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Flora Londinensis, or, Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London
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Flora Londinensis, or, Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London : with their places of growth, and times of flowering, their several names according to Linnæus and other authors : with a particular description of each plant in Latin and English : to which are added, their several uses in medicine, agriculture, rural œconomy and other arts

Title Variants

Alternative: Flora londinensis

Alternative: Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London

Related Titles

Related/Analytical: Flora Londinensis

Related/Analytical: Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London

By

Curtis, William, 1746-1799

Darton, William, 1755-1819
Edwards, Sydenham, 1768-1819
Kilburn, William, 1745-1818
Sansom, Francis, active 1784-1799
Sowerby, James, 1757-1822
White, Benjamin, approximately 1724-1794
White, Benjamin, 1879-

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

London, Printed for and sold by the author ... and B. White, 1777

Notes

Title vignette.

Binding: 6 pts. in the original paper boards; all pages uncut; each vol. varies slightly in size.

Engraved title vignettes.

Includes 432 engraved plates, three on double plates, with unpaginated text. The plates are numbered three different ways: 1. arranged according to the Linnaean system; 2. arranged alphabetically by Latin names; 3. arranged alphabetically by English names.

Originally issued in 72 numbers, forming 6 fascicles to be bound in two vols. Vol. 1 (fasc. 1-3) contains the title page for vol. 1, two lists of subscribers, a preface, a dedication to John Stuart, Earl of Bute, descriptions of plants starting with "Veronica agrestis", indexes to each fasc. and general indexes to fasc. 1-3; vol. 2 (fasc. 4-6) contains the title page for vol. 2, a dedication to John Coakly Lettsom, descriptions of plants starting with "Hippuria vulgaris", indexes to each fasc. and general indexes to fasc. 4-6.

The plates are engraved by William Kilburn, Francis Sansom, James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, William Darton.

Vol. 2 has imprint: London : Printed for and sold by the author, no. 3 St. George's Crescent, Black-Friars-Road, 1778.

Hunt botanical cat. | 650

Nissen, C. Botanische Buchillustration (2. Aufl.), | 439

Plant names in English and Latin.

Subjects

18th century , Botanical illustration , Botany , Early works to 1800 , England , Engravings , Herbals , London

Call Number

QK306 .C98X 1777

Language

English

Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.62570
LCCN: 05020301
LCCN: 05-20301//r87
OCLC: 16404176
Soulsby: 664d

 

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