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George Sinclair
Early British Horticulture Hortus Gramineus Woburnenis Illustrated 1825 Sinclair
James Ridgeway. Very Good: Gorgeous Illustrations Intact: wonderful exploration of British natural history. George Sinclair was a botanist; in this work, he is exploring the nutritional value of various grasses as animal fodder through comparison of their water-soluble components. Originally published in folio form with cuttings of the grasses mentioned, this is the second edition and is profusely illustrated with prints of the various grasses in color. The study was instituted by the Duke of Bedford while recuperating from ill-health and done with the assistance of various others including Sir Humphrey Davies. The illustrations are just stunning both in detail and the accuracy of approach. Filled with tables and comparisons, this is a great historical document detailing grasses or "weeds" that were cultivated in Great Britain to aid in the feeding of farm animals. Prints signed variously by "C. Hullmandel", or "E.D. Smith,del and A Bailey Sculp". Please do not hesitate to email with questions or for more pictures. Very Good Condition: 4to, leather spine with marble boards; spine is grass green with gilt bands bracketing the title on a brown background with gilt lettering. Re-bound. Some age appropriate discoloration to the pages along with some shadowing, specifically of the title page due to age and ink composition. Pencil marks with occasional marginalia. "Hortus Gramineus Woburnensis: or, an Account of the Results of experiments on the Produce and Nutritive Qualities of Different Grasses and Other Plants used as the Food of the more valuable Domestic Animals: Instituted … [Click Below for Full Description]
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