The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: A Curious Fable of the Cotton Plant

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Post by alg1001 » May 10th, 2018, 7:57 am

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: A Curious Fable of the Cotton Plant by Henry Lee is a wonderful, engaging, little book of around 29,000 words from 1887 exploring and debunking the assertion that here was an animal plant that produced cotton. I have been considering launching it, but it very short and has some old English and bits of other languages in it. I think it would be better as a solo for someone comfortable with that.

https://archive.org/details/vegetablelambta00leegoog
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43343
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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