The Concise British Flora in Colour: With Nomenclature Edited by Douglas H. Kent - W. Keble MartinLondon: Ebury Press & Michael Joseph, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
3rd edition, 1st printing, [First Published: 1965] Contains: Black & white drawings; Colour drawings; List of abbreviations; Glossary;
From the cover: “This great best-seller has now been extensively revised. As well as many additional plants being described, other changes of name and detail make the new edition still first in the field for up to date information.
The most beautiful of all books on the Flora of Britain is the triumphant outcome of no less than sixty years of meticulous and devoted study, research, note-making and exquisite draughtsmanship. Of the thousands of species exactly and precisely described in the text, nearly 1400 are depicted in full colour plates which are remarkable for precision of detail and fidelity of colour. With additional illustrations in black-and-white, a comprehensive glossary and a complete index — the nomenclature edited by Douglas H. Kent — this is a major contribution to botanical study and illustration, combining, as it does, sheer beauty of execution with down to earth botanical accuracy. As a reference work of identification to be used by botanists and students, it is invaluable, and is likely to become a classic study. As a work of art it will delight all who appreciate the richness of the British Flora.”
Foreword or introduction by H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Size: 10½" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 254 pages.