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Clark, Aylwin; Phillipson, Nicholas (foreword) An Enlightened Scot, Hugh Cleghorn 1752-1837 , Duns: Black Ace Books, 1992

First edition. Purple cloth, maps, family trees, bw plates, bibliography, index Pagination: xvii, 334. Excellent biography of a man considered the father of scientific forestry in India.<P>Hugh Cleghorn (1752-1837): Forester, born in Madras, and described as the father of scientific forestry in India. After graduating in medicine at Edinburgh, he joined the East India Company and for the rest of his life lived largely in India. He made important collections of plants and published Forests and Plants of South India in 1861. He succeeded in establishing plans to prevent destructive forms of cultivation and was one of the first to challenge the destruction of the rain forests.. Book: extremities sl bumped, VG, Jacket: unclipped, edges of covers sl yellowed in places, a little edge creasing, VG (Book ref. 3016 )  £ 14.00

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