FLORES POETICI. THE FLORIST'S MANUAL: DESIGNED AS AN INTRODUCTION TO VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGY AND SYSTEMATIC BOTANY, FOR CULTIVATORS OF FLOWERS. WITH MORE THAN EIGHTY BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF POETIC FLOWERS
1833·Boston & New York
by Bourne, Hermon
Boston & New York: Munroe and Francis & Charles S. Francis, 1833. 288pp. including seventy-three handcolored engravings. Later pebbled cloth boards and modern morocco backstrip, leather label. Corners worn. One signature moderately foxed (affecting four illustrations). Very good. A treatise on botany, with interesting early American color plates. In the introduction, Bourne states that his purpose is to provide his readers with a text that includes a discussion of the scientific elements of plant botany that will also be accessible to the casual reader. The list that appears under the running title, "Index to Colored Flowers," is misleading. Though 124 plants are noted, many in the same class are represented by a single, general illustration. According to the titlepage, Bourne was editor of the LITERARY MAGAZINE. Not in Bennett or McGrath. An attractive, and rare, American botanical, with interesting and early color plates. OCLC 5226972.
(Inventory #: WRCAM34083A)
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