Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England: Volume 1

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England: Volume 1 : From its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System

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Richard Pulteney (1730-1801) was a Leicestershire physician whose medical career suffered both from a lack of aristocratic patronage and from his dissenting religious background. However, his lifelong interest in botany and natural history, and particularly his work on the new Linnaean system of botanical classification, led to publications in the Gentleman's Magazine and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1762. His book on Linnaeus (also reissued in this series), first published in 1782, was later considered to be of great significance for the acceptance in England of the Linnaean system, and this two-volume work, published in 1790, is still relevant to the study of the history of botany. Volume 1 begins in 'primaeval' and 'druidical' times and continues to the seventeenth century, including the first printed herbals and the work of the great botanist John Ray.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113909596X
  • 9781139095969

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Primaeval botany, druidical and Saxon botany; 2. Botany of the middle ages; 3. History of, continued to the revival of learning; 4. First printed books on botany, Hernarius. Hortus Sanitatis, Grete Herbal, first English printed book on the subject. Ascham: Copland: first botanic gardens; 5. Turner, and his contemporaries; 6. Bulleyn, Penny, Maplet, and Morning; 7. Lyte; 8. Lobel, and Newton; 9. Dodoens and Gerard; 10. Johnson, Goodyer, Bowles, and others; 11. Parkinson, Boel, Gordier, and others; 12. History of wooden cuts of plants; 13. The Oxford physic garden founded; 14. Tradescant, astrological herbalists, Turner, Culpepper, and Lovel, Pechey, and Salmon; 15. Ray: his Catalogue Cantabrigiensis; 16. Ray, continued: Catalogus Plantarum Angliae, et Stirpium Exoticarum; 17. Ray, continued: Catalogus Plantarum Angliae, second edition; 18. Ray, continued: Historia Plantarum; 19. Ray, continued: Synopsis Stirpium, et Sylloge Stirpium; 20. Ray, continued: Methodus Plantarum emendata, his death and character; 21. Cowley; 22. Merret; 23. Morison, bobart; 24. History of the rise and progress of system in botany; 25. Discovery of the sexes of plants; 26. Willisel, Thomas, plot, natural histories of counties, Sir George Wheler.show more