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Letters on the elements of botany : addressed to a lady

Author: Jean-Jacques RousseauCarl von LinnéThomas MartynJohn WhiteBenjamin WhiteAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for B. and J. White, at Horace's Head, Fleet-Street, M DCC XCVI. [1796]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : The fifth fdition [sic], with corrections and improvementsView all editions and formats
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Suggests activities demonstrating how variations in the creation of sound can create musical tones for the human ear and why musical instruments produce sound.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Terminology
Composition errors (Printing)
Binders' instructions (Binding)
Turn-ins (Binding)
Lettering-pieces (Binding)
Marbled papers (Binding)
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Early works to 1800
Nomenclature Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Carl von Linné; Thomas Martyn; John White; Benjamin White; B. and J. White,
OCLC Number: 1182028
Notes: 32 letters.
With a half-title.
The 'Letters' were addressed to 'Madame de Lessert'. Cf. ESTC.
Dedication to The Ladies of Great Britain, signed the translator and editor.
The folded chart "The outlines of Linnæus's system of vegetables" has binder's instruction at upper right of the leaf.
Signatures: Pi⁴ A-2L⁸ 2M².
Index of English names of plants: p. [505]-[511].
Index of Latin names of plants: p. [512]-[523].
"Index of terms casually explained in the course of this work": pages [525]-[528].
Library copy in contemporary binding; gold rules on boards; black lettering-pieces; blind-tooled turn-ins; marbled end-papers; all edges speckled.
Description: xxiv, 503, [29] pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : 1 chart ; 22 cm (8°)
Other Titles: Linnaeus's system of vegetables.
Lettres élémentaires sur la botanique.
Elements of botany
Rousseau's Letters on botany.
Responsibility: by the celebrated J.J. Rousseau ; translated into English, with notes, and twenty-four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnæus, by Thomas Martyn, B.D.F.R. & L.S.S. Regius professor of botany in the University of Cambridge.

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Suggests activities demonstrating how variations in the creation of sound can create musical tones for the human ear and why musical instruments produce sound.

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