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Lindley, John 1799-1865

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Works: 323 works in 1,309 publications in 6 languages and 7,338 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Dictionaries  Biography  Terminology  History  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Encyclopedias  Records and correspondence  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Correspondent, Redactor, Artist
Classifications: QK94, 580
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The vegetable kingdom; or, The structure, classification, and uses of plants, illustrated upon the natural system by John Lindley( Book )

63 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchidaceae - Systematics
An introduction to the natural system of botany : or, A systematic view of the organisation, natural affinities, and geographical distribution of the whole vegetable kingdom : together with the uses of the most important species in medicine, the arts, and rural or domestic economy by John Lindley( Book )

61 editions published between 1830 and 2016 in English and German and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employed early in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) is best known for his recommendation that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution, and for saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. As an author, he is best remembered for his works on taxonomy and classification. A partisan of the 'natural' system of Jussieu rather than the Linnaean, Lindley writes, in his preface to this 1830 work, that it was originally created for his own use, to avoid having recourse to 'rare, costly and expensive publications' available only in the libraries of the wealthy. His intention is to give a 'systematic view of the organisation, natural affinities, and geographical distribution of the whole vegetable kingdom', as well as of the uses of plants 'in medicine, the arts, and rural or domestic economy'. The work is important in the history of taxonomy
The theory of horticulture; or, An attempt to explain the principal operations of gardening, upon physiological principles by John Lindley( Book )

50 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasury of botany: a popular dictionary of the vegetable kingdom; with which is incorporated a glossary of botanical terms by John Lindley( Book )

44 editions published between 1866 and 1974 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to botany by John Lindley( Book )

23 editions published between 1832 and 1951 in English and Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fossil flora of Great Britain : or, figures and descriptions of the vegetable remains found in a fossil state in this country by John Lindley( Book )

9 editions published in 1831 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genera and species of orchidaceous plants by John Lindley( Book )

36 editions published between 1830 and 1983 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora medica; a botanical account of all the more important plants used in medicine, in different parts of the world by John Lindley( Book )

24 editions published between 1838 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies' botany : or, A familiar introduction to the study of the natural system of botany by John Lindley( Book )

50 editions published between 1834 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horticulturalist John Lindley (1799-1865) worked for Sir Joseph Banks, and was later instrumental in saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. He was a prolific author of works for gardening practitioners but also for a non-specialist readership, and many of his books have been reissued in this series. The first volume of this two-volume work was published in 1834, and the second in 1837. At a time when botany was regarded as the only science suitable for study by women and girls, Lindley felt that there was a lack of books for 'those who would become acquainted with Botany as an amusement and a relaxation', and attempted to meet this need. In the second volume of 'this little work', Lindley continues to introduce new 'tribes' of plants, including exotica such as mangoes and Venus fly traps, to his lady correspondent and her children
The elements of botany : structural and physiological : being a fifth edition of The outline of the first principles of botany, with a sketch of the artificial methods of classification, and a glossary of technical terms by John Lindley( Book )

42 editions published between 1841 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employed early in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) is best known for his recommendation that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution, and for saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. As an author, he is best remembered for his works on taxonomy and classification. A partisan of the 'natural' system rather than the Linnaean, Lindley published this 1841 work, the fourth edition of his Outline of the First Principles of Botany, under a new title to emphasise not only that it was 'much extended, and, it is hoped, improved', but also that it was a textbook for students of 'structural, physiological, systematical, and medical' botany. He defines the different elements of a plant, and provides a checklist for identification of plant families, before discussing the various 'natural' systems of classification, including his own, and the different practical uses of plants
North American botany : comprising the native and common cultivated plants, north of Mexico : genera arranged according to the artificial and natural methods by Amos Eaton( Book )

1 edition published in 1840 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folia orchidacea; an enumeration of the known species of orchids by John Lindley( Book )

37 editions published between 1852 and 1983 in English and Latin and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ferns of Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas Moore( Book )

12 editions published between 1855 and 1857 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sertum orchidaceum; a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers by John Lindley( Book )

29 editions published between 1838 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pomologia Britannica : or, Figures and descriptions of the most important varieties of fruit cultivated in Great Britain by John Lindley( Book )

8 editions published in 1841 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the orchard and fruit garden or an account of the most valuable fruits cultivated in Great Britain by George Lindley( Book )

15 editions published between 1831 and 1846 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lindley, 1799-1865 : gardener-botanist and pioneer orchidologist : bicentenary celebration volume( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lindley (1799-1865), "Father of modern orchidology" : a gathering of his correspondence issued in instalments by John Lindley( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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John Lindley, 1799-1865 : gardener-botanist and pioneer orchidologist : bicentenary celebration volume
Alternative Names
Con Lindli

John Lindley botanico inglese

John Lindley Brits botanicus (1799-1865)

John Lindley englischer Botaniker

Lindley, Johannes.

Lindley Johannes 1799-1865

Τζον Λίντλεϊ

Джон Линдли

Джон Линдли английский ботаник

Джон Ліндлі

Линдли, Джон

Џон Линдли англиски ботаничар

ג'ון לינדלי

جان لیندلی

جون لندلي

ジョン・リンドリー

约翰·林德利

Languages
English (529)

German (27)

French (6)

Latin (3)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)

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