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A system of vegetables: according to their classes, orders, genera, species, with their characters and differences

Collection Data

Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778 (Author)
Elmgren, Johan (Translator)
Stringer, E. (British painter, active 18th century) (Translator)
Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802 (Translator)
Dates / Origin
Place: Lichfield
Publisher: Printed by John Jackson for Leigh and Sotheby, York Street, Covent Garden
Date Issued: 1782 - 1783
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents 95-501
Plants -- Classification
Plant names, Popular -- Great Britain
Tobacco -- Nomenclature
Content: The title page of v. 1 is dated 1782 and lacks the words "Vol. 1" appearing on t.p. of another issue dated 1783; v. 1 also lacks half title "A system of vegetables in two volumes." Soulsby considered the BM (Natural History) copy of this issue "probably a proof copy of vol. 1 of the 1783 edition ... It seems to be unique"; in fact, several copies are recorded, including Hunt's.
Content: Title page of v. 2 includes statement "in two volumes."
Numbering: Paged continuously; v. 1: [2], ii, lvi, 424 p., XI [i.e. 22] leaves of plates; v. 2: [4], [425]-897, [33] p.
Content: Illustrations: 11 prints : etching ; full-page. Signed E. Stringer sclp. Each accompanied by conjugate leaf of descriptive letterpress.
Content: "Botanic terms and definitions" (translated from the thesis of Johan Elmgren): p. [xiii]-xl.
Content: "An alphabetical catalogue of English and Scotch names of plants, from the most approved botanical writers, refer'd to their respective genera," 1784: [32] p. at end of v. 2.
Content: "Nicotiana: Tabacum fruticosa, rustica, paniculata, urens, glutinosa, pusilla": p. 178.
Citation/reference: Hunt botanical cat., II, 665
Citation/reference: Soulsby, B.H. Linnaeus, 580, 580a
Statement of responsibility: By a botanical society, at Lichfield.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. (8vo)
Signatures: Vol. 1: [*A-*B]⁴ *C-*F⁴ *G² *H⁴ A-3G⁴; v. 2: A-Z⁴ 2A⁴ (-2A4) 2B-3O⁴, chi-4chi⁴.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12321707
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0b76ac00-c16b-0130-2f4e-58d385a7bbd0
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