Moss Exchange Club (M.E.C.) & British Bryological Society


Miscellaneous publications - does not include Census Catalogues or Atlases

Includes details of the London and York Catalogues published before 1896 when M.E.C. as founded. Census Catalogues published after M.E.C was founded in 1896 can be found on another page here

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London Catalogue (1877) The London Catalogue of British Mosses
Hobkirk, C.P. and Boswell, H. (1877) Pp. 11 (no index).
Compiled for the Botanical Locality Record Club [a list of recognised moss species found in Britain and Ireland]. Printer is given on p. 11 as T.P. Newman, Printer, 32 Botolph Lane, Eastcheap, London, E.C. (Stafleu & Cowan quote "Welwyn")
London Catalogue,
2nd Ed., (1881)

The London Catalogue of British Mosses and Hepatics, 2nd Edition
Lees, F.A. (Editor) (1881) Pp. 32 (incl. a 1 page index of excluded species and 3 pages of "Explanation of the Catalogue" (scanned pages) )
Compiled for the Botanical Record Club ["Showing the comparative rarity or frequency of each species by means of a Census indication of its distribution through the eighteen Watsonian Provinces of Great Britain"], printed/published by David Bogue, 3 St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, [London] W.C.

York Catalogue [1889] The York Catalogue of British Mosses
Compiled by Wheldon, J.A. (date not printed on Catalogue but Stafleu & Cowan give date as 1889) Pp. 16 (no index), for the York and District Naturalists Society [a list of recognised moss species found in Britain and Ireland] printed by Ben Johnson & Co., 100 & 101 Micklegate, York


MOSS EXCHANGE CLUB (M.E.C.) FORMED 1896


Extract from M.E.C. Report 1897 p. 5: ‘As it has become advisable to substitute a new List for the “York Catalogue,” I took council with some of our members, and with their approval decided to adopt the new “Handbook Catalogue,” and use it for the Club, which has now been sent out to members.’
“Handbook” Catalogue of British Mosses. A numbered catalogue of the species and varieties, as given in the “Student’s Handbook of British Mosses.” By H. N. Dixon, M.A., F.L.S. Index to Genera on inside front cover + 15 pages. Eastbourne: Printed and sold by V. T. Sumfield, “Standard” Office. London: Sold also by John Wheldon & Co., 58, Great Queen Street. 1897. [Not seen]
Moss Exchange Club Catalogue of British Hepaticae (1897) Moss Exchange Club Catalogue of British Hepaticae
Compiled by Waddell, Rev. C.H. (1897) Pp. 7 (+ 1 page index to genera) [a list of recognised hepatic species found in Britain and Ireland]. published by W. Wesley & Son, 28 Essex Street, Strand, London. Printed by J. Elliott, High Street, Stroud
Catalogue of British Hepatics (1904) Catalogue of British Hepatics
Lett, H.W. (1904) Pp. 10 (+ 1 page index to genera) [a list of then recognised species of hepatics species found in Britain and Ireland numbering 262]. Published by the author. Printed by V.T. Sumfield, Station Street, Eastbourne

Synopsis of the European Sphagna (1917)

Synopsis of the European Sphagna
Wheldon, J.A., published for M.E.C., printed by W.H. Western, Darwen (1917) Pp. 42 (no index)

An Illustrated Handbook of the British Sphagna(1927) An Illustrated Handbook of the British Sphagna (after Warnstorf)
Sherrin, W.R., (presumed to have been published by BBS) printed by Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, London (1927) Pp.74 (incl. 2 page index to species). (Forward by H.N. Dixon). Two versions, one printed on both sides of page and the other printed on recto side only

Bryophyte Systematics* (1979)

Bryophyte Systematics
Eds. Clarke, G.C.S. and Duckett, J.G. London, Academic (1979) ISBN 0-12-175050-7. Pp. 582. (Joint Symposium with Systematics Association, Bangor, 16 - 19 August 1978)

Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 98* (1987)

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 98 (1987) Pp. 183 - 275. (Joint Symposium to celebrate Bicentenary of The Linnean Society of London, May 1987: Issue entitled: Bryology: Modern Research and the Ways Forward. Eds. Newton, M.E., Wanstall, P.J. and Jury, S.L.)

Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 104* (1990)

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 104 (1990) Pp. 1 - 291.(Joint Symposium in conjunction with the British Ecological Society on Bryophyte Ecology, Edinburgh, 19 - 22 July 1988. Issue entitled: Bryophytes in terrestrial ecosystems. Eds. Jury, S.L., Lightowlers, P.J. and Longton, R.E.)

Centenary Symposium* (1998)

Bryology for the 21st Century
(Society's Centenary Symposium, Glasgow, 5 - 7 Aug 1996)
Eds. Bates, J.W., Ashton, N.M. and Duckett, J.G., Leeds, Maney, (1998). Pp 382. ISBN 0 901286 90 7. Pp. 382

Sp. Vol. 1* (1985)

Special Volume 1
BBS Diamond Jubilee Symposium

Eds. Longton, R.E. and Perry, A.R., published by BBS, Cardiff (1985)
ISBN 0 9507639 2 6; ISSN 0268-8034. Pp.89. (Symposium held in London, 17 - 18 September 1983)

Sp. Vol. 2* (1989)

Special Volume 2
A Practical Guide to Bryophyte Chromosomes

Newton, M.E., published by BBS, Cardiff (1989) ISBN 0 9507639 3 4; ISSN 0268-8034. Pp. 19

Sp. Vol. 3* (1989)

Special Volume 3
A Guide to Collecting Bryophytes in the Tropics

O'Shea, B.J., published by BBS, Cardiff (1989) ISBN 0 9507639 4 2; ISSN 0268-8034. Pp. 28

Sp. Vol. 4 (1992)

Special Volume 4
Mosses in English Literature

Edwards, S.R., published by BBS, Cardiff (1992) ISBN 0 9507639 5 0; ISSN 0268-8034. Pp. 44
Sp. Vol. 5 (1997 - 2012)

Special Volume 5
English Names for British Bryophytes

Edwards, S.R., published by BBS, Cardiff (1997)
ISBN 0 9507639 6 9; ISSN 0268-8034 Pp. 68
2nd Edition (1999) ISBN 0 9507639-8-5; ISSN 0268-8034. Pp. 80
3rd Edition (2003) ISBN 0 9507639-9-3; ISSN 0268-8034. Pp. 80
4th Edition (2012), (published by BBS, Northampton))
ISBN 0 978-0-9561310-2-7; ISSN 0268-8034. Pp. 89

Field Guide* (2010)

Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland, a field guide
Edited by: Atherton, I., Bosanquet, S. and Lawley, M.
published by BBS, (2010) ISBN 978-0-9561310-1-0 (paperback),
Pp. 848. Printed by Latimer Trend & Co. Ltd, Plymouth

Bryophyte Recording Handbook* (2012)

Bryophyte Recording Handbook
Edited by: Preston, C.D., Blackstock, T.H., Bosanquet, S.D.S., Godfrey, M.F., Hill, M.O., Holyoak, D.T. and Rothero, G.P.,
published by BBS, (2012) ISBN 978-0-9561310-3-4 (paperback),
Pp. 42. Printed by Latimer Trend & Co. Ltd, Plymouth

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