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A history of the vegetable kingdom : embracing the physiology of plants, with their uses to man and the lower animals, and their application in the arts, manufactures, and domestic economy

Author: William RhindW H FitchHenry George HineJames StewartJ BishopAll authors
Publisher: Glasgow ; Edinburgh ; London : Blackie and Son, 1855
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Rhind; W H Fitch; Henry George Hine; James Stewart; J Bishop; T Cowan; T G Flowers; Samuel Freeman; John Johnstone; John Henry Le Keux; Dalziel Brothers,
OCLC Number: 69651158
Notes: Added engraved t.p.
Rev. ed., with 29 new plates. Cf. "Prefatory note to this edition," p. iv.
Originally issued in 22 pts. and in 6 pts.; cf. prospectus. Title page and other prelims. in last pt.
Illustrations: 43 prints (incl. added t.p.) : etching, engraving, hand col. (22), b&w (21) ; full-page. Comprise added t.p., stipple-engraved port. of Linnaeus by S. Freeman, 18 plates showing vegetation in landscapes and 23 plates (22 hand-col.) of botanical details. Color plates by J. (Jas.) Bishop (18) and Jno. Johnstone (4), after W. Fitch (18); b&w plates by T. Cowan (5), T.G. Flowers (4), Thos. Brown (2), J. Scott (2), W. Warwick (2), Bishop (1), J. Brown (1) and J.H. Le Keux (1), after J. (Jas.) Stewart (14), Fitch (2), H.G. Hine (1) and Le Keux (1). -- Ca. 700 wood engravings of various sizes in the text. -- Additional full-page wood engraving on covers of pts by Dalziel, after P. Holland.
Includes "Glossary of botanical terms" (p. [698]-706) and index.
Issue in 6 parts: Each pt. (division) in illustrated buff paper covers. Publisher's advertisements on p. [4] of covers. Prospectus (3 p.) inserted in pt. 1; additional publisher's advertisements inserted in pts. 1-6.
Description: xii, 720 pages, xli, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), portrait ; 26 cm
Responsibility: by William Rhind ; illustrated by several hundred figures.

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