London and Sydney: Chapman and Dodd, Limited, 1924. Second Edition. Small 8vo. 7-3/4" x 5-5/16. Purple cloth stamped in gold. 136 pp. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown endpaper has left phantom toning on opposite free endpaper. A little toning on back endpapers and four small check marks on back pastedown. Spine somewhat faded. Top corner bumped. otherwise a clean, tight, very good plus copy. Item #420
The second edition - revised and enlarged - contains a letter kindly sent to the Author by the Revd. W. E. Layton. It was written by a friend of Linnaeus to Mr. Layton's ancestor, Philip Miller, the well-known curator of the Garden. The letter shews that it was, without doubt, the Apothecaries' Garden which brought Linnaeus to England. Many additions have also been made to the chapter describing the trees. But it must not be thought that there are trees now in the Garden which cannot be found elsewhere, for Kew Gardens have supplied London Parks with trees of many kinds - Battersea Park, in 1856, receiving no less than five thousand, with the present happy result. This new edition also contains further notes on Linnaeus, and on his two pupils, Kalm and Fabricius.