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Catalogus Bibliothecæ Historico-Naturalis Josephi Banks, Volume 1 [Latin]

By: Jonas Dryander(Author)
Catalogus Bibliothecæ  Historico-Naturalis Josephi Banks, Volume 1 [Latin]
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  • Catalogus Bibliothecæ  Historico-Naturalis Josephi Banks, Volume 1 [Latin] ISBN: 9781108069502 Paperback Mar 2014 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Language: Latin

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Following his stint as the naturalist aboard the Endeavour on James Cook's pioneering voyage, Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) became a pre-eminent member of the scientific community in London. President of the Royal Society from 1778, and a friend and adviser to George III, Banks significantly strengthened the bonds between the practitioners and patrons of science. Between 1796 and 1800, the Swedish botanist and librarian Jonas Dryander (1748-1810) published this five-volume work recording the contents of Banks's extensive library. The catalogue was praised by many, including the distinguished botanist Sir James Edward Smith, who wrote that 'a work so ingenious in design and so perfect in execution can scarcely be produced in any science'. Volume 1 (1798) lists books pertaining to various branches of science, including accounts in a multitude of languages from scientific institutions all over the world.


Elenchus sectionum

1. Libri, qui praeter historiam naturalem, alias etiam scientias tractant


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