The Botanic Garden


The Botanic Garden

DARWIN, Erasmus

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One of the great thinkers of the Englightenment, Erasmus Darwin was was a physician, natural philosopher, physiologist, abolitionist, inventor, and poet. Poems such as The Botanic Garden contain much natural history. The work is really a pair of poems, The Economy of Vegetation and The Loves of the Plants. The first celebrates technological innovation and scientific discovery while the more popular second part illustrates Linnaeus's classification scheme for plants. One of the first popular science books, the poem educates readers about the natural world as well as entertaining them.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: The Scholar Press
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1973
  • Place Published: Menston, Yorkshire
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: fine
  • Details:
    xii, 214, 126, [16], viii, 184 p. 27 cm. About 20 b&w illustrations. A Scolar Press Facsimile. 500 copies printed, of which this is no. 267. Green cloth hardcover with gold impressing. In plastic dustwrapper.

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