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Flora Bathoniensis: or, a Catalogue of the Plants Indigenous to the Vicinity of Bath

by Babington, C.C.

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  • Catalogue No : 38767
  • Published : 1834
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : vi, 62, [6]

Description:

First edition. A folding, engraved map titled, 'A New Map of the Country twelve miles round Bath', '...made expressly for the Improved Bath Guide', has been mounted on a stub facing the title page.

Charles Cardale Babington (1808 –1895) was a botanist and archaeologist. He studied at St John's College, Cambridge, and while there met Charles Darwin. In1829 they argued over beetle specimens that a local dealer was selling.

Babington was later appointed chair of botany at the University of Cambridge in 1861. His major publications included: Manual of British Botany (1843),Flora of Cambridgeshire (1860), The British Rubi(1869), and the present book.

Freeman 133.

Condition

Sm. 8vo, cont. cloth, a few ink spots to front board. Front endpaper creased. Contemporary owner's name, Matthew B. Slater, to top of title page.

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