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Manual of the indigenous grasses of New Zealand

Author: John Buchanan; James Hector, Sir; James Hughes, (Printer); New Zealand. Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department.
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Printed at the Office of James Hughes, Lambton Quay, 1880.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Field guides
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buchanan, John, -1898.
Manual of the indigenous grasses of New Zealand.
Wellington : Printed at the office of James Hughes, 1880
(OCoLC)613057110
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Buchanan; James Hector, Sir; James Hughes, (Printer); New Zealand. Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department.
OCLC Number: 5261205
Notes: Cover title.
In brown paper covers.
At head of title: Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department. James Hector, M.D., C.M.G., F.R.S., Director.
'[Author is] Botanist and Draughtsman to the Geological Survey"--Cover
"This manual is reproduced from the folio work on the Grasses of New Zealand, the preparation of which was ordered by the New Zealand government in consequence of a resolution adopted by the House of Representatives on 29th, 1876 on the motion of Sir George Grey, K.C.B., to the effect that a work on the native grasses of the colony should be prepared, with nature-printed plates and descriptions of each species, and to be accompanied by an essay on the grasses and forage-plants likely to prove useful in New Zealand"--Preface.
"Published by Command."
"Plates numbered I-XXIX, XXIX.2, XXX-XXXIII, XXXIII.2 XXXIV, XXXIV. 2, XXXV-LVIII, XVII.2, XXVI.2, XXXVI.2. Plate XXXII misnumbered XXXIII"--Bagnall.
List of Geological Survey publications on the back cover.
"The small-paper general edition in which the original plates were reduced by photo-lithography and printed in olive green colour ink. Text reset"--Bagnall
Credits: At head of t.p.: Colonial Museum & Geological Survey Department.
Description: xiv, [4], 174 pages, 64 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Indigenous grasses of New Zealand
Responsibility: by John Buchanan, F.L.S., Lond.

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