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John Ray Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum Editio Tertia 1724 [and] Carl Linnaeus Flora Anglica 1754 & 1759

By John Ray; Carl Linnaeus

1973

The Ray Society : London

9" by 6"

xi, 482pp, [30], [10], 111pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A fascinating collection of facsimiles from the eighteenth century, written by two of the centuries most influential botanists, those being Carl Linnaeus and John Ray

Written in the original Latin with an introduction and additional material written in English. This work features two important botanical works from the 18th century, with an introduction by William T. Stearn. Throughout his career Stearn worked for numerous notable organisations those including the Royal Horticultural Society, the Natural History Museum, the Linnean Society and taught botany at Cambridge University. The first two volume included are 'Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum Editio Tertia' by John Ray and 'Flora Anglica' by Carl Linnaeus. John Ray was a naturalist, who wrote extensively on botany, zoology and natural theology. Ray was incredibly influential and is credited as the first person to define the word 'species' in regards to biology. The second work featured is by Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish born botanist, physician and zoologist. Illustration to the first facsimile, 'Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum Editio Tertia', including 2 folding plates. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Sadly, the first gathering is detached, but present.

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Light bumping and rubbing the head and tail of the spine and also to the extremities. Small amount of fraying to the extremities of the front board. Small tide mark to the top edge. Sticker to the front endpaper. Dustwrapper is bumped to the head of the spine, and also to the extremities, resulting in several very small tears. Fading to the spine. Very small tidemark to the tail. Small mark to the front of wrap. Light crease to the spine. Internally generally firmly bound, with one gathering detached but present. This appears to be due to a fault with the original sewing of the binding, otherwise the remaining volume is firmly bound. Sadly the overall condition is impacted by this, otherwise a excellent copy, with bright and clean pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Indeed dustwrapper

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