RICHARD, Louis-Claude. A BOTANICAL DICTIONARY, being a translation from the French ...; with additions from Martyn, Smith, Milne, Wildenow, Acharius, &c. New-Haven: Published by Hezekiah Howe; N. Whiting, Printer, 1817. First edition. 12mo., worn contemporary paper-covered boards. Ex library, but with only two old ink stamps within and a partial shelf label at foot of spine. Backstrip is missing; lower board nearly detached. There is a list of errata on p. [155] and a "Catalogue of Botanical Works for sale by Hezekiah Howe, New-Haven" on pp. [157-158]. The second edition, issued in 1819, lists Amos Eaton as translator of this work, Pierre Bulliard's Dictionnaire élémentaire de botanique which was revised by L.-C. Richard in 1799. Eaton was a respected botanist and educator who published several books about botany. (Shaw & Shoemaker 41977, the first edition, & 49286, the second edition).
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