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Lectures on Roman Husbandry (Paperback) Loot Price: R251
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Lectures on Roman Husbandry (Paperback): Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny
Lectures on Roman Husbandry (Paperback): Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny

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Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: LECTURE II. CONIFEBOUS TBEES NOT INCLUDED BY PUNT IJNDEB THE HEAD OF PICIPEBJ!?CEDAB OP THE ANCIENTS CEDABS OF THE MODEBNS?JUNIPECITBUS OP THE ANCIENTS?TAXUS? OTHEB TBEES NOT BELONGING TO THE TWO PRECEDING DIVISIONS, ENTJMEBATED ACCOBDING TO THEIB PLACE IN THE NATUBAL SYSTEM ? TILIA ? ACECEBCIS ? CYTISUS CBATGUS COBNUS ABBTJTUS FBAXINTJS? TJLMUS . CELTIS ? ALNUS?SALIX?POPULUS?BETTJLLA?CABPINTJS OSTBYA?PLATANTJS. THERE are still a few plants not placed by the ancients under the name of Pici/erce, which either belong, or bear a near relation to, those which modern botanists regard as conifers. Thus we have repeated mention of a tree called Cedrus, or in Greek xefyoy, which afforded timber for many useful purposes, and was at the same time aromatic. We are, therefore, naturally led to suppose that it was a Cedar, and you will see it set down in most dictionaries and lexiconsa as corresponding to that tree. Nevertheless, it is difficult to suppose that when the writers of antiquity speak of it as existing in Italy or Greece, they could refer to any one of the three species of Cedar recognised by modern botanists, namely, either to C. Libani, C. Atlantica, or C. Deodara. See Scott and Liddell. D Theophrastus, indeed, mentions the large size which the KeSpos attains in Syria, in this instance alluding plainly to the Cedar of Lebanon; but neither this nor the other two known species appear to have found their way into Greece or Italy in ancient times, nor indeed are they recognised at the present day as indigenous in either country. The Cedar of Lebanon was not introduced into England till about the time of Evelyn; nor into France till much later, namely, in 1737, when Bernard de Jussieu brought over from the Holy Land a little seedling of this pla...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-49940-8
Barcode: 9780217499408
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-49940-6

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