A Floral Guide For East Kent, Etc., Being A Record Of The Habitats Of Indigenous Plants Found In The Eastern Division Of The County Of Kent, With Those Of Faversham Particularly Detailed, And Definitely Exhibited;.
Bound in twentieth century cloth with the original label affixed to upper board. A very good copy of this rare item.
FAVERSHAM AND EAST KENT FLORA
W. Ratcliffe, Court Street; Faversham W. Pamplin, Jun Botanical Bookseller, Lavender Hill Wandsworth, Surrey, and all Booksellers.,
Together with brief remarks on the uses of the several species in rural or domestic economy, agriculture, medicine, and historical associations; deduced from various authorities. in two divisions, illustrated with two maps. by m. h. cowell, corresponding member, and local secretary for kent, of the botanical society of london.
First Edition, 8vo. xiv + [ii] + 98 pp. +  pp. catalogue. Illustrated with one double-page hand-coloured lithographic map of Faversham and district and one engraved uncoloured map of the Isle of Thanet.
This work was only produced once, and the print-run must have been very small, as we have not catalogued a single example for over 30 years. As a comment on Jacob's 'Flora of Faversham' this gives an update and retrospect to that work and adds a further 21 'first' records for the county. Very little seems to be known about Mr Cowell other than his membership of various Botanical Societies: and this - his lasting memorial.
[Stock No. 19458]