1866 Handbook of The British Flora; A Description of The Flowering Plants and Ferns Indigenous to, or Naturalized in, The British Isles. For the Use of Beginners and Amateurs
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
Very scarce. New edition. An fascinating work in which George Bentham discusses indigenous and naturalised plants found in the British Isles, presented in a clear and concise manner for the amateur 19th century botanist. Bentham was a English botanist who was awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society, and was then later appointed as president of Linnean Society of London and then Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. With a booksellers label to the tail of the front pastedown of Hv. Johnson, Bookseller, Beverley. With the previous owners ink inscription to the title page.
In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally generally smart, with light rubbing to the head of the spine. Large crack to the rear joint. Light offsetting and spotting to the front and rear endpapers, with a booksellers label to the tail of the front pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot.
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