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WILLIAM CURTIS 1746-1799
FLORA LONDINENSIS, 1777, FIRST EDITION (FOLIO)
"...OR PLATES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF SUCH PLANTS AS GROW WILD IN THE ENVIRONS OF LONDON: WITH Their Places of Growth, and Times of Flowering; their several Names according to Linnaeus and other Authors. WITH A particular DESCRIPTION of each Plant in LATIN and ENGLISH. To which are Added Their several Uses in Medicine, Agriculture, Rural Oeconomy, and other Arts. By WILLIAM CURTIS, DEMONSTRATOR, of BOTANY to the COMPANY of APOTHECARIES. VOL.1.LONDON:MDCCLXXVII."
William Curtis (1746-1799) was from a Quaker family much interested in medicine. He was apprenticed to an apothecary who left him his business, but he sold it to concentrate on his real interest, the study of natural history, and became well known as a horticulturist. Curtis had a subscription garden near London, where for a guinea a year the members had access to the plants and the library.He published the first edition of the Flora Londiniensis in parts from 1775-1798.
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