A short list of a few of the more important papers and books to which a student should refer. The innumerable papers of the specialists will be found cited in these, so that, as they would be read only by advanced students, there is no attempt to catalog them here.
Carruthers, W., “On Fossil Cycadean Stems from the Secondary Rocks of Britain,” published in the Transactions of the Linnean Society, vol. xxvi, 1870.
*Geikie, A., A Text-Book of Geology, vols. i and ii, London, 1903.
Grand’Eury, C., “Flore Carbonifère du département de la Loire et du center de la France”, published in the Mémoirs de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris, vol. xxiv, 1877.
*Kidston, R., Catalogue of the Palæozoic Plants in the Department of Geology and Palæontology of the British Museum, London, 1886.
*Lapworth, C., An Intermediate Text-Book of Geology, twelfth edition, London, 1888.
Laurent, L., “Les Progrès de la paléobotanique angiospermique dans la dernière decade”, Progressus Rei Botanicæ, vol. i, Heft 2, pp. 319-68, Jena, 1907.
Lindley, J., and Hutton, W., The Fossil Flora of Great Britain, 3 vols., published in London, 1831-7.
Lyell, C., Principles of Geology and The Student’s Lyell, edited by J. W. Judd, London, 1896.
Oliver, F. W., and Scott, D. H., “On the Structure of the Palæozoic Seed, Lagenostoma Lomaxi”, published in the Transactions of the Royal Society, series B, vol. cxcvii, London, 1904.
Renault, B., Cours de Botanique fossile, Paris, 1882, 4 vols.
Renault, B., Bassin Houiller et Permien d’Autun et d’Epinac, Atlas and Text, 1893-6, Paris.
*Scott, D. H., Studies in Fossil Botany, London, second edition, 1909.
Scott, D. H., “On the Structure and Affinities of Fossil Plants from the Palæozoic Rocks. On Cheirostrobus, a New Type of Fossil Cone from the Lower Carboniferous Strata.” Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. clxxxix, B, 1897.
*Seward, A. C., Fossil Plants, vol. i, Cambridge, 1898.
Seward, A. C., Catalogue of the Mesozoic Plants in the Department of Geology of the British Museum, Parts I and II, London, 1894-5.
*Solms-Laubach, Graf zu, Fossil Botany (translation from the German), Oxford, 1891.
Stopes, M. C., and Watson, D. M. S., “On the Structure and Affinities of the Calcareous Concretions known as ‘Coal Balls’”, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. cc.
*Stopes, M. C., The Study of Plant Life for Young People, London, 1906.
*Watts, W. W., Geology for Beginners, London, 1905 (second edition).
Wieland, G. R., American Fossil Cycads, Carnegie Institute, 1906.
Williamson, W. C., A whole series of publications in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society from 1871 to 1891, and three later ones jointly with Dr. Scott; the series entitled “On the Organization of the Fossil Plants of the Coal Measures”, Memoir I, II, &c.
Zeiller, R., Éléments de Paléobotanique, Paris, 1900.
*Zittel, K., Handbuch der Palæontologie, vol. ii; Palæophytologie, by Schimper & Schenk, München and Leipzig, 1900.
Those marked * would be found the most useful for one beginning the subject.