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DEERING (George Charles). Catalogus Stirpium, &c. or, Catalogue of Plants naturally growing and commonly cultivated in divers Parts of England, more especially about Nottingham. The most known Latin and English Names of the several Plants, the Tribe they belong to, the time of their flowering, and of those which are either Officinals, or otherwise of any known Efficacy, such Virtues are briefly mentioned as me be depended upon. With an English Index .......1738

Nottingham: Printed for the Author, by G. Ayscough, and sold by C. Rivington, London, First and only edition, [20], 231, [11], 6, [4], 24 pp., with the armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale, contemporary calf, hinges partly cracked, spine gilt with floral motifs in compartments, morocco label, a nice copy. George Charles Deering [formerly Georg Karl Dering] (1695?–1749), botanist, was born in Dresden and educated at the Hamburg Gymnasium and the University of Leiden (1708–10), where he was a pupil of Boerhaave. He returned to London in 1719 and then practised as a physician at Nottingham from 1735 till his death in 1749. He was also the editor of "Nottinghamia vetus et nova or an historical account of the ancient and present state of the town of Nottingham, 1751" which was published posthumously. One of the earliest of British local floras. "Although written at a time when botanical nomenclature was very different to what it is at present, the work must be acknowledged as a valuable record of the flora of the district. Its pages may be searched with interest to see the enormous changes which have taken place during the century and a half which have since elapsed. It may further be observed that it will always possess a more than local interest, because in it the two Nottingham meadow crocuses are for the first time introduced to the British flora."—Brown, A History of Nottinghamshire. Henrey, 620; Dobbin, 271.

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