The McDermott Library’s copy of Flora Londinensis is an exceptionally clean first edition that is virtually free from transfers.
Printed in 1777, it features more than 400 hand-colored engraved plates. No more than 300 were produced, and the McDermott volume is one of the few surviving complete copies. It also marks the library's one-millionth acquisition to its holdings.
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(2011-04-07)One of the great names in botany, William Curtis (1746- 99), was a pharmacist, botanist and entomologist. He set up a botanical garden of British plants at Bermondsey in 1771. Two years later, he was appointed demonstrator ...