MARTYN, Thomas. ~ The Language of Botany: being a Dictionary of the Terms made use of in that Science, principally by Linneus: with Familiar Explanations, and an Attempt to Establish Significant English Terms. The whole Interspersed with Critical Remarks. London: for B. and J. White, 1793.
8vo (195 × 122 mm), pp. [iii]-xxviii, 324 (bound without half-title). Occasional light soiling or staining. Uncut in nineteenth-century green morocco, spine lettered in gilt. Slightly rubbed. A very good copy.
First edition. The Language of Botany was reprinted in 1796. Martyn was Cambridge professor of botany for sixty-three years and the first reader of botany following the foundation of the Cambridge botanical garden. Henrey, British botanical and horticultural Literature before 1800, 1026