John CLAYTON. Effects of the Weather upon Vegetation A Lecture given by...to the Bradford Naturalists Society March 1st 1897. Byles & Sons Bradford 18978x5", with a photograph. In the original wrappers. Provenance: from the Library of Congress Pamphlet Collection, with their deacquisition rubber stamp on the inside cover, and a 6mm "LC" perforated stamp on the title page. Otherwise a very nice copy. $120
"THIS is one of the most instructive and original lectures that we have seen for a long time Mr Clayton is evidently a keen painstaking and very original investigator and instead of the lecture being a series of platitudes and quotations as is generally the case it is almost wholly the result of investigations carried out with great care and patience during many years As is it published at a nominal price we merely specify a few of the points treated such as the relation of tree girth to amount of foliage relative growth of plants in sun and in shade followed by considerations as to the sunshine recorded in different parts of England and its influence on crops percolation gauges why trees split in times of frost and the relation between the elongation of twigs and their increase in girth When a well printed pamphlet gives information almost wholly original on all these points for sixpence we need not advise our botanical and agricultural readers what course to pursue..."--a review of the pamphlet in Meteorological Magazine, volume 32, pg 56, 1897.
"BOOK NOTICE We have hitherto omitted to notice an admirable paper by Mr JoHN CLAYTON entitled Effects of the Weather upon Vegetation being a lecture delivered to the Bradford Naturalists Society on the 1st of March 1897 it was printed in Bradford and is sixpence We presume it is obtainable of the author or of the printers Wm Byles and Sons Mr Clayton is one of our most thoughtful botanists and anything that he writes is well worth reading the present paper being no exception A collotype photograph of a thorn hedge forms a frontispiece Experiments with bean plants in shade and in sunshine made in 1891 and 1892 are discussed and the results stated and the effects of sunshine shade shower are investigated."--The Naturalist, London, 1898.