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Perkins, Elizabeth Steele

The elements of botany : with illustrations / by Mrs. E.E. Perkins, professor of botanical flower painting.

London : Thomas Hurst, 1837.
Physical Description:
xxiii, [1], 268 p., [1], 18 leaves of plates ([1] folded) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK47 .P47 1837
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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"The original intention of publishing 'The boudoir recreations in botany,' consisting merely of about twenty or thirty illustrations in quarto, and which were to have appeared in the spring of 1836, was abandoned for the present work; but Mrs. Perkins having been solicited to continue her subject in its higher departments, she has, under this flattering circumstance, to announce for publication, early in May next, 'Physiological researches in botany,' with twenty highly engraved plates, to contain nearly three hundred illustrations." The purpose of this work was , as many other works 'are peculiarly unsuited for the perusal of female youth.'"--Advertisement, p. xv.
Engravings by Henry Adlard; after drawings by Perkins.
Printed by J. and C. Adlard, Bartholomew Close.
Shteir, A.B. Cultivating women, cultivating science, p. 200-202
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in green half morocco with marbled boards; gilt edges. Armorial bookplate: Thomas Hargreaves.
Intended to present botanical science to a female readership
Subject Terms:
Botanical illustration -- Great Britain.
Botany -- Study and teaching.
Hargreaves, Thomas -- Bookplate.
Women -- Education -- 19th century.
Women in botany -- England.
Women in natural history.
Women in science -- Great Britain.
Armorial bookplates.
Adlard, Henry, engraver.

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