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Popular Names of Flowers, Fruits &c,. As Used in the County of Somerset and the Adjacent Parts of Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire

By A. S. Macmillan

1922

Western Gazette : Yeovil

7.5" by 5"

297pp

 

 

 

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An interesting look at the popular colloquial names of flowers in Southern England from the early twentieth century.

This is an interesting work looking at the local names of flowers and fruits, focused on Southern England in Somerset, Devon, Dorset, and Wiltshire. The work lists the local names, alongside information of where the author received the information from, often charmingly from his correspondents and who he describes and 'young people in the district'. The work was inspired after someone wrote into the 'Somerset County Herald' with an anecdote about another name for Michaelmas Daisy, enquiring whether any work like this has ever been published. The author hoped that it would be a helpful work for young people, to help them learn the official names of plant that they only knew the colloquial names of. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Ex Libris L. E. J. & M. A. Brooke'.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Very light shelfwear to the boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A little rubbing to the gilt to the spine. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Ex Libris L. E. J. & M. A. Brooke'. Light tidemarking to the pastedowns and to the endpapers. The odd light spot to the fore edge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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