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1 Plimpton, Pauline Ames (Ed. ) Oakes Ames Jottings of a Harvard Botanist
Botanical Museum Harvard University 1980 0674629213 / 9780674629219 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ with light wear on edges; initials embossed on tp; Using journals, letters and diaries, written in the first half of the century, the reader gets a vivid autobiographic picture of the era. Oakes Ames was one of the group of extraordinary teachers that Harvard drew to its faculty under Eliot and Lowell; he devoted his life to the study and teaching of Botany and became a world authority on orchids and economic botany, directing the Botanical Museum and the Arnold Arboretum. The book gives a description of family life in Boston and the small town of North Easton, Massachusetts, as well as the experiences of travel in those early days. The main theme is his love of nature, whether in collecting orchids or acquiring land for his home. It is a book to be savored by those interested in the University, in orchidology and in the striking contrasts between the past and the present. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 401 pages;

Collected and edited by Pauline Ames Plimpton, his daughter, and with a Foreword by George Plimpton, his grandson, theseHis austerity of character and his subtle, surprising humor and insights are particularly relevant for the present time.

 
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2 Plimpton, Pauline Ames (Ed. ) Oakes Ames: Jottings Of A Harvard Botanist
Cambridge Botanical Museum Of Harvard University 1979 0674629213 / 9780674629219 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover VG/G+; Bound in green cloth; DJ sun-faded on spine and rubbed  
Delightful collection of letters, journal entries and diaries that present an autobiographical sketch of Oakes Ames. Ames spent his life devoted to the study and teaching of Botany and was a world authority on orchids and economic botany; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 401 pp  
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