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St. Helena.- Papers relating to the Devastation Committed by Goats on the island of St. Helena, St. Helena, occasional light foxing or browning, modern antique-style calf, 8vo, Printed for S. Solomon by J. Coupland, 1810.

⁂ Rare, only 3 copies listed on COPAC (BL, National Library of Scotland and Natural History Museum).

Goats were first introduced to St. Helena by the Portuguese to provide meat for passing ships. By the nineteenth century however they had wrought considerable ecological damage on the island; following a visit to the island in 1843, Joseph Hooker wrote: "Probably 100 St Helena plants have thus disappeared from the Systema Naturae since the first introduction of goats on the Island".

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St. Helena.- Papers relating to the Devastation

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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