Book Description

Simkin and Marshall; Groombridge & Sons, [1825-1850] Two Parts bound in one volume. Small quarto. Engraved half title, Title page Part I, xvi, 240pp; Title page Part II, 13, 144pp. 3066 woodcuts. Contemporary half morocco, gilt, raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some intermittent light spotting. Corners rubbed. Index to Part II and pp141-144 originally published in smaller state (8vo), expertly relaid to quarto. Comprehensively cataloguing the origins, date of introduction and British gardens and their owners of foreign introductions during the golden age of plant-hunting, the Floral Register was the resource for all newly introduced plants. Benjamin Maund (1790-1864) botanist and horticulturist, "he prospered as a bookseller, stationer, printer, bookbinder, publisher, and chemist in a combination normal for the time". He experimented with seeds and plants introduced from around the world. Fellow of the Linnean Society. ODNB. Provenance From the library of Enid Lucy Robertson (1925-2016), botanist, phycologist & ecologist, Australian plant collector, with her signature to half-title. Stafleu Taxonomic Literature (2nd) 5715. Journ. Soc. Bib. Nat. History 3:321.
Author Maund, Benjamin
Date 1825; 1850
Binding Half morocco
Publisher Simkin and Marshall; Groombridge & Sons,
Pages xvi,240,13,144pp 3066 engravings

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