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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 by Erasmus Darwin - Hardcover - 4th Edition - 1793 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

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

by Erasmus Darwin

Condition: Good/N


Dublin : J Moore, 1793 A later reprint of the scarce Dublin edition: 2 volumes in one with 2 black and white plates containing 24 engravings of plants. Vol I is dated 1793 and does not state edition; and Vol II dated 1796 states 4th edition. In full leather binding with new spine with raised bands and gilt titles. Vol I has half title, title page, advertisement; apology; poem to the author; argument of the first canto; contents of the notes; text; notes; and additional notes totalling 153 pp. Vol II has half title; title page; advertisement; preface; 2 plain plates; text with interludes; catalogue of the poetic exhibition; contents of the notes; and index of the names of plants - also containing notes to the binder for the placing of the 2 plates - 168 pp. The binding is in good condition with some wear to corners and board edges. The endpapers were replaced at some point. The contents are very clean with some slight browning at page edges and slight spotting on the plates.


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