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Wayside and Woodland Trees A pocket guide to the British sylva by Edward Step

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A LIST OF THE VOLUMES IN THE WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND SERIES

WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND BLOSSOMS

A Pocket Guide to British Wild Flowers, for the Country Rambler. (First and Second Series.) With clear Descriptions of 760 Species. By EDWARD STEP, F.L.S. And Coloured Figures of 257 Species by MABEL E. STEP.

WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND TREES

A Pocket Guide to the British Sylva. By EDWARD STEP, F.L.S. With 175 Plates from Water colour Drawings by MABEL E. STEP and Photographs by HENRY IRVING and the Author.

WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND FERNS

A Pocket Guide to the British Ferns, Horsetails and Club Mosses. By EDWARD STEP, F.L.S. With Coloured Figures of every Species by MABEL E. STEP. And 67 Photographs by the Author.

THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE BRITISH ISLES

A Pocket Guide for the Country Rambler. With clear Descriptions and Life Histories of all the Species. By RICHARD SOUTH, F.E.S. With 450 Coloured Figures photographed from Nature, and numerous Black and White Drawings.

THE MOTHS OF THE BRITISH ISLES

(First and Second Series). A Complete Pocket Guide to all the Species included in the Groups formerly known as Macro lepidoptera. By RICHARD SOUTH, F.E.S. With upwards of 1500 Coloured Figures photographed from Nature, and numerous Black and White Drawings.

AT ALL BOOKSELLERS.

Full Prospectuses on application to the Publishers FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. LONDON: 15, Bedford Street, Strand. NEW YORK: 12, East 33rd Street.

WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND TREES.

[Illustration: Pl. 1. Flowers of Horse Chestnut. Frontispiece. ]

Wayside and Woodland Trees

A POCKET GUIDE TO THE BRITISH SYLVA

BY

EDWARD STEP, F.L.S.

AUTHOR OF "WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND BLOSSOMS" "THE ROMANCE OF WILD FLOWERS" "SHELL LIFE" ETC.

WITH ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE PLATES FROM WATER COLOUR DRAWINGS BY MABEL E. STEP AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY HENRY IRVING AND THE AUTHOR.

LONDON FREDERICK WARNE & CO. AND NEW YORK

( All rights reserved )

" Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. "

Henry Ward Beecher.

PREFACE.

The purpose of this volume is not the addition of one more to the numerous treatises upon sylviculture or forestry, but to afford a straightforward means for the identification of our native trees and larger shrubs for the convenience of the rural rambler and Nature lover. The list of British arborescent plants is a somewhat meagre one, but all that could be done in a pocket volume by way of supplementing it has been done by adding some account of those exotics that have long been naturalized in our woods, and a few of more recent introduction that have already become conspicuous ornaments in many public and private parks... Continue reading book >>




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