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Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802
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[The botanic garden; a poem, etc. [By Erasmus Darwin, the Elder.] (Part I. The second edition.-Part II. The fourth edition.)]
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 729

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Publisher:
J. Johnson
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1795
Edition:
The third edition.
Physical description:
2 parts ; (4o)
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English

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Part 2 is of the fourth edition and bears the date 1794.
Contains 21 plates; plates 3, 4, 7-10 engraved by William Blake after Henry Fuseli.
Plate 3: Fertilization of Egypt / H Fuseli RA: inv WBlakesc – Plate 4: Tornado / H Fuseli RA: inv: W Blake: sc: -- Plate 7: The Portland Vase -- Plate 8: The first Compartment -- Plate 9: The second Compartment -- Plate 10: The Handles & Bottom of the Vase.
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Blake, William,
1757-1827
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000868214
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Darwin, Erasmus 1731-1802 Fuseli, H. Smith, Anker
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The botanic garden. A poem in two parts. Part I. containing the economy of vegetation. Part II. The loves of the plants. With philosophical notes.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 729

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Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1795
Edition:
The third edition
Physical description:
2 parts bound in one vol. : xx, 218, 124; [2], viii, 200 p. 4°
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Language(s):
English

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Pritzel 2061; British Museum I, p. 423
Attributed to Erasmus Darwin
Separate title-page for 2nd part dated 1794 and mention of 4th ed
Ed. 1: 1791
Frontispiece drawn by H. Fuseli, engraved by Anker Smith, 17 unnum. copper-engravings
Sig.: a2, b2, b4, c2, B-Z4, Aa-Ee4, Ff1, A-P4, Q2; A-Z4, Aa4, []1, Bb-Cc4
Calf binding.
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London (impressum)
ante 1801
copper-engravings
frontispiece
valuable books
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1:75738
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Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.
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The botanic garden. A poem, in two parts. Part 1. containing The economy of vegetation. Part 2. The loves of the plants. With philosophical notes / [by D - i.e. Erasmus Darwin.].
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 729

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Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1795
Edition:
Physical description:
xx, 218, 124; viii, [2], 200 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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The two parts have individual title pages.
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NHM GENERAL - Bookplate of David Dundas on front endpaper.
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Pt. 1 is of the third, Pt. 2 of the fourth edition.
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Linné, Carl von,
1707-1778
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992398102081
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Indexes to Pt. 2 at pp. 195-200.
By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
A poetical version of the sexual system of Linnaeus.
NHM GENERAL - Heavy foxing to some of the early pages.
NHM GENERAL - The volume has been rebacked.
Kohler Darwin Collection Review June 2005
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Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)
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The botanic garden" by Erasmus Darwin / edited by Adam Komisaruk and Allison Dushane.
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Soulsby no. 726,Soulsby no. 729

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Publisher:
Routledge
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
2017
Edition:
Physical description:
2 v. (xiii, 401 p.; ix, 236 p.) : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm.
Series entry:
The Pickering masters series
Language(s):
English

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Contents notes:
Volume 1. Editorsʼ introduction -- Editorial principles -- Reading text. The economy of vegetation. Additional notes -- Additional illustrations -- Explanatory notes. The economy of vegetation. Additional notes -- Table of minerals -- Description of the illustrations -- Textual notes. The economy of vegetation. Additional notes -- Bibliography. Volume 2. Editorial principles -- Reading text. The loves of the plants. Additional notes. Supplement -- Additional illustration -- Explanatory notes -- Table of plants -- Description of the illustrations -- Textual notes -- Bibliography.
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Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)
Botany
Poetry
Natural history
Criticism
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Komisaruk, Adam
Dushane, Allison Leigh
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The economy of vegetation.
The loves of the plants.
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ocm01393534
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Bibliography: vol. 1, p. 388-401, vol. 2, p. 223-236.
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Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)
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Title:
The botanic garden : a poem, in two parts. Part I, The economy of vegetation. Part II, The loves of the plants : with philosophical notes.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 726,Soulsby no. 729

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Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1791
Edition:
Physical description:
2 v. in 1. : 1 illus., 20 pl. ; 27 x 22 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Each part has special t.-p. and separate paging.
Copy 1: Part 1 is 1st edition, 1791; Part 2 is 1st edition, Lichfield, 1789. Cloth bound: plates stamped "Shrewsbury Library".
Copy 2: Part 1 is 1st edition, 1791; Part 2 is 4th edition, London, 1794. Leather bound: from the Library of W.A.Bromfield.
Additional notes" to pt. 1 have separate paging (126 p.) and include notes on the Portland vase (p. 53-59,4 pl.)
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From the Library of W. A. Bromfield (copy 2).
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Subject:
Botany
Poetry
Natural history
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Bromfield, William Arnold
(1801-1851)
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ocm01393534
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Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802)
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The botanic garden : a poem, in two parts ... : with philosophical notes.
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 729

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Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson ...
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1795
Edition:
The third edition.
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 29 cm. (4to)
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English

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Each part has special t.p. Part 2 is designated "The fourth edition" and dated 1794.
Vol. 1: xx, 218 (i.e. 220), 124, [2] p., [11] leaves of plates (1 folded); v. 2: [4], viii, 200, [2] p., [10] leaves of plates. The count excludes blank leaf at end of either volume.
Some of the plates engraved by William Blake.
Index of the names of the plants": v. 2, p. 199-200.
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(from t.p.) Part I. Containing The economy of vegetation -- Part II. The loves of the plants.
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Subject:
Plants in literature
Poetry
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Blake, William
(1757-1827)
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ocm01391387
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References: Keynes, G.L. Bibl. of William Blake, 108; Bentley, G.E. Blake books, 450C.
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Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802).
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The botanic garden : A poem, in two parts. : Part I. Containing the economy of vegetation. : Part II. The loves of the plants. : With philosophical notes.
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Economy of vegetation Loves of the plants
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 729

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Publisher:
J. Johnson
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1795
Edition:
Part I: 3rd edition (1795). Part II: 4th edition (1794).
Physical description:
2 v. in 1. (Pp. xx, 218, 124, [2], [11] leaves of plates; [i], viii, 200, [10] leaves of plates) : illus., frontis. ; 28.4 cm.
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Part II of The Botanic Garden (The loves of the plants) was published first, in 1789, and part I (The economy of vegetation) in 1791. By that time, however, part II had appeared in a second edition (1790), and each subsequent edition can be considered as a composite of two editions, until the third/fourth edition of 1795/94. There followed another "fourth" edition in 1799, and an unnumbered posthumous edition in 1824. See Henrey 468-471, 612-614 for details.
The author's name did not appear on the title page until the third/fourth edition of 1795/94. Part I contains several additional congratulatory poems to the author, openly addressed as "Dr. Darwin".
Engravings by H. Fuseli, H. Webber, Emma Crewe and Frederick P. Nodder.
Contains a collective title-page and one individual title-page for each part.
Complete imprint statement from collective title-page: London: printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCXCV. Entered at Stationers' Hall. - The imprintb statement on the title-page for The economy of vegetation is identical apart from the absence of the Stationers' Hall statement. - Complete imprint statement from title-page for The loves of the plants: London: printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCCXCIV. Entered at Stationers' Hall.
Two volumes bound in one.
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The loves of the plants is a fanciful treatment of the Linnaean system of classification, with the pistil represented by a maiden, courted by swains to the number of the stamens. Additional notes for Part I (The economy of vegetation): 1. Meteors. 2. Primary colours. 3. Coloured clourds. 4. Comets. 5. Sun's rays. 6. Central fires. 7. Elementary heat. 8. Memnon's lyre. 9. Luminous insects. 10. Phosphorus. 11. Steam-engine. 12. Frost. 13. Electricity [& fairy-rings]. 14. Buds and bulbs. 15. Solar volcanoes. 16. Calcareous earth. 17. Morasses. 18. Iron. 19. Flint. 20. Clay. 21. Enamels. 22. Portland vase. 23. Coal. 24. Granite. 25. Evaporation. 26. Springs. 27. Shell fish. 28. Sturgeon. 29. Oil on water. 30. Ship-worm. 31. Maelstrom. 32. Glacier. 33. Winds. 34. Vegetable perspiration. 35. Vegetable placentation. 36. Vegetable circulation. 37. Vegetable respiration. 38. Vegetable impregnation. 39. Vegetable glandulation. - Additional notes for part II (The loves of the plans) are not so numbered, but the major note is the Description of the poison-tree in the island of Java.
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Subject:
Botany
Classification system: Linnaeus.
Colour
Plant physiology.
Soils
Antiaris toxicaria.
18th century.
Poetry
Additional author(s):
Cowper, William
(1731-1800).
Hayley, William
(1745-1820).
Mundy, Francis Noel Clarke
(1739-1815).
Polwhele, Richard
(1760-1838).
Stephens, W. B.
Cory, Reginald Radcliffe
(1871-1934)
Stoker, Fred
(1878-1943)
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Rare Books Room shelf 55
Copy 1: Reginald Cory bequest, 1936. Copy 2: Fred Stoker bequest, 1964.
Copy 2: engraved armorial book plates, bearing the motto "Esto quod esse videris", on front endpaper of both volumes.
Copy 1 bound in full brown sheep, rebound by Wigmore Bindery, 1959, retaining original boards but with new corners and spine with five raised bands; gilt spine titles: THE / BOTANIC / GARDEN // E. / DARWIN // 3RD ED. // // 1795; old Lindley Library shelf label, rewritten 821 Dar; top-edge stained. - Copy 2 bound in full green marbled calf with gilt floriated borders on boards; spines with five raised bands bearing gilt rope pattern; compartments with gilt decorative floral motifs; red morocco lettering-pieces with gilt double fillets and zigzag borders and gilt title BOTANIC / GARDEN; black morocco lettering-pieces with gilt borders as above and gilt volume numbers; red speckled edges.
Condition noted; 20050629. Copy 1: Vol. I: perforations on 2I4, 2P2; 2H3 nicked at base, tear at base on 2K4; Ee4-Ff1 heavily foxed; O2v-3r grubby at top-edge. Vol. II: from prelims to B1 creased, most heavily on the two plates of the Linnaean system; light cockling and corner creasing throughout; E1 rouched at top; Cc1v-2r grubby and foxed. Plates of Hedysarum and Apocynum foxed.
Condition noted; 2014. Copy 1: Good.
Condition noted; 20050630. Copy 2: boards rubbed, with some lateral tearing. Vol. I: I1 has ragged fore-edge, 2K1 ragged base; perforations on 2P2. Bb1 stained at base, Bb2v grubby at lower corner, Dd1 creased and dirty at top, 2B4r grubby; Ff1 foxed. Unusual small detail of showthrough on 2P1r. "Tornado" plate with light marginal staining at base. Vol. II: B1r grubby at top.
Condition noted; 2014. Copy 2: good.
MRJ/2.8.96, rev BE 29.6.2005.
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Copy 1: pencilled inscriptions on front pastedown: 3rd ed 1795 with addit pl Tornado Not a dupl. [Tail end of inscription obscured by Cory Bequest label:] Blake Rate. Pencilled inscription on front free endpaper: rhyme of "Rome" with "tomb" - p. 126. Pencilled inscriptions on rear pastedown: Steam = Hercules - 29. Ballon [sic] Loves of Plants 53. Elijah 54. Cambyses 97. [NB. The last two references are to pages in the Economy of vegetation.] Pencilled scoring on vol. I, E3r, and vol. II, R3r.
Copy 2: Numbers written at the top-edges of certain plates and pages, cropped in previous binding: vol. I p. 207, vol. II pp. 6, 40 and facing plate, 169 (query: numbering of plates?).