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Hortus Gramineus Worburnensis: Or an Account of the Results of Experiments on the Produce and Nutritive Qualities of Different Grasses and Other plants used as then Food of the More Valuable Domestic Animals: Instituted by John, Duke of Bedford.

Illustrated with Numerous Figures of the Plants and Seeds Upon Which These Experiments Have Been Made, and Practical Observations on Their Natural Habits and the Soils Best Adapted to Their Growth. Pointing out the Kinds Most Profitable for Permanent Pasture, Irrigated Meadows, Dry or Upland Pasture, and the Alternate Husbandry; Accompanied with the Discriminating Characters of the Species and Varieties.

pp. xx, 438. 4 coloured plates of seeds, 56 hand-coloured plates, mostly grasses. Early half calf, marbled boards and end-papers, spine rubbed and lacking label, half-title discarded, most plates with some foxing, ex libris W. T. STEARN with book-plate.

*WILLIAM THOMAS STEARN (16 April 1911 9 May 2001) considered one of the most eminent British botanists of his time, he is remembered by an essay prize in his name from the Society for the History of Natural History, and a named cultivar of Epimedium, one of many genera he produced monographs on. He is the botanical authority for over 400 plants that he named and described.

James Ridgway. London.

Date Published: 1825. Second edition.

Stock No. 64474

Price: 145.00