Flowers of the Field
Half-leather, with illustrations by Emily Stackhouse
Undated, c1875. Eleventh edition. Hardback, rebound in half-leather with green cloth boards. All page edges gilt. 16.5 × 10.5cm, lix + 664pp.
The Reverend C A Johns' classic botanical book which the plants of England and their uses, giving both common and Latin names following the Linnaean system. The book is profusely illustrated with over 200 engravings, some by the Cornish botanical artist Emily Stackhouse (1811–1870), and some by Johns' sisters, Julia and Emily.
An attractive but worn copy. The boards are faded and the leather is rubbed to the spine ends and corners. There is a school prize label to the front pastedown (Whitelands College) and a previous owner's inscription to the ffep. The main body of text is in good order.