Content: The title page of v. 1 is dated 1782 and lacks the words "Vol. 1" appearing on t.p. of another issue dated 1783; v. 1 also lacks half title "A system of vegetables in two volumes." Soulsby considered the BM (Natural History) copy of this issue "probably a proof copy of vol. 1 of the 1783 edition ... It seems to be unique"; in fact, several copies are recorded, including Hunt's.
Content: Title page of v. 2 includes statement "in two volumes."
Numbering: Paged continuously; v. 1: , ii, lvi, 424 p., XI [i.e. 22] leaves of plates; v. 2: , -897,  p.
Content: Illustrations: 11 prints : etching ; full-page. Signed E. Stringer sclp. Each accompanied by conjugate leaf of descriptive letterpress.
Content: "Botanic terms and definitions" (translated from the thesis of Johan Elmgren): p. [xiii]-xl.
Content: "An alphabetical catalogue of English and Scotch names of plants, from the most approved botanical writers, refer'd to their respective genera," 1784:  p. at end of v. 2.