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WESTON, Richard, Secretary to the Leicester Agricultural Society.
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Botanicus universalis et hortulanus exhibens descriptiones specierum et varietatum arborum, fruticum, herbarum, florum, et fructuum, indigenorum et exoticorum, per totum orbem, seu cultivorum in hortis et viridariis Europæis, sive descriptorum botanicis hodiernis, secundum systema sexuale Linnæi digestoru, cum nominibus anglice redditis. (The Universal Botanist and Nurseryman, etc.).
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Soulsby no. 656

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Londini
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1770-77
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4 tom ; (8o)
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Language(s):
Latin

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003898178
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Weston, Richard.
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The universal botanist and nurseryman containing descriptions of the species and varieties of all the trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, and fruits, natives and exotics .... arranged according to the Linnæan system, with their names in English / by Richard Weston.
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Botanicus universalis et hortulanus exhibens descriptiones specierum et varietatum arborum, fruticum, herbarum, florum & fructuum, indigenorum et exoticorum ... cum nominibus Anglicè redditis
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Soulsby no. 656

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Printed for J. Bell, G. Riley, J. Wheble ; C. Etherington
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London: York
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1770-77
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4 vols.: ill., 17 pl. (1 folded); 22cm.
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Language(s):
Latin, English

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Vol. 4 contains: 'A catalogue of the principal botanical authors and their works ... from Theophrastus, to ... 1770 ... in their chronological order' ; 'A chronological table of botanical authors' ; and 'A set of copper-plates, with descriptions, necessary to explain the Linnean system'
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By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
Vol. 2 has staining from old water damage, and the front hinge is cracked. Vol. 3 has a cracked back hinge. The textblock of vol. 4 is beginning to split between p. 212 and xvii, and it has ticks in pencil on most pages of 'A catalogue of principal botanical authors and their works,' p. xviii-lxvi.
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Weston, Richard, 1733-1806.
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The universal botanist and nurseryman : containing descriptions of the species and varieties of all the trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers, and fruits, natives and exotics, at present cultivated in the European nurseries, green-houses, and stoves, or described by modern botanists : arranged according to the Linnaean system, with their names in English ... = Botanicus universalis et hortulanus ... / by Richard Weston ...
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Botanicus universalis et hortulanus ...
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Soulsby no. 656.

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Printed for J. Bell ...
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1770-1777
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4 v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Includes 17 leaves of plates (1 folded) in v. 4.
A catalogue of the principal botanical authors and their works, for above two thousand years, from Theophrastus, to the year 1770 ...": v. 4, p. [xvii]-lxxx.
A chronological table of botanical authors ... by ... M. Adanson in his Familles des plantes": v. 4, xxx p.
Includes indexes.
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Andrews, David L. Hosack, David, 1769-1835 New York Hospital New York Academy of Medicine
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Plants Europe
Plants Europe Bibliography
Botanists Europe
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Adanson, Michel,
1727-1806.
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ocm05280264
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Weston, Richard (1733-1806)
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The universal botanist and nurseryman / by Richard Weston.
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Botanicus Universalis et Hortulanus.
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Soulsby no. 656.

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Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1770-77
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4 v. ; 22 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Weston, Richard (1733-1806).
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The universal botanist and nurseryman : containing descriptions of the species and varieties of all the trees, shrubs, herbs, flowers and fruits, natives and exotics: at present cultivated in the European nurseries, greenhouses, and stoves, or described by modern botanists: arranged according to the Linnaean system, with their names in English. To which are added a copious botanical glossary, several useful catalogues and indexes. Illustrated with elegant engravings. In four volumes / By Richard Weston, Esq.
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Soulsby no. 656

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Printed for J. Bell [et al]
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London
Publishing year:
1770[-1777]
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4 v. (Pp. [vii], xv, [i], 360, [1]; xiii, [i], 1-384, [1]; [viii], 385-748, [5]; [v], 1-212 [nos 51-96 used twice], xvii-lxxx [nos. i-xvi not used], i-xxx, iii, [35]: 17 leaves of pls.) ; 21.3 cm.
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Language(s):
English, Latin

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A copy of the portion of vol. 4 dealing with fruits, held in the Wisley library, is catalogued separately.
A second edition was published in 1777.
Title pages in English and Latin. Latin tag on both titles: Hic Ver perpetuum, atque alienis mensibus Æstas. VIRG.
Latin title: Botanicus universalis et hortulanus: exhibens descriptiones specierum et varietatum arborum, fruticum, herbarum, florum & fructuum, indigenorum et exoticorum, per totum orbem, seu cultivorum in hortis et viridariis Europæis, sive descriptorum botanicis hodiernis. Secundum systema sexuale magni Linnæi digestorum. Cum nominibus Anglicè redditis. Quibus addendi sunt indices, catalogi multi utiles, et lexicon botanicum copiosum. Tabulis æneis illustratis. Tomis quatuor. Auctore Ric. Weston.
Complete imprint statement for volume 1: London: Printed for J. Bell, near Exeter Exchange in the Strand; G. Riley, in Queen-Street, Berkley-Square; J. Wheble, in Pater-noster Row; and C. Etherington, at York. M.DCC.LXX.
Volume 2: 1771. Volume 3: 1772; Wheble's name is deleted from the list of booksellers, and G. Riley's address has changed to Curzon-Street, May-Fair. Volume 4: 1777; J. Bell is the only bookseller listed in this volume.
Press figures. - Volume 1. a5r: 2. a8r: 2. A5v: 2. B1v: 2. B5r: 7. C2v: 2. E2v: 7. F2v: 2. G4v: 3. G6r: 3. H7r: 7. H8r: 7. I6v: 2. I7v: 2. K8v: 3. L5v: 7. L7r: 7. M7v: 2. M8v: 2. N5r: 3. O2v: 7. O3v: 7. P7v: 2. Q6r: 3. R7v: 7. S3v: 3. S4v: 2. T2v: 3. T6r: 2. U2v: 3. X5v: 7. Y5r: 7. Z2v: 1. No press figures in volumes 2-3. Volume 4. 2D5v: 6. 2E5r: 6. G4v: 3.
London copy. Volume 1: page number 121 printed very faintly; black bar in leader on p. 123.
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London copy. Front endpapers of vols. 2-4 bear engraved armorial bookplate (removed from vol. 1) of Ramsay Robinson. Wisley copy: Fred Stoker bequest, 1964. Front pastedown of Vol. 1 bears the engraved armorial bookplate of George Gostling [of Whitton Hall, Middlesex], with the motto "Spernit pericula virtus". Loosely inserted in vol. 1 is a letter from Thomas Hay, dated 3 February 1939, saying that "The Weston book has just been returned from the binder and now looks fairly respectable. It is being sent as a little gift to my consulting physician [i.e. Stoker] and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do the packing of it up. Although once used as a door stopper it has not got the slightest whiff of dogmatic theology.
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Subject:
Botany
Classification system: Linnaeus.
Cryptogams
Fruit
Cultivars
Primula auricula.
Dianthus caryophyllus.
Hyacinthus
Narcissus
Ranunculus
Tulipa
Trees
18th century.
Great Britain.
Dictionaries
Garden floras.
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First Duke (of the third creation)
Northumberland, Hugh Percy,
(1715-1786)
2nd Marquis
Rockingham, Charles Watson-Wentworth,
(1730-1782)
Tilson, George
Robinson, Ramsay
Hay, Thomas
(1874-1953)
Gostling, George
(c.1714-1782)
Stoker, Fred
(1878-1943)
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Christopher Etherington (York, England)
George Riley (London, England)
John Bell (London, England)
John Wheble (London, England)
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Botanicus universalis et hortulanus.
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Rare Books Room shelf 68
Wisley copy: Stoker bequest, 1964.
London copy. Bound in full tree-calf, with gilt patterning on board edges. Compartmented back with five raised bands bearing same gilt patterning as board edges; compartments bearing gilt corner fleurons and cross patterns.Double lettering pieces in red and blue morocco, the red bearing gilt title within double fillets: WESTON'S / BOTANISt; the blue bearing volume numbers circled by wreath, with gilt corner fleurons, fillets and dotted rolls. Old Lindley Library shelf labels: 43.2C10 - 43.2C13. Yellow edges.
Wisley copy. Bound in full tree-calf, with gillt decorative frames on boards and gilt milling on board edges. Spines with five fairly flat raised bands bearing gilt decorations and flanked by gilt double fillets; top and bottom compartments filled with gilt scale patterns; two compartments under lettering-pieces with gilt fleurons and floral decorations. Double lettering-piece in red and black morocco, with gilt borders and titles: WESTON'S / BOTANY // VOL. / I [&c]. Varnished edges. Endpapers marbled ingreen and pink spot pattern. Green silk bookmarks.
Condition noted; 20020909. London copy. Generally excellent. Some offset from engravings, minor foxing especially at starts and ends of volumes; slight weakening of front hinges, and perforations along gutter of front free endpapers. Volume 1: perforations near bases of D4, N1, S1 (taking out signature S); perforations near tops of E4, K2, taking out page numbers; near fore-edge of N7; tear at base of F4; fore-edge of L4 mistrimmed and torn; staining on T1v-T2r. Volume 2: some foxing, esp. in L-M and N-O. Volume 3: gathering Ff badly foxed; Yy2-3 mistrimmed at top corner, and Uu3 at base. Volume 4: G2 mistrimmed at upper corner; G4 torn at lower corner
Condition noted; 20150624. Wisley copy. Good. Board edges and corners rubbed, corners delaminating. Some scrapes and scratches on boards, esp. vol. 4. Front hinges of vols. 1-2 splitting; front hinge of vol. 4 broken. Bases of spines worn; lower spine of vol. 4 with lines of erosion, and top of spine worn. Upper left corner of front board of vol. 1 lifting, along with adjacent portion of spine.
Condition noted; 2014. London copy. Good. Boards loose.
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London copy. Small and virtually illegible ink annotations on endpapers of first volume. Former price of 12/- written in pencil on front endpaper of volume 1.