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WITHERING, W[illiam].
A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants; Corrected and Condensed, Preceded by An Introduction to the Study of Botany, Accompanied with Figures: By W. MACGILLIVRAY.
Scott Webster and Geary. London Fourth edition. 2 volumes, 1837. pp. viii, [5]-184. 9 engraved plates of numerous figures, frontispiece and 11 hand-drawn and coloured figures; 185-907, (i). 33 hand-drawn and coloured figures. Full period calf, interleaved with blanks with copious annotation both on the blanks and in the text, the coloured figures added mostly to the blanks with a few marginal in v.II and some uncoloured figures on the blanks, a note from C[harles]. E[dward]. SOWERBY, 3 Mead Place, Westminster Road, in v.I identifies ownership and records the figures as drawn by JAMES SOWERBY and the 'remarks' by CHARLES JOHNSON. In addition there is the early signature of ANNA ELIZABETH LEIGH, 1838, A. C. GRESLEY and later stamp of A. P. M. DE KLUIJS, Tilburg with book-plate. *CHARLES EDWARD SOWERBY [1795-1842], publisher and author of : Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants, 1841, privately printed. The reference to JAMES SOWERBY in the note above presumably relates to James de Carle [1787-1871]. JOHNSON, CHARLES (1791–1880), botanist, was born in London 5 Oct. 1791. He was intended by his father for an assayer, but his bent for natural history proved too strong. He began to lecture on botany in 1819, and thenceforward devoted himself entirely to that science. In 1830 he received the appointment of lecturer on botany in Guy's Hospital upon the founding of its medical school. Here he delivered forty-four courses of lectures, resigning his post in 1873. He was the first to introduce living specimens, which came mostly from his own garden, for demonstration. In 1832 he re-e … [Click Below for Full Description]
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