Wayside and Woodland
A POCKET GUIDE TO THE BRITISH
EDWARD STEP, F.L.S.
"WAYSIDE AND WOODLAND BLOSSOMS"
"THE ROMANCE OF WILD FLOWERS" "SHELL LIFE"
WITH ONE HUNDRED AND
SEVENTY-FIVE PLATES FROM
WATER-COLOUR DRAWINGS BY MABEL E. STEP AND
PHOTOGRAPHS BY HENRY IRVING AND
FREDERICK WARNE & CO.
AND NEW YORK
purpose of this volume is not the addition of one more
to the numerous treatises upon sylviculture or forestry,
but to afford a straightforward means for the
identification of our native trees and larger shrubs for
the convenience of the rural rambler and Nature-lover.
The list of British arborescent plants is a somewhat
meagre one, but all that could be done in a pocket
volume by way of supplementing it has been doneóby
adding some account of those exotics that have long been
naturalized in our woods, and a few of more recent
introduction that have already become conspicuous
ornaments in many public and private parks.
edition forty-eight extra plates have been added, of
which twenty-four are in colours. The latter are in part
reproductions of water-colour studies of flowers and
fruits, and partly from photographs by a new method. For
the black and white plates, the photographs, it should
be explained, have been taken upon a novel plan in most
cases. This consists in photographing a deciduous tree
in its summer glory..............