on the island of Ambon in Indonesia in 1653 and until his death devoted himself to the task of documenting the tropical environment he encountered there. The late E. M. Beekman, a highly acclaimed authority on colonial and Dutch language and literature, was Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was also an accomplished poet and novelist and the author of two dozen books.

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