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Thirty-Eight Plates, with Explanations; intended to illustrate Linnaeus's System of Vegetables

by Martyn, Thomas

  • Hardback £325.00
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  • Catalogue No : 47491
  • Published : 1799
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : vi, 72

Description:

… and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany [addressed to a Lady by the celebrated Jean Jacques Rousseau]. Third edition. Plates drawn and engraved by Fred. P. Nodder. In this copy the plates are hand-coloured (some copies have plates uncoloured). The plates mainly offer segments of corollas, but a few, show a touch of art. Thomas Martyn (1735-1825), professor of botany at the University of Cambridge, believed this volume of plates would bring an understanding of the Linnean system to a popular audience.

Nissen BBI, 1292; Stafleu & Cowan, 5569; Hunt, 732.

Condition

8vo, cont. calf, worn with some loss to edges and corners; rebacked, preserving orig. backstrip. Some foxing; plates with some light soiling, thumbed in places. Good.

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