Charlotte M. Yonge, Edinburgh, 1857 (Q.13.32)
The text of this educational book on botany is by Charlotte M. Yonge (1823-1901), better known as a novelist. She had a strongly religious upbringing and spent most of her life in her native village of Otterbourne, near Winchester. The greater part of the book consists of 31 hand-coloured plates by Robert Mackenzie Stark (1815-1873) who also illustrated a companion volume to this, on plants and animals, with text by Adam White. The book covers flowers by season, kitchen vegetables and roots, plants useful in domestic economy and the arts, forage or field plants, grains, poisonous plants (the largest section of the work) and fruits.
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