Flora Of The Isles Of Scilly.
David and Charles.
With drawings by barbara everard.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. ix + [i] + 336 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in clipped pictorial dust wrapper. Minor wear to extremities and some foxing largely confined to top edge; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 8 pages of black and white plates, 5 text figures, including 2 double page maps of the Isles of Scilly, 7 line drawings by Barbara Everard and by 16 distribution maps. The first account of the wild flowers and ferns of the Isles of Scilly, which enjoy the mildest weather in Britain. The flowers include many native plants more characteristic of the Mediterranean and established aliens too tender to persist on the mainland. The systematic list of the flora is preceded by chapters on the geographical and historical background, including plant habitats. Job Edward Lousley (1907-76) was a banker by profession, but renowned as an amateur field botanist, who first visited the Isles in 1936. He also published the early New Naturalist title, Wild Flowers of the Chalk and Limestone in 1950, becoming secretary of the Botanical Society of the British Isles in the same year.
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