Plant? Favershamienses. A Catalogue Of The More Perfect Plants Growing Spontaneously About Faversham, In The County Of Kent. With An Appendix Exhibiting A Short View Of The Fossil Bodies Of The Adjacent Island Of Shepey.




For the Author; by J. March, on Tower-Hill.






By edward jacob, esq; f.s.a.

Item Description

12mo. 4.75 x 7.75 inches. [8] + 146 + liii pp. + [1] pp. Errata. Separate half title for Fossilia Shepeiana. A Short View of the Fossil Bodies Native and Extraneous, of the Island of Shepey, in the County of Kent. Recently rebound in leather; spine in compartments with raised band s, date in black with handwritten contrasting morocco title label. Deckled edges. Fly leaves browned, but otherwise a very good copy. Early signature and comment, 'The only engraved Portrait of the Author,' on sheet of paper attached to front pastedown. Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece and by engraved plate of orchid at p.75. This is the first attempt at a flora dedicated solely to a district in Kent and accounts for no less than 144 first records in the annals of the Kent flora. The list of Sheppey fossils is also of considerable significance in geological study. It was privately published by the author and few copies were printed. Edward Jacob (1709 or 10 -1788) was an antiquary, naturalist and historian of Faversham. According to Henrey, Jacob made use of an earlier manuscript catalogue of plants growing in the Faversham area, by the Rev. John Bateman, with whom he made several botanical excursions, and later Jacob's practise as a surgeon gave him the opportunity to search for plants while making his professional visits. (Henrey, II, p. 64). (ESTC T81040; Henrey 874; Smith, p. 200).

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