COMPENDIUM FLORAE PHILADELPHICAE: CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIGENOUS AND NATURALIZED PLANTS FOUND WITHIN A CIRCUIT OF TEN MILES AROUND PHILADELPHIA.

Philadelphia. 1818. Two volumes bound in one. [8],251; [3]-234pp. plus several leaves of tipped-in old manuscript additions. Modern cloth. Some slight occasional foxing, dampstains in second volume. About very good, untrimmed. Item #WRCAM23184

An important early American botanical work by William Barton, nephew of Benjamin Smith Barton. The author was professor of botany at the University of Pennsylvania, and compiled the present work as a practical field manual for students of the local flora of Philadelphia. Barton published several other related works, including VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA OF THE UNITED STATES (1817-18). TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 325. MacPHAIL, BENJAMIN SMITH BARTON AND WILLIAM PAUL CRILLON BARTON 16. PRITZEL 445. MEISEL III:381.

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