Worcester: Jonathan Grout, Jr.; Henry J. Howland, Printer, [ca. 1850?]. A later edition. Original printed pictorial blue wrappers, 4.25 x 3.5 inches, 24 pages. Frontis, illus. Some light wear and soiling; a little split at the foot of the spine; a very good copy. Item #19162
“Botany, or the study of plants, is a very interesting study, particularly for young persons.” An attractive chapbook treatment of some of the exotic stars of botany, from apples of Sodom, to the pitcher plant, to the insect plant. Grout was publishing in Worcester from 1840 to 1861; Howland had earlier published as Dorr, Howland & Co., and editions of this chapbook appear with that earlier firm name.