A specimen of the botany of New Holland

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A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland  (1793) 
by James Edward Smith
A Specimen of the Botany of New Holland was the first published book on the flora of Australia. Written by James Edward Smith and illustrated by James Sowerby, it was published by Sowerby in four parts between 1793 and 1795. It consists of 16 colour plates of paintings by Sowerby, mostly based on sketches by John White, and around 40 pages of accompanying text. It was presented as the first volume in a series, but no further volumes were released.
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A

SPECIMEN

OF THE

BOTANY

OF

NEW HOLLAND,

BY

JAMES EDWARD SMITH, M.D. F.R.S.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMIES OF TURIN, UPSAL, STOCKHOLM AND LISBON;
CORRESPONDENT OF THOSE OF MONTPELLIER AND DAUPHINY, &c. &c.

PRESIDENT OF THE LINNÆAN SOCIETY.



THE FIGURES BY JAMES SOWERBY, F.L.S.



"Tendebantque manus ripæ ulterioris amore" Virg.


VOL. I.


LONDON:

PRINTED BY J. DAVIS.
PUBLISHED BY J. SOWERBY, NO. 2, MEAD PLACE, LAMBETH; TO BE HAD
AT NO. 42, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND OF THE TOWN
AND COUNTRY BOOKSELLERS.


M.DCC.XCIII.


TO


THOMAS WILSON, ESQ. F.L.S.


AT WHOSE PERSUASION


THIS WORK WAS UNDERTAKEN,


AND


ON WHOSE FRIENDLY COMMUNICATIONS


IT IS FOUNDED,


THE FOLLOWING PAGES


ARE INSCRIBED


BY THE AUTHOR.




This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.