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A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain

A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain
With Descriptions of the Genera and Species, According to the System of the Celebrated Linnaeus
2 Volume Set


  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108075893

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  • This two-volume milestone work, published in 1776, was the first major publication of William Withering (1741–99), a physician who had also trained as an apothecary (his Account of the Foxglove, and Some of its Medical Uses is also reissued in this series). The first systematic botanical guide to British native plants, the present work uses and extends the Linnaean system of classification, but renders the genera and species 'familiar to those who are unacquainted with the Learned Languages'. Withering offers 'an easy introduction to the study of botany', explaining the markers by which the plants are classified in a particular genus, and giving advice on preserving specimens, but the bulk of the work consists of botanical descriptions (in English) of the appearance, qualities, varieties, common English names, and uses of hundreds of plants. The book continued to be revised and reissued for almost a century after Withering's death.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108075893
    • length: 968 pages
    • dimensions: 221 x 147 x 58 mm
    • weight: 1.22kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: The design
    An easy introduction to the study of botany
    1. One chive
    2. Two chives
    3. Three chives
    4. Four chives
    5. Five chives
    6. Six chives
    7. Seven chives
    8. Eight chives
    9. Nine chives
    10. Ten chives
    11. Twelve chives
    12. Twenty chives
    13. Many chives
    14. Two chives longer. Volume 2:
    15. Four chives longer
    16. Threads united
    17. Threads in two sets
    18. Threads in many sets
    19. Tips united
    20. Chives on the pointal
    21. Chives and pointals separate
    22. Chives and pointals distinct
    23. Various dispositions upon one plant
    24. Flowers inconspicuous
    Latin terms

  • Author

    William Withering

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