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WITHERING, W[illiam].
An Arrangement of British Plants; According to the latest Improvements of the Linnaean System. To which is prefixed, An Easy Introduction to the Study of Botany. Illustrated by Copper Plates.
Birmingham Printed for the Author by M. Swinney; Sold by G. C. & J. Robinson and B. & J. White. London Third edition. 4 volumes in 3, 1796. pp. xii, 402. Plates 1-16, 19 [5 folding]; (ii), 512. 9 plates [nos.20-28]; 513-746, 891-920 (Index to vols. II and III). pls.29, 30; (iv), 747-890; (iv), 418, (i) Advertisement, (i) blank. Plates 17, 18, 31 [coloured]. TOTAL PLATES : 31 (1 coloured). Loosely inserted a small part-coloured plate of fungi by JAMES BOLTON, Halifax - 'Drawn & Etched by J. Bolton at Halifax, Aug. 1787.' Later half calf, inscribed on the title to v.I - Mr. Robson from the Author - and each volume signed by EDWARD ROBSON, voluminous annotation throughout volumes 2,3,4, overall very good copies. *EDWARD ROBSON [1763-1813] Durham, botanist, acknowledged in v.I as having rendered assistance to the author. The marginal annotations record those species sent and to whom [for example DT - DAWSON TURNER]. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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