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Illustrated Handbook Of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae F-z
The Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants represents the first comprehensive taxonomic treatment of succulents in thirty years. It covers over 9000 taxa of all succulents except Cactaceae. This up-to-date work is ideally suited for anyone interested in these fascinating plants, including hobbyists, plant scientists, horticulturalists and herbarium staff.Members of the iceplant family Aizoaceae are appreciated by farmers for their browsing stock. Hobbyists like to grow the stone plants and tourists enjoy the flowering of annuals. This first complete treatment of the leaf-succulent family Aizoaceae includes an inventory of 136 accepted genera of the 234 described ones and of all species ever placed in the family. Almost 800 colour photographs illustrate mainly rarely shown species.
From the Introduction.
The following pages is one of those strange compositions written in the 17th century, credulity which swept across the civilised world, rose to high-water mark, assisted as it was by the efforts of that wise fool of a King, James the First of England and Sixth of Scotland.
Heucher's pamphlet itself is a small 4to. of 16 pp. I know of no copy besides my own, which formed part of the Maidment Library. The imprint is "Lipsiae, apud Paulum Ehrentium, MDCC."
I have given, as an Appendix, a translation from the Official records of the Royal Court of Guernsey, of the trial of three women for witchcraft in 1617. This translation is taken from Mr. J. L. Pitt's Witchcraft and Devil-Lore in the Channel Islands. Anyone interested in the subject should get a copy of this very curious, interesting and really well edited pamphlet.