Manchester: Palmer & Howe, 1883. Second edition. Hardcover. Contemporary half red morocco, gilt, and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, octavo, xii, 318 pp. Top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, several engraved illustrations in the text. Slight rubbing to joints, small leather bookplate of Oscar Sutro (1874-1935, brother of Alfred Sutro) and engraved bookplate of Martha A. Symon to front pastedown. Very good. Item #17615
Leopold Hartley Grindon (1818-1904) was a self-educated botanist whose passion for his subject led to a position as lecturer in botany at the Royal School of Medicine in Manchester. He authored several books on botany, British flora and horticulture.