The Woodland Companion: or a brief description of British trees. With some account of their uses. ... The Woodland Companion: or a brief description of British trees. With some account of their uses. ... The Woodland Companion: or a brief description of British trees. With some account of their uses. ... The Woodland Companion: or a brief description of British trees. With some account of their uses. ...

The Woodland Companion: or a brief description of British trees. With some account of their uses. Illustrated by plates. [&c.]. [First edition].

Aikin, John

Published by J. Johnson. Printed by Taylor and Wilks, 1802
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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London, crown octavo, [iv], 92 p. (including advertisement leaf) and 28 double-page copper-engraved plates. ***Content: This is one of the earliest “pocket field guides” identifying and describing the important trees of Britain, many of which have close or identical representatives in North America. Thirty-seven genera/species are described in the text, with data on fruits, flowers and optimum habitats, as well as practical uses in agriculture, gardens, industry, etc. The engraved plates superbly illustrate leaves, flowers/cones and fruits. ***Condition: A VG+ copy in contemporary half leather and marbled boards, with a later backstrip. The covers are sound but moderately rubbed and edgeworn; joints solid, binding very firm. Save for light foxing to the endpapers, the text pages and plates are very fresh, clean and bright. Page edges sprinkled. The plates, engraved by Bye and Smith, are taken from Alexander Hunter’s edition of Evelyn’s ‘Silva’ (1776), and are exquisite. The only evidence of prior ownership is a contemporary signature on a free endpaper and a recent tiny nameplate on the rear pastedown. A very nice copy of a scarce work. BMNH 1. Bookseller Inventory # OG5082

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Title: The Woodland Companion: or a brief ...

Publisher: J. Johnson. Printed by Taylor and Wilks

Publication Date: 1802

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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