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Clavis anglica linguæ botanicæ; or, a botanical lexicon; in which the terms of botany are applied, derived, 1789

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Clavis anglica linguæ botanicæ; or, a botanical lexicon; in which the terms of botany, are applied, derived, explained, contrasted and . botanicum. By John Berkenhout, M.D. 1789 Berkenhout, John

1789 Cadell, Strand, London 1789, leather bound, good condition, Botanical terms explained and derived based on the work of Linnaeus
John Berkenhout (July 8, 1726 – April 3, 1791) was an English physician, naturalist and miscellaneous writer. Berkenhout was the son of John Berkenhout  Snr, a Dutch merchant who had settled in Yorkshire, and Anne Kitchingman. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and served in the Prussian and English armies before finishing his education at Edinburgh University and Leyden, where he became a Doctor of Physic (medicine) in 1765. While at Edinburgh he published Clavis Anglicae Linguae Botanicae. He published several works on natural history, including Outlines of the Natural History of Great Britain and Ireland (1769) and Synopsis of the Natural History of Great Britain and Ireland (1789). It was in these works that Berkenhout, not Linnaeus as is often claimed, named the brown rat as the Norway Rat ("Rattus norvegicus"). He served as a British agent in the colonies during the American Revolution.

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