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Ladies Botany: Volume 2: Or, a Familiar Introduction to the Study of the Natural System of Botany John Lindley

Ladies Botany: Volume 2: Or, a Familiar Introduction to the Study of the Natural System of Botany

John Lindley

Published January 31st 2015
ISBN : 9781108076562
Paperback
342 pages
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The horticulturalist John Lindley (1799 1865) worked for Sir Joseph Banks, and was later instrumental in saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. He was a prolific author of works for gardening practitioners but also for aMoreThe horticulturalist John Lindley (1799 1865) worked for Sir Joseph Banks, and was later instrumental in saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. He was a prolific author of works for gardening practitioners but also for a non-specialist readership, and many of his books have been reissued in this series. The first volume of this two-volume work was published in 1834, and the second in 1837. At a time when botany was regarded as the only science suitable for study by women and girls, Lindley felt that there was a lack of books for those who would become acquainted with Botany as an amusement and a relaxation, and attempted to meet this need. In the second volume of this little work, Lindley continues to introduce new tribes of plants, including exotica such as mangoes and Venus fly traps, to his lady correspondent and her children.