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Flora Londinensis, or, Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild...

Title: 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 Linnaeus 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 oeconomy, and other arts / by William Curtis.
Variant Title: Plates and descriptions of such plants as grow wild in the environs of London
Author(s)/Relationship(s): Curtis, William, 1746-1799, author.
Kilburn, William, 1745-1818, artist, engraver.
Sowerby, James, 1757-1822, artist, engraver.
Edwards, Sydenham, 1768-1819, artist, engraver.
Darton, William, 1755-1819, engraver.
Sansom, Francis, active 1784-1799, engraver.
White, Benjamin, approximately 1724-1794, bookseller.
Publisher: London : Printed for and sold by the author, at his botanic-garden, Lambeth-Marsh, and B. White and Son, booksellers, in Fleet-Street, MDCCLXXVII-1798 [1777-1798]
Related Title: London flora.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 47 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Language: eng lat
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Referenced In: Henrey, B. British botanical and horticultural literature before 1800, 595
English Short Title Catalogue, T83980
Nissen, C. Botanische Buchillustration, 439
Catalogue of botanical books in the collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt, 650
Pritzel, G.A. Thesaurus literaturae botanicae omnium gentium (1872-1877 edition), 2004
Blake, J. NLM 18th cent., p. 106
Details: folio
MeSH Subjects: Botany
Pictorial Work
Notes: Originally published between 1775 and 1798 in 72 numbers, forming 6 fascicles to be bound in 2 volumes (vol. I: fasc. 1-3, vol. II: fasc. 4-6). Cf. Hunt.
Volume 1 has engraved title page vignette.
Volume 2 has imprint: London : Printed for and sold by the author, No. 3, St. George’s Crescent, Black-Friars-Road, 1798.
"Most plates unsigned; some signed by William Kilburn, James Sowerby, or Sydenham Edwards as artist and engraver, some by F. Sansom or W. Darton as engraver"--Hunt, R.M.M. Botanical books, 650, page 390.
Contents vary slightly from description in Blanche Henrey, British botanical and horticultural lit. before 1800, v. 3, no. 595, in lacking "General observations ... of our best grasses" called for in Fasc. 6 and dedication and subscriptionlists for Fasc. 1, and "Catalogue of certain plants ... in Yorkshire" in Fasc. 4, and in different binding order of some preliminary leaves.
Includes indexes.
NLM copy, plates hand-colored and hand-numbered.
Also available online.
In English with plant names in Latin.
Reproduction Status: digitized.
Provenance: NLM copy, stamps of the Devon & Exeter Institution. DNLM
NLM Unique ID: 2661459R
Other ID Numbers: (OCoLC)14831253


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