Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart, 1916. First Edition. Wraps. Quarto; pp; pp; 347, (16): illustrations, viii plates, folded map; original printed tan paper wrappers; previous owner’s name on wrapper, “H. Bassler”. Light soiling to the wrappers , 1.5” abrasion at head of spine, else very good, internally near fine;. Very good. Item #15803
Uncommon; Theodor Carl (Karl) Julius Herzog (1880-1961) was a German bryologist and phytogeographer. He studied sciences at Freiburg and Zurich, obtaining his doctorate in 1903 from the University of Munich as a student of botanist Ludwig Radlkofer (1829-1927). Later, he attained his habilitation at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich under the sponsorship of Carl Joseph Schröter (1855-1939). From 1904 to 1912, he was engaged in a series of botanical excursions; Sardinia (1904 and 1906), Ceylon (1905 and 1908) and Bolivia (1907-08 and 1910-12). In 1920 he became an associate professor of botany at the University of Munich, later succeeding Wilhelm Detmer (1850-1930) at the University of Jena (1925), where he remained until 1948. A leading authority of mosses, he also dealt with the systematics and phytogeography of flowering plants. The plant specific terms herzogiana and herzogii bear his name, two examples being: Frullania herzogiana and Luteolejeunea herzogii.