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Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837.
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New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus: comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants; a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system; and the Temple of Flora, or Garden of nature, being picturesque, botanical, coloured plates, of select plants, illustrative of the same, with descriptions. By Robert John Thornton, M.D. ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772,Portrait (v.1): Soulsby no. 3145,Portrait (v.2): Soulsby no. 3154

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printed, for the publisher, by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
[1799-] 1807.
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3 pts. in 1 : illustrations (chiefly col), portraits ; 60 cm. (folio)
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English

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Pagination. Part I: [33] leaves, [10] leaves of plates. Part II: [8] leaves, [4] leaves of plates. Part III: [84] leaves, [33] leaves of plates.
With three engraved half-title pages to part 1, with titles 'A British trophy in honour of Linnæus', 'A new illustration of the sexual system of Linnæus' and 'The prize dissertation on the sexes of plants by Carolus von Linnæus written Anno Domini 1759'. With an engraved half-title page to part II, with title 'The sexual system of Carolus von Linnæus'. With a half-title page to part III, with title 'Picturesque botanical plates, illustrative of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnæus'. Part III also has an engraved title page, contained on 2 leaves, with title 'The temple of Flora, or, Garden of nature being picturesque botanical plates of the new illustration of the sexual system of Linnæus', dated "January the 1st, MDCCXCIX".
The plates are dated 1799-1807.
Part I and II contain a dedication to Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), with engraved portrait in part I.
Part I contains two copies of the same engraved portrait of Linnaeus, one of which is coloured. Part II contains two copies of the same engraved portrait of "Linnaeus in his Lapland dress", one of which is coloured.
Part III contains two plates not mentioned on the list of contents, i.e. an additional, different version of 'A group of Auricula', depicting four plants instead of two, and 'American bog-plants'.
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Plants, Sex in.
Flowers Pictorial works.
Botany Pictorial works.
Botanical illustration.
Additional author(s):
Linné, Carl von,
1707-1778.
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Temple of flora, or, Garden of nature.
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003630138
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Thornton, Robert John 1768-1837
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New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus : comprehanding an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants; a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system; and the temple of flora, or garden of nature, being picturesque, botanical, coloured plates, of select plants, illustrative of the same, with descriptions by Robert John Thornton ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772

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Printed for the publisher by T. Bensley
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London
Publishing year:
1807
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Physical description:
unpagin. leaves in-plano
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Language(s):
English

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TL 14283; Nissen 1955
7 plates of engraved text; 91 engraved plates of plants drawn by Henderson, Edwards, Miller, Reinagle, Bishop, Chret, Bulliard, Curtis, Grew, Warner, Sowerby
Sig.: []9, a-g, *g-*h, h-s1, []3, a-b1, []3.
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London (impressum)
copper-engravings
valuable books
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1:75258
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Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837.
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New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification ... and The temple of Flora, or garden of nature ... / by Robert John Thornton.
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Sexual system of Carlolus von Linnaeus. Temple of Flora, or, Garden of nature.
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772.

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Printed for the publisher by T. Bensley ...
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1807
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Physical description:
3 v. in 1 ([133] leaves, [37] leaves of plates) : ill. (some col.) ; 60 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Subject:
Plants Pictorial works.
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Prize dissertation on the sexes of plants by Carolus von Linnaeus.
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ocm62368742
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Electronic reproduction. 1v.(1807). Saint Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden Library, 2005. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
s 2005 mou n s.
Master and use copy.
Digitized 2005 pda MOA.
Original publication available: Linneana Folio QK91 .C772 1807.
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Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837.
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A new illustration of the sexual system of C. von Linnæus : comprehending, an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification : a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants ; a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system ; and the Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, being picturesque, botanical, coloured plates, of select plants ... with descriptions.
Varying title form:
A British trophy in honour of Linnaeus.
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772,Soulsby no. 3145 Portrait,Soulsby no. 3145 Portrait

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Publisher:
printed for the author by T. Bensley
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1799-1807
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Physical description:
3 Pt. [in 2 v.] : ill. (col.) ; 48 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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There is a second, engraved title-page. The half-title, which is engraved, reads: - "A British Trophy in honour of Linnæus." The engraved title-pages to the third part, as well as some of the plates, are dated 1799. These (cf. Watt, "Bibl. Brit.") were apparently issued in that year under the title of: - "Botanical Plates of the New Illustration," &c. In its completed form the third part comprises 31 coloured plates, with descriptive letterpress. The "Prize Dissertation" is stated to have been written in 1759. Meyer's copy of Ogburne & Bartolozzi's engraving of Hallman's portrait of Linnæus is placed at the beginning of Pt. 1 (Soulsby no. 3159), while Dunkarton's engraving of Hoffman's portrait of Linnæus in Lapland Dress (Soulsby no. 3145), and engraved portraits of twenty-four other Botanists of note, are placed at the beginning of Pt. 2.
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NHM TRING - Bookplate of Lionel Walter Rothschild on front endpaper. Signature 'Mrs. C. Buckner 1842' on front endpaper.
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The work was advertised in 1797, and seems to have been issued in parts at twenty-five shillings each between 1799 and 1807. In its best state it is a very splendid work, about 24 inches by 18 inches; but its bibliography is very difficult, hardly two copies being alike (W. B. Hemsley and W. F. Perkins in Gardeners' Chronicle, 1894, ii. 89, 276). It consisted of three parts, with a profusion of elaborately written sub-titles. The first contains portraits ... with 'a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants', which is a translation of Linnaeus's 'Sexum Plantarum Argumentis et Experimentis Novis' ... The second part was apparently 'The Genera of Exotic and Indigenous Plants that are to be met with in Great Britain' (168 pp., without date or publisher's name); but this part is often missing. The third part was issued in 1799 as 'Picturesque Botanical Plates of the New Illustration', priced with the text at twenty guineas, but also issued simultaneously, apparently without the text, as 'Picturesque Botanical Plates of the Choicest Flowers of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America'. In 1804 it was reissued as 'The Temple of Flora, or Garden of Nature, being Picturesque Plates'. and in 1812, re-engraved on a smaller scale, 20 inches by 151/4, as 'The Temple of Flora, or Garden of the Botanist, Poet, Painter, and Philosopher'. This part has no fewer than eight titles and sub-titles, and thirty-one plates (cf. Notes and Queries, VIII. v. 467, vi. 15)." (G.S. Boulger, DNB, 1898)
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NHM BOTANY - In acid-free envelope on inside front cover 'The first lines of botanical knowledge : being a new illustration of the sexual system and the natural orders of Linnæus by R. J. Thornton, 1793.
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Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778 Portrait
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The genera of exotic and indigenous plants
The first lines of botanical knowledge : being a new illustration of the sexual system and the natural orders of Linnæus
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9927607802081
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By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
NHM BOTANY - Parts 1 and 2 in 1 vol. Height is 60cm. Ms. index at the end of the vol. Plates are not coloured. Housed in slip case.
NHM TRING - The Rothschild copy appears to be of Vol. I only with text to p.164 and differs in several respects from the copy described above. It has Thornton's <The genera of exotic and indigenous plants> bound at the rear. It Includes most of the portraits. The plates are not coloured.
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Author:
Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837.
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Title:
New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus: comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants ... and the temple of Flora, or Garden of nature.
Varying title form:
Sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus 24630. Temple of Flora.
Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772.

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Publisher:
T. Bensley
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1807
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Physical description:
3 v. in 2. plates. 59 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Engraved general and special title pages.
The prize dissertation ... by Carolus von Linnaeus was written ... 1759.
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Provenance:
Allen, Charles Linnaeus, 1828-1909. Sharpe, Elizabeth Isabella Sharpe, Benjamin Garden Club of America Library.
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Subject:
Plants Pictorial works.
Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778.
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Garden of nature.
OPAC identifier:
ocm04568262
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Also available in digital version.
GCA copy contains 3 v. in 1; has heraldic bookplate: Sir Simon R.B. Taylor / Bar't. Bookplate stamped: A.W. Bahr. Taylor coat of arms also tooled into front cover.
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Thornton, Robert John (1768?-1837)
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Title:
New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus : comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification ; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants, a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system ; and the Temple of Flora, or Garden of nature, being Picturesque, botanical, coloured plates, of select plants, illustrative of the same, with descriptions ; [motto: 4 lines] / by Robert John Thornton, M.D. ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772,Soulsby no. 2120

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Printed, for the publisher [i.e. the author], by T. Bensley
Place of publication:
London
Publishing year:
1807 [i.e. 1799-1810]
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Physical description:
[43] leaves, [121] leaves of plates ; 60 cm.
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Language(s):
English

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Half titles preceding the t.p.: [1] A British trophy in honour of Linnaeus. [2] A new illustration of the sexual system of Linnaeus. [3] The sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus.
The plates are dated: 1799-1810.
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Preliminary observations -- [Part first:] The prize dissertation on the sexes of plants by Carolus von Linnaeus; written Anno Domini 1759 [translated, with copious notes, by Thornton] -- Part second: Origin of the sexual system -- Part third: Picturesque botanical plates, illustrative of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus.
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Linnaeus, Carl von (1707-1778)
Plants, Sex in
Botanical illustration
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Linnaeus, Carl von
(1707-1778)
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Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
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The temple of Flora : or, Garden of nature, being picturesque botanical plates of the new illustration of the sexual system of Linnaeus / by Robert John Thornton ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772

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London: printed, for the publisher, by T. Bensley, Bolt court, Fleet street.
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1807
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[114] bl., 31 pl.-bl. ; st. fol.
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English

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Del 3 av New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus. (Haltitelblad på två blad. Del tre. Picturesque botanical plates, illustrative of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus) Arbetet fullbordades år 1807.
Impressum citerad från del I.
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Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778 253377
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Bensley
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13528130
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Uka Planscherna har kolorerats.

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Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
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Title:
New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus : comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants; a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system; and the temple of flora, or garden of nature, being picturesque, botanical, coloured plates, of select plants, illustrative of the same, with descriptions. / by Robert John Thornton, m. d. ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772

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Place of publication:
London: printed, for the publisher, by T. Bensley, Bolt court, Fleet street.
Publishing year:
1807
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[43] bl., [121] pl.-bl. ; st. fol.
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Language(s):
English

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Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778 253377
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Bensley
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Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
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The temple of Flora : or, Garden of nature, being picturesque botanical plates of the new illustration of the sexual system of Linnaeus / by Robert John Thornton ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772

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Place of publication:
London: printed, for the publisher, by T. Bensley, Bolt court, Fleet street.
Publishing year:
1807
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[114] bl., 31 pl.-bl. ; st. fol.
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Language(s):
English

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Del 3 av New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus. (Haltitelblad på två blad. Del tre. Picturesque botanical plates, illustrative of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus) Arbetet fullbordades år 1807.
Impressum citerad från del I.
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Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
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Bensley
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Uka Planscherna har kolorerats.

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Author:
Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
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Title:
New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus : comprehending an elucidation of the several parts of the fructification; a prize dissertation on the sexes of plants; a full explanation of the classes, and orders, of the sexual system; and the temple of flora, or garden of nature, being picturesque, botanical, coloured plates, of select plants, illustrative of the same, with descriptions. / by Robert John Thornton, m. d. ...
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Soulsby no.:
Soulsby no. 772

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Publisher:
Place of publication:
London: printed, for the publisher, by T. Bensley, Bolt court, Fleet street.
Publishing year:
1807
Edition:
Physical description:
[43] bl., [121] pl.-bl. ; st. fol.
Series entry:
Language(s):
English

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Subject:
Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778
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Bensley
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vtls001862056
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