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The object of this book is to give a complete and accurate catalogue of the plants which have at any time been recorded to grow in Middlesex, either as natives or in a more or less completely naturalized state; to indicate the special localities where they have been found, and to trace the history of their discovery. The existence of many of these is attested only by records in scarce or littleknown books, or by the original specimens preserved in old collections.
"A carefully and conscientiously compiled volume The authors have done
their best to render it complete and useful to botanists. The biographical and historical notes and the diligent research displayed amongst scarce publications and British Museum manuscripts, render it manifest that the authors have been engaged in a labour of love, and in a sympathetic record of the scientific diligence of not a few unremembered but most devoted botanists "—AthencBum.
"So many tastes and interests are catered for in this volume, that our authors are sure to get full meed of praise and thanks irom all sorts and descriptions of plant-lovers, and we too are happy to aid in the general chorus."— Gardeners1 Chronicle.
The London Catalogue of British Plants.
Published under the direction of the London Botanical Exchange Club, adapted for marking Desiderata in Exchanges of Specimens; for an Index Catalogue to British Herbaria ; for Indicating the Species of Local Districts; and for a Guide to Collectors, by showing the rarity or frequency of the several species. Second Edition, 8vo. sewed, price 6d.
Wild Flowers worth Notice.
A Selection from the British Flora of some of our Native Plants which are most attractive for their Beauty, Uses, or Associations. By Mrs. Lankester. Illustrated by J. E. Sowerby. Fcp. 8vo. cloth, coloured by hand, price 4s.
*' We could while away a long summer day talking of the pleasant things suggested hy this little book. Although all intelligent persons cannot become botanists, not to know the wild flowers of our country is to be ignorant both of oar country and ourselves. And this little book will, as a pocket companion during holiday rambles—the descriptions and plates being both good—destroy this ignorance in reference to at least a hundred plants. After mastering it. the student will be not a little astounded at his own learning, when he surveys it in the systematic chapter of contents."—Athenaum.
(Rust, Smut, Mildew, and Mould). An Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Fungi. By M. C. Cooke, Author of "The British Fungi." Fcap. 8vo. nearly 300 coloured Figures. 2nd Edition, with Appendix of New Species, price 6s.
"There is a thoroughness about Mr. Cooke's writings which always makes his communications welcome. He is not content to gather information from cyclopaedias, classify and adapt, and then give a new form to the thoughts of others. On the contrary, he strikes out a new course of study, and after a laborious course of analysis, produces an entirely original work, one on which nothing of the kind had been before attempted."— Wesleyan Times.
The British Fungi.
(A Plain and Easy Account of). With especial reference to the Esculent and other Economic Species. By M. C. Cooke. New and revised Edition, with Coloured Plates of 40 Species. Fcp. price 6s.
"A very readable volume upon the lowest and least generally understood race of plants. For popular purposes the book could not have been better done."— Atherusum.
Mushrooms and Toadstools:
How to Distinguish easily the Difference between Edible and Poisonous Fungi; with two large sheets, containing Figures of 29 Edible and 31 Poisonous Species, drawn the natural size, and coloured from living specimens. By Worthington G. Smith, F.L.S., &c. In sheets, with book, price 6s.; on canvas in cloth case for pocket, 10s. 6d.; on canvas, with rollers and varnished, for hanging up, 10s. 6d.
"Before the appearance of Mr. Smith's book scarcely more than three or four kinds were freely accepted by prudent cooks. We have now before us the list of esculent mushrooms recommended, nay, warranted by Mr. Smith, of all of which he and his friends have freely partaken, with the most satisfactory results, and many of which are far more delicious in flavour and toothsome in substance than the meadow and horse mushrooms, generally known as the mushrooms of commerce."—Pall Malt Gazette.
The British Reptiles.
A Plain and Easy Account of the Lizards, Snakes, Newts, Toads,
Or, Slugs and Snails, Land and Fresh-water. A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-water Mollusks of Great Britain, containing Descriptions, Figures, and a Familiar Account of the Habits of each Species. By Ralph Tate, F.R.G.S. Fcap. 8vo. cloth, fully illustrated, 4s. plain ; 6s. coloured.
Schleiden's Principles of Scientific Botany.
Or, Botany as an Inductive Science. Translated by Dr. LanKester. Hundreds of Woodcuts, and 6 pages of Figures, beautifully engraved on Steel. Demy 8vo. price 10s. 6d.
Every Botanical Library should possess this work, as it contains the principles upon which all structural botany is based.
A Manual of Structural Botany.
By M. C. Cooke. New Edition, with Chemical Notation. Illustrated by more than 200 Woodcuts, price Is. ; bound, 1b. 6d. "Condensed yet clear, comprehensive bat brief."—Globe. "We are confidently able to recommend the little volume to public favour, its very low price bringing it within the range of all purchasers."—Era.
A Manual of Botanic Terms.
By M. C. Cooke. New Edition. Greatly enlarged and including the recent Teratological terms. With more than 300 illustrations. Ecp. 8vo. cloth, price 2s. 6d.
•' We do not hesitate to say that by a careful use of this book a sound knowledge of the theoretical portion of botany may be obtained without tedious labour."—Mining Journal.
The Collector's Handy-Book of Algae, Diatoms,
With Instructions for their Preparation and the Formation of an
"The publisher of this work well deserves the thanks of all amateur naturalists, and especially of those who have not an unlimited amount of money to expend on their favourite pursuits. The practical hints for collecting, mounting, and preserving, are so varied and abundant that the collector can desire no better vade mecumJ"—Naturalists* Circular.
Economic Products from the Vegetable Kingdom.
Arranged under their respective Natural Orders, with the Names of the Plants, and their parts used in each case. Demy 8vo. price Is. 6d.
Collection Catalogue for Naturalists.
A Ruled Book for keeping a permanent record of Objects in any branch of Natural History, with Appendix for recording interesting particulars, and lettered pages for general Index. Strongly bound, 200 pages, 7s. 6d. ; 300 pages, 10s.; and 2s. 6d. extra for every additional 100 pages. Working Catalogues, Is. 6d. each.
A really good catalogue, upon a simple and inexpensive plan, has long been a desideratum with naturalists and collectors. Few will originate or prepare a catalogue for themselves, and it is a frequent matter of regret, that large and otherwise valuable collections are rendered comparatively useless for want of such a history. Again, how many naturalists pass through life, enriched with knowledge gleaned from Nature's inexhaustible store, but whose knowledge, alas! dies with them, for they leave behind them no record with their collections. (This catalogue commends itself to all naturalists, whether they be ornithologists, entomologists, botanists, conchologists, or mineralogists.
In addition to the ruled and printed form of catalogue, there is a ruled and paged appendix, and an Index lettered and ruled. The appendix is intended to receive such notes and observations as are too long to be recorded in the column for remarks; and the index at the end of the work is intended to furnish an easy means of reference to the contents of the Catalogue.
(A Series of.) For labelling Herbaria adapted to the names in the London Catalogue of Plants and the Manuals of Professor Babington and Dr. Hooker, with extra labels for all new species and varieties recorded in the recent volumes of the Journal of Botany, and the Exchange Club Reports. By John E. Kobson. With Index. In all 3576 labels, like specimen. Complete, Price 5s.
The Preparation and Mounting of Microscopic Objects.
By Thomas Da Vies. Pep. cloth, price 2s. 6d.
This manual comprises all the most approved methods of mounting, together with the result of the Author's experience and that of many of his friends in every department of Microscopic Manipulation; and as it is intended to assist the beginner as well as the advanced student, the very rudiments of the art have not been omitted.
"Nothing is more difficult to those who handle a microscope for the first time than to get their objects in a fit state for exhibition and preparation. They will, therefore, feel greatly indebted to Mr. Davies for a little book on ' The Preparation and Mounting of Microscopic Objects.' It is clear, full, and practical; and it soon reveals to the careful student the valuable fact that a great deal may be done with very simple appliances. We recommend it to young microscopists as a book which supplies a felt deficiency."—Guardian.
Half-Hours with the Microscope.
By Edwin Lankester, M.D., F.R.S. Illustrated by 250 Drawings from Nature by Tuffen West.
Half an hour at the Pond-side.
Half an hour at the Sea-side.
Half an hour In-doors.
"The beautiful little volume before us cannot be otherwise than welcome. It is, in fact, a very complete manual for the amateur microscopist.... The ' HalfHours' are filled with clear and agreeable descriptions, whilst eight plates, executed with the most beautiful minuteness and sharpness, exhibit no less than 250 objects with the utmost attainable distinctness."—Critic.
Half an hour on Structure.
A Monthly Medium of Interchange and Correspondence for Students and Lovers of Nature. Monthly, 4d.; Annual Volume, in cloth, price 5s. See pages 56 to 64.
At Home in the Wilderness:
Being Adventures and Experiences in Uncivilized Regions, in which it is shown where and when to encamp ; how to equip and manage a train of pack mules ; break, gear, and saddle wild horses; cross streams, build log shanties, trenail a raft, dig out a canoe or build it with bark or hide, manage dog sleighs, tramp on snow shoes, &c. By J. Keast Lord, late of the British North American Boundary Commission. Crown 8vo. cloth, price 6s.
In the Plain and on the Mountain.
A Guide for Pedestrians and Mountain Tourists in the Plain and on the Mountain. By Chakles Boner, author of "Chamois Hunting in Bavaria," "Forest Creatures," &c. With illustrations of dress requisites, &c. Fcp. 8vo. price 2s.
"A little book which compresses into a very small space a great deal cf good advice."—Pall Mall Gazette.
"We recommend Mr. Boner's book to all travellers, either on mountain or plain."—Athenaeum.
The Book of Knots.
Illustrated by 172 Examples, showing the manner of making every
"It is an honourable characteristic of our literature that it contains numerous admirable and complete treatises on many special subjects. Mr. Robert Hardwicke, publisher of many pleasant and useful works, has sent forth a 'Book of Knots,' by Tom Bowling, illustrated with one hundred mid seventy-two diagrams, showing the manner of making every knot, tie, and splice, for the moderate price of half a crown, or nearly six knots a penny."—All the Year Round, May 23, 1868.
Old Bones; or, Notes for Young Naturalists.
By the Rev. W. S. Symonds, Rector of Pendock, Author of
"The plan pursued by Mr. Synionds is a very simple one. He adopts the classification of Professsor Owen, and carries the young naturalist from family to family, beginning with man and ending with the lowest fishes, making his own remarks as he goes on. We recommend these notes. The volume is neatly got up, and deserves a sale amongst the class lor whom it is intended."— Athenaeum*
Notes on the Geology of North Shropshire.
By Charlotte Eyton. Now ready, fcp. 8vo. cloth, price 3s. 6d.