Salices or an Essay Towards a General History of Sallows, Willows, & Osiers, their Uses and Best Methods of Propagating and Cultivating them.
Dublin Dublin: Graisberry & Campbell, Printers to the Right Hon. and Hon. the Dublin Society 1811
xxii+(10)+406+56pp, folding coloured frontispiece, Deckle edged paper. 235x145mm. Original boards, recent cloth spine with black title lettering. 8vo. depicts 'Salix acutifolia - Caspian Ozier. ' Walter Wade (c.1740-1825) reputation is based on two things. Firstly, his successful campaign to set up a botanic garden under the patronage of the Dublin Society, his design, planting and steering of the garden in its early years, and the establishment of the library of botanical and agricultural books; the second was his popularizing of botany by a series of free public lectures given from 1802 to 1823, accompanied by practical sessions in the garden. Secondly, his books and writings, the most substantial of which is offered for sale here. Fascinating book which reveals much about willows, their cultivation and uses. Refers to many owners and locations where they were grown.