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Publisher: Forgotten Books (22 Jun. 2012)
By: Asa Gray (Author)
The complete edition of theM anual op theB otany of THEN orthern United States includes the two great Cryp- togamous Families of -M osses and liverworts (from p. 607 to p. 704), written by Mr. SuU ivant, and illustrated with eight copperplates, crowded with admirable figures. Important as this part is to theB otanist and the advanced student, it is much too difficult for the beginner, and for common instruction in Botany in schools and academies, which will begin with the Phsenogamous or Flowering Plants, and will rarely extend into the Flowerless Plants beyond the Ferns and Gluh-M osses. As it adds considerably to the size and expense of the book, the part here mentioned is omitted in this A bridged I mpression, which is intended especially for the use of classes, and is affijrded by the publishers at a price so reduced as to bring the work within the reach of all students. The six plates which illustrate the Ferns and their allies (and which are numbered from IX to XIV) are also given :so that this edition is illustrated like the other, so far as it goes, and nothing is omitted which ordinary students will require, at least until they have become expert Botanists. It will be seen by the paging, that the omitted matter immediately precedes and follows the I ndex. Some additions and corrections are given on the following pages.
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