8vo in 4s [text block 175 x 100mm], [xx], 231, verso blank, , 6, , 24pp, contemporary panelled calf, nicely rebacked in period style with blind decorated raised bands and blind floral centres, dark red lettering piece, gilt, endpapers retained but new inner hinges, old book label on front pastedown, inscription dated 1772 on front free endpaper. Some old, faintish dampstaining on bottom margins and sometimes text; stain in margin pp20 List of Plants; very occasional scattered spotting; a nice copy. [Henery 620, some copies have a second dedication consisting of six leaves, absent from this copy.]. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Catalogus Stirpium, &c. or, a Catalogue of ...
Verlag: Nottingham; printed for the author and sold by C Rivington 1st edition
Buchbeschreibung Nottingham: Printed for the Author by G. Ayscough and sold by C. Rivington London, 1738. First and only edition, , 231, , 6, , 24 pp., with the armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale, contemporary calf, hinges partly cracked, spine gilt with floral motifs in compartments, morocco label, a nice copy. George Charles Deering [formerly Georg Karl Dering] (1695?–1749), botanist, was born in Dresden and educated at the Hamburg Gymnasium and the University of Leiden (1708–10), where he was a pupil of Boerhaave. He returned to London in 1719 and then practised as a physician at Nottingham from 1735 till his death in 1749. He was also the editor of "Nottinghamia vetus et nova or an historical account of the ancient and present state of the town of Nottingham, 1751" which was published posthumously. One of the earliest of British local floras. "Although written at a time when botanical nomenclature was very different to what it is at present, the work must be acknowledged as a valuable record of the flora of the district. Its pages may be searched with interest to see the enormous changes which have taken place during the century and a half which have since elapsed. It may further be observed that it will always possess a more than local interest, because in it the two Nottingham meadow crocuses are for the first time introduced to the British flora."—Brown, A History of Nottinghamshire. Henrey, 620; Dobbin, 271. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 34578