Roscoe of Liverpool: his life, writings and treasures, 1753-1831

By: Macnaughton, Donald A.

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Modern biography of Liverpool's principal cultural impresario, politician, connoisseur of art, botanist, lawyer and much else. The author, a descendent, presents a competent though not very original rehash of Roscoe's life story, thankfully without the padding of Chandler's earlier work. The book does not do justice to Roscoe's botanical achievements, merely crediting him with the foundation of the botanic garden and failing to emphasise the importance of his monograph Monandrian Plants. The author went on to rewrite the account of Roscoe for the New Oxford DNB. v, 176 pp., well illustrated in monochrome.

Title: Roscoe of Liverpool: his life, writings and treasures, 1753-1831

Author Name: Macnaughton, Donald A.

Categories: Biographies,

Edition: 1st paperback edition

Publisher: Countyvise, Birkenhead: 1996

ISBN Number: 0 907768 92 X

ISBN Number 13: 9780907768920

Binding: Paper covers

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 2748

Keywords: English 1