FERNS

[ W.J. Hooker ] Garden Ferns; or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions [...] a selection of Exotic Ferns adapted for Cultivation [...]

Author: 
Sir William Jackson Hooker
Publication details: 
London: 1862
£450.00

Not paginated, but collated complete. 64 hand-coloured plates. Morocco gilt binding, discreetly and well recased, some foxing and slight staining, corners and spine sl. rubbed. An attractive book. Inscription, front free ep from a "W.F.C." to "John Berry | Hall-Place, Leigh" dated 23 Sept. 1875.

Autograph Letter Signed 'Frederick J. Hanbury", botanist, to [the Rev. C. W ] 'Shepherd', a fellow-botanist, and the inclusion of Shepherd's 'catalogue' ('London Catalogue of British Plants?')

Author: 
Frederick J. Hanbury, botanist [Frederick Janson Hanbury; F.J. Hanbury]
Autograph Letter Signed 'Frederick J. Hanbury", botanist
Publication details: 
[Printed] London, Plough Court, 37 Lombard Street, EC, 16 July 1875.
£225.00
Autograph Letter Signed 'Frederick J. Hanbury", botanist

Four pages, 12mo, Hanbury asks some questions about a 'catalogue' [presumably of plants found in Kent] Shepherd has sent him. "With these few exceptions your capital list is perfectly plain & straightforward". He has questions about Trollius europoeus, Wrotham Waters, Hypericum Montanum ('a mistake here'), Geranium sylvaticum ('Are you quite clear about this? Watson's Topog. Bot. does not give it as Kentish at all'). He corrects him on a geranium he has shown him ('rare or rarer'), believes a mistake has been made placing Lathymus palustris in Ryash Woods ('northern plant').

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