Title: Conversations on Botany, Myosotis palustris, Plate 7

Creator: Fitton, Sarah Mary

Date: 1825

Bibliographic Citation: Conversations on Botany, with Plates. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, 1825. 5th edition.

Notes: Sarah Fitton’s popular Conversations on Botany teaches the Linnaean system through eighteen conversations between a mother and her son. This particular volume contains a few pressed flowers between latter pages, as well as other signs of use.

Physical Description: image.figure (illustration).colour 20 × 27 cm

Language: English

Description: Following the first publication in 1817, a reviewer in New British Lady’s Magazine commented that the work “instructs in a manner peculiarly attractive”. It would proceed through nine editions by 1840.

Subject: Botany — Juvenile literature.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Domesticated Botany

Call Number: QK49 F5 Rare Books/Special Collections – Blacker Wood Rare Books

Image Identifier: 14_001094563_botany-p62and63