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Ellis, John, 1710-1776.
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Directions for bringing over seeds and plants from the East Indies and other distant countries .... to which is added the figure and botanical description of a new sensitive plant called <Dionæa muscipula> or Venus's Flytrap
Varying title form:
Dionaea muscipula
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 651

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Publisher:
L. Davis
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1770
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41 p., 2 leaves of plates : ill. (part col.) ; 25 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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'A botanical description of a new sensitive plant called <Dionæa muscipula> or Venus's Flytrap' on p. 35-41 is a letter from the author to Sir Charles Linnaeus dated Sept. 23, 1769.
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9934525702081
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By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
Bibliographic annotation in pencil on bottom of t.p.: 'see Journ. Bot. 1919 321.' Ms. annotation in pencil on p. 37.
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Author:
Ellis, John (1710-1776)
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Title:
A botanical description of the Dionaea muscipula ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 651

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1770
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pp.35-41 : col. ill.
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Language(s):
English

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With inscription: "To W. T. Dyer, if he wants it, (or for Library of Royal Gardens, Kew, if not already there). D. Hanbury
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Dionaea muscipula
Carnivorous plants
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(1825-1875)
Hanbury, Daniel
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pks00264477
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Ellis, John (c.1705-1776).
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Directions for bringing over seeds and plants from the East-Indies and other distant countries, in a state of vegetation: together with a catalogue of such foreign plants as are worthy of being encouraged in our American colonies, for the purposes of medicine, agriculture, and commerce. To which is added, the figure and botanical description of a new sensitive plant, called Dionaea muscipula: or, Venus's fly-trap / By John Ellis, F.R.S.
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Botanical description of the Dionæa muscipula, or Venus's fly-trap.
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 651

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Publisher:
L. Davis
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1770
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Physical description:
Pp. [ii], 41, [2] leaves of plates, 1 in colour ; 25.5 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Full imprint statement. London, Printed; and sold by L. Davis, Printer to the Royal Society, opposite Gray's-Inn, Holborn. MDCCLXX.
Title-page printed awry. - Press figures. B4r: 2. C4r: 5. D3v: 2. E4r: 3. F4r: 2.
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Book label of Donald McDonald on front pastedown.
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Bound as the first work in a volume also containing Ellis's Some additional observations (1773).
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Subject:
Plant collecting.
Insectivorous plants.
Dionaea
18th century.
Colonies
Plant selection.
North America.
Additional author(s):
McDonald, Donald
(1857-1931)
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Lockyer Davis (London, England)
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Rare Books Room shelf 57
Donald McDonald library purchase.
Bound in half black linen, with brown paper over boards. Gilt longitudinal spine title: ELLIS'S SEEDS & PLANTS, with gilt double fillets at top and base. Red speckled edges.
Condition noted; 20060220. Cloth tearing along right edge of spine. Offsetting from plates onto facing leaves; spotting on Dionaea plate.
Condition noted; 2014. Good. Spine cover fraying.
BE, 20.2.2006; 4.12.2008
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