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A system of vegetables : according to their classes, orders, genera, species, with their characters and differences : translated from the thirteenth edition (as published by Dr. Murray) of the Systema vegetabilium of the late Professor Linneus, and from the Supplementum plantarum of the present Professor Linneus

Author: Carl von Linné; Erasmus Darwin; Johan Elmgren; E Stringer
Publisher: Lichfield : Printed by John Jackson for Leigh and Sotheby, York Street, Covent Garden, 1782-1783.
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl von Linné; Erasmus Darwin; Johan Elmgren; E Stringer
OCLC Number: 224295699
Notes: The title page of v. 1 is dated 1782 and lacks the words "Vol. 1" appearing on t.p. of another issue dated 1783; v. 1 also lacks half title "A system of vegetables in two volumes." Soulsby considered the BM (Natural History) copy of this issue "probably a proof copy of vol. 1 of the 1783 edition ... It seems to be unique"; in fact, several copies are recorded, including Hunt's.
Title page of v. 2 includes statement "in two volumes."
The translators included Erasmus Darwin.
Paged continuously; v. 1: [2], ii, lvi, 424 p., XI [i.e. 22] leaves of plates; v. 2: [4], [425]-897, [33] p.
Signatures: Vol. 1: [*A-*B]⁴ *C-*F⁴ *G² *H⁴ A-3G⁴; v. 2: A-Z⁴ 2A⁴ ( -2A4) 2B-3O⁴, chi-4chi⁴.
Illustrations: 11 prints : etching ; full-page. Signed E. Stringer sclp. Each accompanied by conjugate leaf of descriptive letterpress.
"Botanic terms and definitions" (translated from the thesis of Johan Elmgren): p. [xiii]-xl.
"An alphabetical catalogue of English and Scotch names of plants, from the most approved botanical writers, refer'd to their respective genera," 1784: [32] p. at end of v. 2.
"Nicotiana: Tabacum fruticosa, rustica, paniculata, urens, glutinosa, pusilla": p. 178.
"Errata": p. [xlviii]. "Corrigenda": p. 843.
Includes indexes.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm (8vo)
Other Titles: Alphabetical catalogue of English and Scotch names of plants, from the most approved botanical writers, refer'd to their respective genera.
Systema vegetabilium.
Responsibility: by a botanical society, at Lichfield.

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