Written and illustrated by M.C Cooke.
This edition published 1888.
Condition: VG (just some slight loosening to spine)
M. C. Cooke was an acclaimed British botanist and mycologist. He received very little in the way of a formal education, but acquired a keen interest in nature as a child and went on to teach, write, illustrate, edit and create some of the most beautiful botanical books ever published in the UK.
Many lovers of nature will be familiar with his works, but all those who aren’t should read them.
This meditation on ponds and ditches and all the life they give rise to is beautifully written and illustrated. Originally published in 1880, it has been praised by scholars as being culturally important, and a crucial part of the knowledge base of modern civilisation. Use it to build your botanical brainpower, or take it on your rambles to help you identify things you find.
Either way, it will enhance your mind and your bookshelf.