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An introduction to botany. Containing an explanation of the theory of that science, and an interpretation of its technical terms. Extracted from the works of Dr. Linnaeus, and calculated to assist such as may be desirous of studying that author's methods and improvements. With twelve copper plates, and two explanatory tables. To which is added an appendix; containing upwards of two thousand English names of plants, referred to their proper titles in the Linnaean system.
London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson., 1760. - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, pp. xvi, 320, [24], 12 engr. plates (plates 4 & 5 transposed), full cont. sprinkled calf, gilt, binding sl. rubbed, top of spine sl, chipped, minor scrape to calf on rear board, a pleasant and crisp copy from the Lovelace library at Torridon, with the stamp of Ben Damph Forest on front paste-down e.p. ["It is the first work in English to present botanists with Linnaeus's sexual system of classification and with his terminology, based on his own writings, and it did much to promote the knowledge, and extend the progress and popularity, of the system in this country." Blanche Henrey, !! p. 355.] [Blanche Henrey 952; ESTCT81054] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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