Literary Life and Select Works of Benjamin Stillingfleet; Several of Which Have Never Before Been Published. Illustrated with Plates Volume 2

Literary Life and Select Works of Benjamin Stillingfleet; Several of Which Have Never Before Been Published. Illustrated with Plates Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...have been entertained whether Dr. Grew was the original discoverer, or received it from Sir Thomas Millington; but this fact is of no great importance to the science itself. We refer the reader to Pulteney's English Botany, vol. 1. ch. 25, for an elucidation of the subject. I PREFACE T0 uiscnnmmaeus mscrs, 201 Having' finishedall that I think necessary to say concerning Linnaeus and his works, I shall now come to what relates immediately to myself. only. First then as to the translation, I have endeavoured to avoid making it too literal, and' servile; but yet, I hope, without taking any undue liberties, or deviating from the sense of the originals. The part which is likely to prove least agreeable to the reader, .is that which was most troublesome to the translator, Imean the names of things not generally known. Some of these I have been obliged to leave, ini Latin, not being able to find any English names for them. I will not pretend to have avoided all mistakes on this head; but it is certain I should have committed more, as well as have had much more trouble, had it not been for the assistance of the ingenious Mr. Hud-. son, whose skill in all the branches of natural history, . and particularly those relating to his profession as an apothecary, cannot fail to recommend him to the favour. of the publick. To him I likewise owe the ascertaining of some of the grasses, one of which, viz. the small bent' my obligation to that excellent botanist Dr. Watson," for favouring me with a perusal of his collection of grasses, which was of no small service to me. 1 grass, which I had in my' collection, but knew not where I found it, he discovered to be the Gramen Mirzimum Anglobritanum, mentioned in the ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794907
  • 9781236794901