Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses. Catharine Parr TRAILL, Agnes Dunbar  FITZGIBBON, Strickland Mrs. Traill C. P., MOODIE, MRS. CHAMBERLIN, 1833 - 1913.
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses
Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses

Studies of Plant Life in Canada : Wild Flowers, Flowering Shrubs and Grasses

Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: William Briggs
Date Published: 1906
Edition: New and Revised Edition
Binding: Hard Cover

8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾", xvii, 215 pp.), Green cloth hard cover with gilt lettering on spine. Moderate edge wear to spine ends and corners. Frontispiece is partially loose from hinge (top half of page) and at page 64 starting to crack. Inside pages clean and tight otherwise. In decorative green cloth, bright gilt decorations and lettering. Good+

Illustrated with 8 reproductions in natural colors and 12 half-tone engravings, from drawings by Mrs. Agnes B. Chamberlin, tissue guards.

From the preface “This little work on the flowers and native plants of Central Canada is offered to the Canadian public with the hope that it may prove a means of awakening a love for the natural productions of the country, and a desire to acquire more knowledge of its resources. It is not a book for the learned. The aim of the writer is simply to show the real pleasure that may be obtained from a habit of observing what is offered to the eye of the traveler, whether by the wayside path, among the trees of the forest, in the fields, or on the shores of lake and river. Even to know the common name of a flower or fern is something added to our stock of knowledge, and inclines us to wish to know something beyond the mere name. Curiosity is awakened, and from this first step we go on to seek for higher knowledge, which may be found in works of a class far above what the writer of the present book can aspire to offer to the reader. The writer- has adopted a familiar style in her descriptions of the plants,., thinking it might prove more useful and interesting to the general reader, especially to the young, and thus find a placer on the book-shelves of many who would only regard it for the sake of its being a pretty, attractive volume, on account of the illustrations. These, indeed, are contributed by the pencil of a gifted and accomplished lady, Mrs. Agnes Chamberlin, a beloved relative, to whose artistic taste and talents the author is greatly indebted.”
Good+. Item #1512

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