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Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England
From its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System
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  • Date Published: December 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108037341

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  • Richard Pulteney (1730–1801) was a Leicestershire botanist and physician, whose medical career suffered from a lack of aristocratic patronage and his Anabaptist 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 corresponded with many influential figures, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1762. His book on Linnaeus, published in 1782, was later considered by J. E. Smith, the first president of the Linnaean Society, to be of great importance for the widespread adoption in England of the Linnaean system. His Progress of Botany, published in 1790, although not as popular, is still considered of importance for the study of the history of botanical science in England.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108037341
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.268kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: 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. Volume 2:
    27. Rise of botany in Scotland, Sibbald, Preston, Wallace, Alston
    28. Plukenet. Uvedale
    29. Petiver
    30. Origin of personal names given to plants, anecdotes of Plumier
    31. Banister, Vernon and Kreig, Cunningham and Brown, Glen
    32. Sloane
    33. Sloane continued
    34. Royal Society, Chelsea Garden, Bishop Compton, Doody
    35. Llhwyd, Lawson, Robinson
    36. Dale
    37. Bradley, Blair
    38. Consul, and Dr. James Sherard
    39. Dillenius
    40. Dillenius continued
    41. Richardson, Brewer, Harrison and Cole
    42. Rise of botany in Ireland, Threlkeld: Keogh: Smith's Histories
    43. Martyn
    44. Catesby
    45. Houston and Douglas
    46. Botanical gardeners, Miller
    47. Blackwell, Deering
    48. Wilson
    49. Blackstone, Collinson, Logan, and Mitchel
    50. Ehret and Hill
    51. Watson
    52. Watson continued
    53. Linnaeus in England
    Conclusion
    Index.

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