Venus's flytrap / Aphrodite's mousetrap

By: Nelson, Ernest Charles

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Although the dust jacket title is not the same as that on the t.p. both describe the rather strange insectivorous plant which was discovered growing in the nutrient-poor bogs of eastern North America and which caused such a sensation when first introduced into cultivation in England. Published in association with the Bentham-Moxon Trust and the Linnean Society, this includes a facsimile of John Ellis's original pamphlet (from the Linnean Society's library). This is much more, though, than a mere reprinting; the author describes it as a biography of Venus's Flytrap and delves in some detail into the history of its discovery, its first description, illustration and cultivation. With a 'postscriptum' by Daniel L. McKinley, and with Nelson's self-indulgent but amusing touches, e.g. Dramatis personae on p. [xi] of the prelims, this is a book to savour.

Title: Venus's flytrap / Aphrodite's mousetrap

Author Name: Nelson, Ernest Charles

Categories: Monographs,

Publisher: Boethius: 1990

ISBN Number: 0 86314 176 5

ISBN Number 13: 9780863141768

Binding: Hard covers, dust jacket

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 6810

Keywords: English