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Author: WESTON (RICHARD) Title: The English Flora: or, a catalogue of trees, shrubs, plants and fruits, natives as well as exotics, cultivated, for use or ornament, in the English nurseries, greenhouses and stoves, arranged according to the Linnean system ; with the Latin trivial and common English names and an English index referring to the Latin names. Also, A general catalogue of seeds for the kitchen-garden, flower-garden, grass-lands, etc. usually raised for sale, and those annually imported from America. [With:] Supplement.
Description: London: Printed for the Author, 1775-80. First edition, 8vo (210 x 130 mm), , 259, , , 120, [2, 'Books on Gardening, Agriculture, and Botany. Written by Richard Weston.']pp., without the Latin title page for the main work, but present for the supplement, cont. calf, rubbed, joints cracked, without spine label. "This in its time was a standard handbook, used by botanists, gardeners, nurseries, seedsmen. It lists trees and shrubs, herbaceous plates, greenhouse plants, stove plants, and seeds according to their Linnaean binomial and English names."—Hunt. Provenance: Armorial bookplate of Johannes Georgius Home Drummond de Abbots Grange. Hunt, 647; Henrey, 1483; Pritzel, 10205.
Keywords: BOTANY FLORA NATURAL HISTORY SEEDSMEN CATALOGUE FLOWERS GARDENING HORTICULTURE
Price: GBP 150.00 = appr. US$ 214.20 Seller: Forest Books
- Book number: 36588