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An Introduction to Botany Containing an Explanation of the Theory of That Science; Extracted from the Works of Dr Linnaeus
London: Printed for J. F. And C. Rivington, 1776. xxiv, 432pp. With five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints starting. Armorial bookplate of John Woods to FEP, light marginal browning and spots of foxing in places. James Lee (1715-1795), Scottish gardener, who having apprenticed with Philip Miller at the Chelsea Physic Garden was gardener to the Duke of Somerset at Syon House, and to Lord Islay, later the third Duke of Argyll at Whitton Park. Lee was a correspondent with Linnaeus, through the connection of the Chelsea Physic Garden; he compiled a guide to the Linnaean system, An Introduction to Botany, published in 1760, which passed through five editions. Lee held correspondence with plant collectors in the Americas and with Francis Masson and others at the Cape of Good Hope, whence hardy and half-hardy plants and seeds were coming to be tested in English gardens and hothouses. ESTC T81052.. The Third Edition, Corrected. 8vo.
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