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Sowerby's English Botany:
Containing a Description and Life-size Drawing of every British
"Under the editorship of T. Boswell Syme, F.L.S., assisted by Mrs. Lankester, 'Sowerby's English Botany,' when finished, will be exhaustive of the subject, and worthy of the branch of science it illustrates In turning over the charmingly executed hand-coloured plates ot British plants which encumber these volumes with riches, the reader cannot help being struck with the beauty of many of the humblest flowering weeds we tread on with careless step. We cannot dwell upon many of the individuals grouped in the splendid bouquet of flowers presented in these pages, and it will be sufficient to state that the work is pledged to contain a figure of every wild flower indigenous to these isles."—The Times.
"Will be the most complete Flora of Great Britain ever brought out. This great work will find a place wherever botanical science is cultivated, and the study of our native plants, with all their fascinating associations, held dear."— Athenatum.
"Nothing can exceed the beauty and accuracy of the coloured figures. They are drawn life-size—an advantage which every young amateur will recognize who has vainly puzzled over drawings in which a celandine is as big as a poppy— they are enriched with delicate delineations of fruit, petal, anther, and any organ which happens to be remarkable in its. form—and not a few plates are altogether
new A clear, bold, distinctive type enables the reader to take in at a glance
the arrangement and divisions of every page. And Mrs. Lankester has added to the technical description by the editor an extremely interesting popular sketch, which follows in smaller type. The English, French, and German popular names are given, and, wherever that delicate and difficult step is at all practicable, their derivation also. Medical properties, superstitions, and fancies, and poetic tributes and illusions follow. In short, there is nothing more left to be desired." — Guardian.
"Without question, this is the standard work on Botany, and indispensable
to every botanist The plates are most accurate and beautiful, and the entire
work cannot be too strongly recommended to all who are interested in botany." —Illustrated News.
%* Subscribers to this great National Undertaking may commence at any time without buying all the back numbers at once. ■ Prospectuses and Specimens gratis. s
Sowerby's English Botany, Volume 1 contains
Old man's beard
All the Plants ranked under the orders Ranunculacece, Berberidacese, Nymphseacese, Papaveracese, and Cruciferse.
Sowerby's English Botany, Volume 2 contains the
Li me wort
I Spindle tree
All the Plants ranked under the orders Resedacese, Cistacese, Violaceae, Droseracese, Polygalacese, Frankeniacese, Caropbyllacese, Portulacacese, Tamariceee, Elatinacese, Hypericacese, Malvaceae, Tiliacese, Linaceoe, GeraniaceEe, Ilicinese, Celastracese, Rhamnacese, Sapindacete.
Sowerby's English Botany, Volume 3 contains the
Sowerby's English Botany, Volume 3 (continued) contains the
Queen of the mea-
tongue Tormentils Trefoils
All the Plants ranked under the orders Leguminiferae and Rosaceae.
Sowerby's English Botany, Volume 4 contains the
Grass of Parnassus
All the Plants ranked under the orders Lythracese, Onagracese, Cucurbitaceae, Grossulariacese, Crassulacese, Saxifragacese, Umbel liferse, Araliacea?, Cornacete, Loranthacese, Capri foliaceae, Rubiacete, Valerianacete, and Dipsacese.
Sowerby's English Botany, Volume 6 contains
All the Plants ranked under the orders Campanulacese, Ericaceae, Jasminacese, Apocynacese, Gentianacete, Polemoniacese, Convolvulacere, Solanacese, Scrophulariacese, Orabanchacese, and Verbenacece.
Sowerby's English Botany, Volume 7 contains the
All the Plants ranked under the orders Labiata?, Boraginacete, Lentibulariacese, Primulacese, Plumbaginaceae, Plantaginacea?, Paronyohiacese, and Amarantacese.