An introduction to the science of botany, chiefly extracted from the works of Linnaeus; to which are added, several new tables and notes, and a life of the author
LEE, JAMES, [CARL VON LINNÉ]

An introduction to the science of botany, chiefly extracted from the works of Linnaeus; to which are added, several new tables and notes, and a life of the author

London Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington [etc.], 1810 Fourth edition Fourth edition, corrected and enlarged. Second issue. 8vo (20.7 x 12.5 cm) . Modern quarter calf on marble boards, new end papters. Collation: xxiv, 580 p. + Copper engraved Portrait and 12 hand-colored, copper engraved plates. The plates were drawn by Henerson and engraved by Wettam. The plate shown here contains the extent of offsetting from plants and foxing . Offsetting and foxing for portrait and facing title page. Edge foxing and spotting throughout being most noticeable on a few of the plates collected at end of book. There are also remnant stains from plant material previously placed into the book in fresh state. Gutter stains in several leaves of preliminaries. In general the text has only light to moderate foxing and staining confined mostly to fore edge and bottom right corner of ca. 15 leaves. This edition was prepared by Lee's son, James Lee the Younger, is only edition with color plates and expanded text with additional tables that complement the translation of Linneaus's Philosophia botanica (presumably translated by E. W. Gray) that greatly enhance the utility of the book. The text has cancelled title page and pp. xv-xvii. The later single leaf is replacement for two leaves present in first issue which contained "some malicious details concerning Sir Joseph Banks"(Henrey II, p. 356) by Robert Thornton in his essay on the Life and Writings of James Lee. The present leaf is labeled xv-xvi/xvii-xviii and contains text that extends beyond that of adjacent leaves. There is no known copy of the first issue with the comments on Sir Joseph Banks. The last section of index and color plates with accompanying explanatory text has not been bound even with the remaining text block, thus extending out at the fore edge. This may have been done purposely to permit reader to see full dimension of plates with border. Tighter binding would have risked limiting view of objects on plates. This is a rare color copy of Lee's "original work that constituted the first treatise of treatise of the Linnaean system in England." (Stafleu & Cowan 4289). There is dedication to James Edward Smith by James Lee the Younger followed by Thornton's essay on James Lee. There are VIII Tables complementing the translation of text for the twenty four Linnean Classes, Appendix on Palms, five (5) chapters on Genera and, in Part Third, twenty three (23) chapters on plant types, i.e. vegetables divisible into families or tribes, all parts of plants, seeds and various aspects of growth, germination and fine structures found on plants, ending with types of inflorescence and other morphological features on plants that permitting distinction of species and their varieties . The remaining portion of the book contains tables that include portions of the Termini Botanici: A dictionary of botanical terms for use of students in botany. "Lee (1715-1795) was gardener at Syon House, Middlesex and to Duek of Argyll at Whitton, Middleses. He also was partner with J. Kennedy in Vineyard Nursery, Hammersmith around 1745. He had a number of plant collectors providing plants from America and at the Cape (Horn?). He was a correspondent of Linneases. He introduced Fuchsia coccinea. He published Introdcution to Botany in 1760. The fourth edition (present copy and only one with) has his portrait " (Desmond, Dict. Brit. & Irish Bot.& Hort, p.378) (Henrey, 961; Staffleu & Cowan, 4289) Good + 1/4 Leather (Item ID: 0000220)

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This is a rare color copy of Lee's "original work that constituted the first treatise of treatise of the Linnaean system in England." (Stafleu & Cowan 4289). There is dedication to James Edward Smith by James Lee the Younger followed by Thornton's essay on James Lee. There are VIII Tables complementing the translation of text for the twenty four Linnean Classes, Appendix on Palms, five (5) chapters on Genera and, in Part Third, twenty three (23) chapters on plant types, i.e. vegetables divisible into families or tribes, all parts of plants, seeds and various aspects of growth, germination and fine structures found on plants, ending with types of inflorescence and other morphological features on plants that permitting distinction of species and their varieties . The remaining portion of the book contains tables that include portions of the Termini Botanici: A dictionary of botanical terms for use of students in botany. "Lee (1715-1795) was gardener at Syon House, Middlesex and to Duek of Argyll at Whitton, Middleses. He also was partner with J. Kennedy in Vineyard Nursery, Hammersmith around 1745. He had a number of plant collectors providing plants from America and at the Cape (Horn?). He was a correspondent of Linneases. He introduced Fuchsia coccinea. He published Introdcution to Botany in 1760. The fourth edition (present copy and only one with) has his portrait " (Desmond, Dict. Brit. & Irish Bot.& Hort, p.378) (Henrey, 961; Staffleu & Cowan, 4289)

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