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Author Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778.

Title 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 / by a botanical society, at Lichfield.

Published Lichfield : Printed by John Jackson for Leigh and Sotheby, York Street, Covent Garden, 1782-1783.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store Burnley SpC  635.04 SYS Vol.1.    LIB USE ONLY
 UniM Store Burnley SpC  635.04 SYS Vol.2.    LIB USE ONLY
Uniform title Systema vegetabilium. English
Physical description 2 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm (octavo)
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.
Hunt botanical cat., II, 665.
Soulsby, B.H. Linnaeus, 580, 580a.
Local Note Pages [xlix]-lvi (sig. *H) of v. 1 ("Alphabetical index of Latin terms, with their translations") were issued with v. 2; in Arents copy, bound at end of v. 2.
Binding: Contemporary quarter tobacco brown calf, gilt, and mottled brown paste paper boards.
Other author Linné, Carl von, 1741-1783. Supplementum plantarum systematis vegetabilis. English. 1781.
Elmgren, Johan.
Stringer, E., etcher.
Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.
Subject Plants -- Classification -- Early works to 1800.
Plant names, Popular -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Tobacco -- Nomenclature -- Early works to 1800.
Other title Alphabetical catalogue of English and Scotch names of plants, from the most approved botanical writers, refer'd to their respective genera.
Local series Burnley Rare Books: Horticulture