Crocus speciosus M. Bieb. Sarah Anne Drake (1803–1857) A Briefe Epitome Katarzyna Lecky Unlike many large botanical herbals, which boasted elaborate frontispieces and pages filled with engraved plates of flora, whose size and preciousness made them objects to be admired and treasured, pocket herbals were everyday objects printed cheaply and scribbled in extensively by all sorts […]

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