A History of the Vegetable Kingdom; Embracing the physiology of plants with their uses to man and the lower animals, and their applications in the arts, manufactures, and domestic economy. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen. Illustrated by several hundred figures. William RHIND.
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom; Embracing the physiology of plants with their uses to man and the lower animals, and their applications in the arts, manufactures, and domestic economy. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen. Illustrated by several hundred figures.
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom; Embracing the physiology of plants with their uses to man and the lower animals, and their applications in the arts, manufactures, and domestic economy. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen. Illustrated by several hundred figures.
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom; Embracing the physiology of plants with their uses to man and the lower animals, and their applications in the arts, manufactures, and domestic economy. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen. Illustrated by several hundred figures.
A History of the Vegetable Kingdom; Embracing the physiology of plants with their uses to man and the lower animals, and their applications in the arts, manufactures, and domestic economy. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen. Illustrated by several hundred figures.

A History of the Vegetable Kingdom; Embracing the physiology of plants with their uses to man and the lower animals, and their applications in the arts, manufactures, and domestic economy. By William Rhind, Lecturer on Botany, Marischal College, Aberdeen. Illustrated by several hundred figures.

Glasgow, Edinburgh, London: Blackie and Son, 1855. Second Edition. From the Prefatory Note to This Edition: In this section [the appendix] the portion on Australian plants, contributed by a gentleman long resident in these colonies, is new and of much interest.

Quarto; pp. xxii (including frontis portrait of Linnæus and vignette title page), 720; 41 illustrated plates (22 of which are hand-coloured) are bound in at the front of this volume between the Preface and the Contents pages; text in two columns, in-text illustrations throughout; black half calf over pebbled boards.

Original binding recently recased and refurbished; clean throughout except for a tidemark to the gutter of the frontis and vignette title page that overlaps the images by 1-2cm. The plates are toned and seven of the black and white plates have foxmarks (mostly to the outer margins). A small patch on the fore edge of the text block has been nibbled (1 x 0.5cm) and the pebblng on the bottom board has been pressed flat in a coiled pattern as though the book had rested for a long period on a slim rope. Good. Item #1361

First printed in 1840 this second edtion with Australian content appeared in 1855.

Price: $250.00

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