A Treatise on the Forces Which Produce the Organization of Plants. With an Appendix, containing several Memoirs on Capillary Attraction, Electricity, and the Chemical Action of Light.

Harper: Harper & Brothers, No. 82 Cliff-Street.

Price: $750.00

About the item

Second edition, with additions and emendations. Hand-coloured frontispiece of the 2 spectrums, 3 plates at back. 216 pp. 4to. Blue cloth. Back inner hinge splitting, else VG.

Item #255345

In 1837, Dr. Draper (1811-1882) took an appointment at New York University; he was elected professor of chemistry and botany the next year. He was a professor and founder of its school of medicine from 1840 to 1850, President of that school from 1850 to 1873, and professor of chemistry until 1881.