The New Concise British Flora: With Nomenclature Edited and Revised by Douglas H. Kent - W. Keble MartinLondon: Ebury Press & Michael Joseph, 1982, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper.
Contains: Colour plates; Black & white plates; List of abbreviations; References; Glossary;
From the cover: “One of the most popular records of the flora of Britain and Ireland has at last been fully revised and enlarged: a new text incorporates changes to nomenclature and distribution and the colour plates, depicting nearly 1,400 plants, benefit from the developments in printing techniques over the twenty years since the first edition appeared. Once again The Concise British Flora becomes an invaluable reference work for both amateur naturalists and students of botany, delighting all who appreciate our flora.
The paintings, some drawn over sixty years ago, are remarkable for their meticulousness and exquisite draughtsmanship, combining beauty with down-to-earth accuracy. But since the last revision, many changes have occurred within our native flora. The new text therefore records those species that have become rare, others that have become extinct and the introduced foreign species that have become established. The English names have been revised and standardised in accordance with the list published by the Botanical Society of the British Isles, and the distributions and habitats expanded. All these features combine to make The New Concise British Flora the most up-to-date work of its kind.”