Extracts from the Literary and Scientific Correspondence of Richard Richardson, M.D., F.R.S., of Bierley, Yorkshire: Illustrative of the State and Progress of Botany, and Interspersed with Information Respecting the Study of Antiquities and General Literature, in Great Britain, During the First Half of the Eighteenth Century

Charles Sloman, 1835 - 451 pages
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