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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
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Single Works. Botanique
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Letters on the elements of botany, addressed to a lady ... Translated into English, with notes and twenty-four additional letters, by T. Martyn.
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Soulsby no. 701

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London
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1785
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(8o)
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English

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B.D., F.R.S.
MARTYN, Thomas
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017369662
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Rousseau Jean-Jacques
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Letters on the Elements of Botany Addressed to a Lady by ... J. J. Rousseautranslated with notes, and twenty-four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnæus. By Thomas Martyn
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 701

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printed for B. White and Son
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London
Publishing year:
1785
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XXIII, [1], 503, [29] s., [1] falset tav.
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Martyn
Thomas
1735-1825
Linné
Carl von
1707-1778
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20191013043500.0
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
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Letters on the elements of botany : addressed to a lady / by the celebrated J.J. Rousseau ; translated into English ; with notes, and twenty-four additional letters fully explaining the system of Linnæus.
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 701.

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Printed for B. White and Son
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London
Publishing year:
1785
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xxiii, [1], 503, [29] p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
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Language(s):
English

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Plates issued separately as thirty-eight plates.
Includes index.
The first eight letters are the first English translation of Rousseau's Lettres élémentaires sur la botanique.
The additional letters by Martyn are concerned with the 24 classes of Linnaeus.
As an 'Introduction' Martyn has translated the introduction to Rousseau's Fragmens pour un dictionnaire des terms d'usage en botanique, which he described as 'A short history of the rise and progress of Botany ; particularly of Nomenclature and systematic arrangement.'
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Botany
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Martyn, Thomas,
1735-1825.
White, B. and Son.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques,
1712-1778.
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In full calf binding, gilt decoration, marbled end papers.
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Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778.
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Letters on the elements of botany, addressed to a lady [Madame de Lessert] by the celebrated J.J. Rousseau : translated into English, with notes, and twenty-four additional letters, fully explaining the System of Linnæus / by Thomas Martyn.
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 701

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Printed for B. White and Son
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London
Publishing year:
1785
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xxiii[i], 503, [29] p. : 1 folded chart ; 23 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Cf. Smith (P.) Lady, Memoir and Correspondence of ... Sir James Edward Smith, &c. Vol. 1. p. 293. 1832
Cf. also Smith (Sir J. K.) F.R.S. A Sketch of a Tour on the Continent in the years 1786 and 1787. Vol. 1. pp. 110-111. 1793
Cf. also Lasègue (A.) Musée Botanique de M. Benjamin Delessert. pp. 43-44. 1845. Benjamin was the son of Madame Delessert.
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NHM GENERAL - Signatures 'Ann Booth Jany, 1787' and 'C Scuyler' (?) on a preliminary page.
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In English.
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Additional author(s):
Linné, Carl von,
1707-1778
Martyn, Thomas,
1735-1825.
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Philosophia botanica
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9922689002081
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Indices of English and Latin names, orders of plants, and botanical terms, on the last 28 unnumbered pages at the end of the volume.
NHM GENERAL - B. Quaritch. 20.iv.1927. 9/-.
NHM GENERAL - Annotations on p. 88. Bibliographical notations in pencil on a preliminary page.
NHM GENERAL - The book has been rebound.
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Author:
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778).
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Lettres élémentaires sur la botanique.
Title:
Letters on the elements of botany : Addressed to a lady / By the celebrated J. J. Rousseau. Translated into English, with notes, and twenty-four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnæus. By Thomas Martyn, B.D. Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge.
Varying title form:
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 701

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Publisher:
B. White and Son
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1785
Edition:
Physical description:
Pp. xxiii, [i], 503, [28] : folding table ; 22.3 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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A dried flower has been loosely inserted at Y2.
Full imprint statement. London: Printed for B. White and Son, at Horace's Head, Fleet-street. M.DCC.LXXXV.
Following p. 134 is a folding table giving Linnaeus's system of classification.
Press figures. A5v: 6. A8v: 1. a1v: 3. B7v: 3. B8v: 1. C8r: 5. C8v: 5. D2v: 6. D8r: 6. E2v: 6. E3v: 6. F1v: 2. F8v: 2. G1v: 3. G5r: 6. H6r: 5.H8v: 5. I8r: 2. K1v: 1. K6v: 1. L2v: 2. L6r: 2. M5r: 6. M7r: 2. N6v: 4. N7v: 4. O4v: 6. O7v: 6. P1v: 4. P2v: 1. Q5r: 6. R5v: 6. R8v: 6. S3v: 2. S5r: 5. T2v: 2. T7v: 6. U8r: 3. X3v: 3. X4v: 1. Y7v: 5. Y8v: 1. Z1v: 1. Z2v: 5. Aa5v: 1. Aa7r: 1. Bb1v: 2. Bb2v: 2. Cc5v: 1. Cc8v: 2. Dd6v: 5. Dd7v: 2. Ee2v: 2. Ee7v: 1. Ff1v: 1. Ff2v: 3. Gg3v: 3. Gg6v: 3. Hh1v: 2. Hh2v: 2. Ii6v: 2. Ii 8r: 6. Kk2v: 3. Mm1v: 2.
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Front pastedown bears an engraved armorial bookplate with coronet and Garter motto, but no name.
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Subject:
Botany
Classification
Classification system: Linnaeus.
18th century.
Additional author(s):
Martyn, Thomas
(1735/6-1825).
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Benjamin White (London, England)
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Rare Books Room shelf 29
Bound in full speckled sheep, with gilt single fillets on boards. Rebacked in [textured sheep?] with five raised bands flanked by blind double fillets. Red morocco lettering-piece with gilt double fillets and title: LETTERS / ON / BOTANY / BY / ROUSSEAU. The name MARTYN is gold-tooled in a lower panel, and the date 1785 at the base of the spine. Gilt single fillets on board edges, and gilt guilloches on turn-ins. Yellow edges. Endpapers marbled in green spot pattern.
Condition noted; 20130813. Good. Boards worn; small sections of outer sections of leather lifting. Leather lifting from rear board top and base. Green silk bookmark detached. Lower corner of Y8 torn away.
BE, 19.1.2006; rev. 28.2.2014
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