Directions for bringing over seeds and plants, from the East-Indies and other distant countries, in a state of vegetation : together with a catalogue of such foreign plants as are worthy of being encouraged in our American colonies, for the purposes of medicine, agriculture, and commerce. To which is added, the figure and botanical description of a new sensitive plant, called Dionaea muscipula: or, Venus's fly-trap
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Botanical description of the Dionaea muscipula, or Venus's fly-trap.
Ellis, John, 1710?-1776
Davis, Lockyer, 1719-1791
Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
Roberts, James, 1725-1799
London :Printed and sold by L. Davis, printer to the Royal Society, opposite Gray's-Inn, Holborn,MDCCLXX 
"A botanical description of the Dionaea muscipula, or Venus's fly-trap," with special half-title (p. -41), is written in the form of a letter to 'Sir Charles Linnaeus' and dated Sept. 23, 1769.
"Another edition of Directions was published in 1771, with 'The Method of Catching and Preserving Insects for Collections' replacing the paper on the Venus flytrap"--Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation preface to its PDF facsimile of Ellis's work.
Includes an engraved frontispiece showing different kinds of casks and boxes for transporting plants, and a hand-colored plate of the "Venus's Flytrap" signed by the engraver James Roberts.
Signatures: [A]p2 s(-A2) B-Fp4 s[G]p2 s(-G2).
ESTC (online) | T31864
Sabin | 22319
Hunt, Rachel McMasters Miller. Catalogue of botanical books, | 606
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