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WESTON (Richard). The English Flora: or, a Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs, Plants and Fruits, Natives as well as Exotics, Cultivated for Use or Ornament in the English Nurseries, Greenhouses and Stoves, arranged according to Linnaean System; with the Latin Trivial, and common English Names, and an English Index referring to the Latin Names. Also a General Catalogue of Seeds, for the Kitchen-Garden, Flower-Garden, Grass-Lands, &c. Usually Raised for Sale, and those Annually Imported from America. [With:] Supplement.1775

London: Printed for the Author, First edition, 8vo (206 x 122 mm), [18], 259, [1], [12], 120pp., complete with supplement and Latin title page for both the main work and the supplement (usually lacking), cont. calf, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, a nice copy. "This in its time was a standard handbook, used by botanists, gardeners, nurseries, seedsmen. It lists trees and shrubs, herbaceous plates, greenhouse plants, stove plants, and seeds according to their Linnaean binomial and English names."—Hunt. Provenance: Bookplate of Edward Winnington, 1786; B. O. Mulligan, purchased from Blackwell's in 1945 with their invoice tipped-in at rear. Hunt, 647; Henrey, 1483; Pritzel, 10205.

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