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The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland (7-Volume Set)

Flora / Fauna

Series: The Trees of Great Britain and Ireland

By: Henry John Elwes (Author), Augustine Henry (Author)

2596 pages, 5 colour & 394 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #212109 | ISBN-13: 9781108070140
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NHBS Price: £216.00 $275/€258 approx

About this book

  • A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.


Although without formal scientific training, Henry John Elwes (1846-1922) devoted his life to natural history. He had studied birds, butterflies and moths, but later turned his attention to collecting and growing plants. Embarking on his most ambitious project in 1903, he recruited the Irish dendrologist Augustine Henry (1857-1930) to collaborate with him on this well-illustrated work. Privately printed in seven volumes between 1906 and 1913, it covers the varieties, distribution, history and cultivation of tree species in the British Isles. The strictly botanical parts were written by Henry, while Elwes drew on his extensive knowledge of native and non-native species to give details of where remarkable examples could be found. Each volume contains photographic plates as well as drawings of leaves and buds to aid identification. The species covered in the volumes include beech, yew, cedar, hickory, fir, ash, birch, pine and oak. The work's index is incorporated in the last volume.


Contents

Volume 1:
- Preface
- Introduction
- Fagus
- Common beech
- Ailanthus
- Sophora
- Araucaria
- Ginkgo
- Liriodendron
- Chinese tulip tree
- Tulip tree
- Picea
- Servian spruce
- Brewer's spruce
- Ajan spruce
- Hondo spruce
- Menzies' spruce
- Taxus
- Common yew
- Cryptomeria
- Pyrus
- True service
- Wild service
- Service tree of Fontainebleau
- Swedish whitebeam
- Bastard mountain ash
- Whitebeam
- Taxodium
- Thuya
- Giant thuya
- Western arbor vitae
- Japanese thuya
- Chinese arbor vitae
- Plates

Volume 2:
- Thujopsis
- Aesculus
- Common horse-chestnut
- Red horse-chestnut
- Indian horse-chestnut
- Japanese horse-chestnut
- Ohio buckeye
- Sweet buckeye
- Californian buckeye
- Tsuga
- Hooker's hemlock
- Western hemlock
- Hemlock spruce
- Carolina hemlock
- Himalayan hemlock
- Siebold's hemlock
- Juglans
- Common walnut
- Black walnut
- Butternut
- Texan walnut
- Manchurian walnut
- Cordate walnut
- Narrow-fruited walnut
- Siebold's walnut
- Common oak
- Sessile oak
- Pubescent oak
- Larix
- Common larch
- Russian larch
- Siberian larch
- Kurile larch
- Japanese larch
- Sikkim larch
- Chinese larch
- Tamarack
- Western larch
- Lyall's larch
- Herzegovinian pine
- Gymnocladus chinensis
- Gymnocladus canadensis
- Cedrela sinensis
- Pterocarya
- Pterocarya caucasia
- Pterocarya rhoifolia
- Pterocarya stenoptera
- Cladastris
- Yellow-wood
- Cladastris amurensis
- Cladastris sinensis
- Plates

Volume 3:
- Cedrus
- Cedrus libani
- Cedrus brevifolia
- Cedrus atlantica
- Cedrus deodara
- Libocedrus
- Libocedrus tetragona
- Libocedrus chilensis
- Libocedrus doniana
- Libocedrus bidwilli
- Libocedrus macrolepis
- Libocedrus decurrens
- Cunninghamia
- Cunninghamia sinensis
- Liquidambar
- Liquidambar styraciflua
- Liquidambar orientalis
- Liquidambar formosana
- Nyssa
- Nyssa sylvatica
- Nyssa aquatica
- Nyssa sinensis
- Sassafras
- Sassafras tzumu
- Sassafras officinale
- Corylus
- Corylus colurna
- Carpinus
- Carpinus orientalis
- Carpinus polyneura
- Carpinus japonica
- Carpinus vedoensis
- Carpinus cordata
- Carpinus laxiflora
- Carpinus caroliniana
- Carpinus betulus
- Ostrya
- Ostrya carpinifolia
- Ostrya virginica
- Ostrya japonica
- Nothofagus
- Nothofagus cliffortioides
- Nothofagus menziesii
- Nothofagus fusca
- Nothofagus moorei
- Nothofagus cunninghami
- Nothofagus betuloides
- Nothofagus obliqua
- Nothofagus antarctica
- Arbutus
- Arbutus unedo
- Arbutus hybrida
- Arbutus andrachne
- Arbutus menziesii
- Sciadopitys
- Sciadopitys verticillata
- Pinus sylvestris
- Carya
- Carya olivaeformis
- Carya amara
- Carya alba
- Carya porcina
- Carya sulcata
- Carya tomentosa
- Platanus
- Platanus orientalis
- Platanus occidentalis
- Acer
- Acer pseudoplatanus
- Acer campestre
- Acer platanoides
- Acer lobelii
- Acer pictum
- Acer opalus
- Acer monspessulanum
- Acer insigne
- Acer volxemi
- Acer trautvetteri
- Acer rubrum
- Acer dasycarpus
- Acer saccharum
- Acer macrophyllum
- Acer negundo
- Sequoia
- Sequoia sempervirens
- Sequoia gigantea
- Plates

Volume 4:
- Abies species
- Pseudotsuga
- Castanea species
- Fraxinus species
- Zelkova
- Celtis species
- Alnus species
- Betula species
- Diospyros species
- Plates

Volume 5:
- Pinus species
- Cupressus species
- Quercus species
- Plates

Volume 6:
- Picea species
- Juniperus species
- Athrotaxis
- Fitzroya
- Saxegothaea
- Torreya
- Cephalotaxus
- Keteleeria
- Pseudolarix
- Catalpa species
- Paulownia
- Robinia species
- Gleditschia species
- Laburnum
- Castanopsis
- Umbellularia
- Prunus species
- Pyrus species
- Magnolia species
- Hallesia
- Morus
- Eucalyptus species
- Plates

Volume 7:
- Tilia species
- Trachycarpus
- Acanthopanax
- Acacia
- Laurelia
- Ilex
- Buxus
- Crataegus
- Salix species
- Populus species
- Ulmus species
- Koelruteria
- Plates
- Postscript
- Index


 

 


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