THE BRITISH GARDEN: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HARDY PLANTS INDIGENOUS, OR CULTIVATED IN THE CLIMATE OF GREAT BRITAIN in two volumes

By: Murray, Lady Charlotte

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767, [26] pages; Two volumes. Contents clean and secure in original brown boards with modern white velin spines and printed spine labels, new endpapers. Volume II bumped at head of spine. OCLC: 4182112 Each volume has the attractive 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bart. of Rudding Park with the motto "Virtus Propter Se" [Power for its own sake]. This would be Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 2nd Baronet (1799–1872) who in 1824 purchased an estate near Harrogate, North Yorkshire and completed the construction of Rudding Park House. The second Baronet also served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1857. The author of this work Lady Charlotte Murray (1754 – 1808) was an English botanist, best known for this two-volume work The British Garden, in which she explains how the Linnaean classification system can be used to identify and name unfamiliar plants. In 1793, Lady Charlotte discovered a double variety of Geranium pratense which she sent to Lady Banks.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.

Title: THE BRITISH GARDEN: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HARDY PLANTS INDIGENOUS, OR CULTIVATED IN THE CLIMATE OF GREAT BRITAIN in two volumes

Author Name: Murray, Lady Charlotte

Categories: Gardening and Botany, 19th Century, Antiquarian Books, 19th Century,

Edition: Third Edition

Publisher: London, Thomas Wilson: 1808

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Seller ID: 39030

Keywords: Gardens English Gardens Hardy Plants British Botany Linnaean System Botanical Classification Plant Taxonomy