Birmingham: Swinney for Cadel, 1776. FIRST EDITION. With 12 plates. Contemporary full calf, rebacked. Item #2244
First edition of the first complete scientific classification and description of British plants in the English language. Using the Linnean binomial nomenclature for the first time in describing the flora of Great Britain, Withering describes places of growth, time of flowering, economic uses as drugs, poisonous properties, methods of botanical investigation and preservation of specimens.