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DAVIES, Hugh.
The first botany of Wales
Welsh botanology. A systematic catalogue of the native plants of the Isle of Anglesey, in Latin, English, and Welsh; with the habitats of the rarer species, and a few observations. Including: An alphabetical catalogue of the Welsh names of vegetables rendered into Latin and English; with some account of the qualities, economical or medicinal, of the most remarkable. London, for the author by W. Marchant, 1813. 2 works (the 1st in 2 parts) in 1 volume. 8vo. With 1 engraved plate, often lacking. 19th-century black half sheepskin with marbled sides, new endpapers. [2], XIV, [2], 152; XVI, 256; 8, [2], 270, [1 blank] pp. First and only edition of a very rare pioneering work of botany in Wales, cataloguing the plants of the Isle of Anglesey (off the coast of nothwest Wales), bound together with a rare list of plants in the Southampton Botanic Garden. With the text in Latin, English and Welsh.Slightly foxed, ex-library stamps on the first and the last end-paper. Top of title-page cut off and repaired with the missing text written in ink. Ad. 1: Pritzel 2076; not in Arnold Arboretum; Ad. 2: Arnold Arboretum II, p. 42.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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