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of the Vegetable Kingdom by William Rhind.
Illustrated by Several Hundred Engravings on Wood and Steel. c.1865
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Some Background Information
This book contains many interesting plates. They are not entirely for informational purposes but include illustrations of plants in their natural environment, complete with the appropriate native animals.
WALTER HOOD FITCH (1817-1892) is the illustrator responsible for most of the prints in this book. He was born on January 29th 1817 and was a botanical illustrator who submitted a large body of work for use in Sir. W. J. Hooker's works on plants. The majority of which were made after 1835. Fitch had a great talent at depicting plants in a way that emphasized their beauty. Hooker once said of Fitch: "He couldn't make a mistake if he tried," showing the great talent that he possessed.
THIS IS A
LIST OF THE STEEL ENGRAVED AND COLOUR PLATES.
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AUSTRALIA: Australia Trees and shrubs. Kangaroos.
BOTANY: PALM TREES. PINES etc. Uncoloured.
BOTANY: PINE TREES (Coniferae). Uncoloured. Boar hunt taking place.
BOTANY: PINE TREES. Uncoloured.
BOTANY: TIMBER TREES. Uncoloured. Cattle. Deer. Pheasants.
BRAZIL: Scene in forest. Flora. Fauna. Man shooting. Uncoloured.
FLOWERS Flora/fauna: Assorted uncoloured steel engravings. Includes Tree ferns. Ornamental Plants. Banyan. Canes. Crain Plants. Marine plants. Portrait of Linnaeus. Etc.
FLOWERS: CACTI. Various types of cactus. Uncoloured.
FLOWERS: Cotton. Flax Etc. #XXXIII. Coloured. In addition to the Cotton flower the print shows Flax. New Zealand Flax and Hemp. All used for clothing or Cordage (Rope making).
FLOWERS: RHIND. Date. Banana Etc. #XXVIII: Original colour. Jack Fruit. Pandanus.
FLOWERS: FRUITS and NUTS. # XXXIX. Coloured. Mammee. Papaw. Sour Sop. Negro Peach. Granadilla. Zabuca. Brazil Nut and Fruit.
FLOWERS: FRUITS and NUTS #XL. Coloured. Guava. Jujube. Lychee. Pistacia. Avocado Pear. Durio. Malay Apple. Akee Fruits and nuts. Mnago.
FLOWERS: FUNGI OR MUSHROOM PLANTS. Uncoloured.
FLOWERS: Geographical Distribution of plants. Uncoloured.
FLOWERS: Gum Plants #XXV: Coloured. Gum Arabic. Gum Tragacanth. Gum Oilbatum. Gum Mastic.
FLOWERS: Gum Plants #XXVI: Coloured. Gamboga. Benzoin. Cauotchouc. Gutta Percha.
FLOWERS: Medicinal plants #XIX: Coloured. Senna. (Egypt.Arabia) Colocyth. (Turkey). Jalap.(Mexico). Castor Oil plant.(Africa Etc)
FLOWERS: Medicinal plants #XX: Coloured. Peruvian Bark. Opium Poppy. Scammony. Nux Vomica.
FLOWERS: Medicinal plants #XXI: Coloured. Rhubarb. Aloe. Gentian. Cajeput.
FLOWERS: Medicinal plants #XXII: Coloured. Ipecuan. Squill. Sarsaparilla. Copaiba.
FLOWERS: Palm tree. Jute etc. #XXXIV. Coloured. The Palm and it's fruit - Gommuta Palm and Passava Palm. Sunn Hemp. Jute. All used for Clothing or Cordage (Rope making)
FLOWERS: PALMS. Monocotyledonous Plants. Uncoloured. Tropical. Giraffes. Birds. Flora and fauna.
FLOWERS: Poisonous plants #XXXV. Coloured. Fool's parsley. Cuckoo Pint or Ware Robin. White Bryony. Greater or Common Celandine.
FLOWERS: Poisonous plants #XXXVI. Coloured. Common Wolf's Bane or Monk's Hood. Deadly Nightshade or Dwale. Woody Nightshade or Bitter Sweet. Common Thorn Apple.
FLOWERS: Poisonous plants #XXXVII. Coloured. Common Hemlock. Black Henbane. Strong Scented or Poisonous Lettuce. Autumnal Meadow Saffron.
FLOWERS: Poisonous plants #XXXVIII. Coloured. Alpine White Crow-Foot. Fly Blown Mushroom. Purple Fox Glove. (Foxglove). Black Hellebore or Christmas Rose.
FLOWERS: Spice plants #XXIII: Coloured. Nutmeg. Cinnamon. Clove. Allspice or Pimento.
FLOWERS: Spice plants #XXIV: Coloured. Ginger. Black Pepper. Caper. Cayenne Pepper.
FLOWERS: Tea Coffee plants etc. #XXVII: Coloured. The plants shown are Tea. Coffee. Chocolate (cacao). Bread Fruit.
FLOWERS: Textile Dyeing # XXXII. Coloured. Safflower. Fustic. Brasilwood. Logwood.
FLOWERS: Textile dyeing #XXXI. Coloured. Woad. Weld. Madder. Sumach.
FLOWERS: Wheat Maize etc. #XXIX: Coloured. The plants depicted are Millet. Maize. Buckwheat. Taro.
FLOWERS: Yam. Arrowroot etc. #XXX. Coloured. Plants shown are Arrowroot. Maniocor Cassava. Yam. Sweet Potato.
FRUIT: FRUIT and ORNAMENTAL TREES. Uncoloured.
FRUIT: FRUIT TREES. Uncoloured.
TITLE PAGE: VEGETABLE KINGDOM. Nice Vignette. Palms Etc. The vignette depicts tropical flora and fauna.
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