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A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain (2-Volume Set): With Descriptions of the Genera and Species, According to the System of the Celebrated Linnaeus

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Series: A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain

By: William Withering(Author)

966 pages, 12 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #220785 | ISBN-13: 9781108075893
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About this book

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

This two-volume milestone work, published in 1776, was the first major publication of William Withering (1741–99), a physician who had also trained as an apothecary (his Account of the Foxglove, and Some of its Medical Uses is also reissued in this series). The first systematic botanical guide to British native plants, the present work uses and extends the Linnaean system of classification, but renders the genera and species 'familiar to those who are unacquainted with the Learned Languages'. Withering offers 'an easy introduction to the study of botany', explaining the markers by which the plants are classified in a particular genus, and giving advice on preserving specimens, but the bulk of the work consists of botanical descriptions (in English) of the appearance, qualities, varieties, common English names, and uses of hundreds of plants. A Botanical Arrangement of All the Vegetables Naturally Growing in Great Britain continued to be revised and reissued for almost a century after Withering's death.


Volume 1
The design
An easy introduction to the study of botany

1. One chive
2. Two chives
3. Three chives
4. Four chives
5. Five chives
6. Six chives
7. Seven chives
8. Eight chives
9. Nine chives
10. Ten chives
11. Twelve chives
12. Twenty chives
13. Many chives
14. Two chives longer

Volume 2
15. Four chives longer
16. Threads united
17. Threads in two sets
18. Threads in many sets
19. Tips united
20. Chives on the pointal
21. Chives and pointals separate
22. Chives and pointals distinct
23. Various dispositions upon one plant
24. Flowers inconspicuous

Latin terms

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