546 page hard back book in excellent secondhand condition. Published by David & Charles 1993.
As Stearn states in his “Apologia” of a preface, “this book aims to provide a working guide to the special kind of Latin internationally used by botanists for the description and naming of plants.” First published in 1966, Botanical Latin is the standard work in its field, a bible for botanists and a source of useful and trivial information for avid gardeners, etymologists, classical scholars, and others. The fourth edition has a larger format, “minor emendations” to bibliographies and text, and some 400 entries have been added to the vocabulary. This erudite and comprehensive work is recommended only for academic and specialized botanical and horticultural collections.