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Rousseau's Letters on the Elements of Botany  

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Letters on the Elements of Botany. Addressed to a Lady.

Rousseau, Jean Jacques


Printed for B. White and Son



xxiii, [1 ad], 503, [1], [28 index] pp. With fold-out table. Translated by Thomas Martyn. 20.5x12 cm (8¼x5") period tree calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Third Edition, With Corrections and Improvements.

Early edition of Rousseau's Letters on the Elements of Botany, comprising eight translated letters by the philosopher followed by twenty four written by the translator and Cambridge Professor of Botany, Thomas Martyn. Martyn's translation and expansion of Rousseau was highly successful and went through a series of reprints over the next few decades.

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Some general light wear to boards with rubbing to extremities; foxing to endpapers, toning; very good.

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