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Miller (Philip).- Alston (Charles) Tirocinium Botanicum Edinburgense, first edition, Philip Miller's copy with his ink ownership inscription facing the title and his initials to title verso, woodcut head-pieces and small device to title, A3 with small portion of loss to outer margin, later cloth, spine faded, a littel soiled and worn, 8vo, Edinburgh, 1753.

⁂ First edition of Alston's misguided attack on the Linnean system.

Philip Miller (1691-1771), famed horticulturalist, under whom the Chelsea Physic Garden became renowned as one of the greatest in Europe.

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Miller (Philip).- Alston (Charles) Tirocinium Botanicum Edinburgense, first edition, Philip Miller's copy with his ink ownership inscription facing the title and his initials to title verso, woodcut head-pieces and small device to title, A3 with small portion of loss to outer margin, later cloth, spine faded, a littel soiled and worn, 8vo, Edinburgh, 1753.

⁂ First edition of Alston's misguided attack on the Linnean system.

Philip Miller (1691-1771), famed horticulturalist, under whom the Chelsea Physic Garden became renowned as one of the greatest in Europe.

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