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 Printed for the author by G. Ayscough and sold by C. Rivington, 1738. FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, pp. [xx, including the Dedication, which is a cancel], 231. , 6, , 24, 8vo, contemporary speckled calf, double gilt fillets on sides, spine gilt with a large flower in each compartment, red lettering piece cracking to joints, and headcaps defective, but still a good copy, with the engraved armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale (1857 1944). A pleasant copy of one of the earliest local floras, notable for the introduction of the Nottingham Meadow crocuses to the British flora. 'In the Preface to his catalogue [Deering] advocates the pursuit of field botany as a means of obtaining fresh air and exercise, which must have been a very novel idea for 1738. He suggests this form of pastime to the country gentleman who drinks too much as the result of loneliness [or too much company], or who spends too much time in reading. "Can there . be a more suitable as well as more agreeable Interposition between the Bottle and Books, than the Examination of the Vegetable World?"' (Henrey p. 61). (Henrey 620; ESTC T81028). Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 64348