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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

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108037327

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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.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108037327
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    Richard Pulteney

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