Comstock, John Lee


The Young Botanist: Being a Treatise on the Science Prepared for the Use of Persons Just Commencing the Study of Plants.

Second ed. New York: Robinson, Pratt, 1836. (Hartford, Conn.: J. Hubbard Wells). References: Checklist Amer. imprints, 36870. Hand-colored frontispiece.

This pocket sized book is an early botany textbook for high school students or any young student just beginning a study of botany. The author first discusses the differences between plants and animals before continuing with a division of plants into three kinds, trees, shrubs, and herbs. Each part of the plant is described with a full discussion of its uses. Plant classification is explained and then each of the classes receives individual treatment. Paragraphs are numbered for easy reference by teachers and students alike. The author also includes a glossary of botanical terms.

Subjects: Botany--Juvenile literature.


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