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Letters on the Elements of Botany, Addressed to a Lady, By the celebrated...

Translated Into English, With Notes, and Twenty-Four Additional Letters, Fully Explaining the System of Linnaeus, By THOMAS MARTYN.

pp. xxiv, 503, (i) blank, (ix) Index of English Names, (i) blank, (xii) Index of Latin Names, (i) Natural Tribes etc., (iv) Index of Terms. Folding Table to demonstrate Linnaeus's System of Vegetables. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, the spine worn and the outer joints weak, the inner joints firm and the text clean, with the printed book-label of JOSIAH WEDGWOOD.

*JOSIAH WEDGWOOD II (probably, rather than JW I or III) 1769-1843, Charles Darwin's uncle and father-in-law, partner with his father in the pottery at Etruria. He was on close terms with Darwin and it was he who persuaded Darwin's father that he should take the post of naturalist aboard the Beagle.

Printed for E. and J. White. London.

Date Published: 1796. Fifth edition, with corrections and improvements.

Stock No. 57845

Price: 200.00