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Pulteney, Richard, 1730-1801.
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A general view of the writings of Linnæus, ... with corrections, considerable additions, and memoirs of the author, ... to which is annexed the diary of Linnæus, written by himself, and now translated into English [by Carl Troilius], from the Swedish manuscript in the possession of the editor.
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Pulteney's view of Linnæus. Pulteney's view of the writings of Linnæus. General view of the writings of Linnæus
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Soulsby no. 33b,Soulsby no. 3158 portrait

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Printed for J. Mawman
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2nd ed.
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xv, 595 p. : ill., 2 pls., 2 ports., 1 folded chart ; 29 cm.
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Printed by R. Taylor & Co.
Half-title: A general view of the writings of Linnæus
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Portrait - Carl von Linné Born May 24th, 1707, Died Jany. 19th 1778. Engraved from a Picture in the possession of the Rt. Honble. Sr. Joseph Banks, Bart., K.B., &c. Pasch pinxit. Roberts sc. Published as the Act directs by Josh. Mawman, March 16th 1805. (Soulsby no. 3158) Contains 'Linnaeus's discovery respecting pearls' on p. 92-92 and p. 579-583 (Soulsby no. 1194), 'Genera morborum' on p. 138-167 (Soulsby no. 2075) and 'The diary of Linnaeus' on p. 507-578 (Soulsby no. 2640). The diary includes 'Opera et dies' on p. 567-574 (Soulsby no. 3630) and 'Linnaeus's herbarium' on p. 574-576 (Soulsby no. 3443)
NHM GENERAL - From the library of Benjamin Daydon Jackson (signature in pencil dated Sept. 1910 on title-page verso).
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Additional author(s):
Maton, William George,
Mennander, Carl Fredrik.
Troilius, Carl.
Linné, Carl von,
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Systema naturae
Opera et dies
Genera morborum
Linnaeus's herbarium
Linnaeus's discovery respecting pearls
The diary of Linnaeus
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Duplicate Soulsby no. 2608
Contains Soulsby no. 1194, 2075, 2640, 3443, 3630.
NHM BOTANY - Contains Soulsby no. 2516
By permission of the Trustees of The Natural History Museum (London).
NHM GENERAL - A. Reynell. No. 23. 28.iv.1928. £1.10.0
The Swedish ms., consisting of 80 folio pages, was sent in 1770 by Linnaeus to Dr. C. F. Mennander, Archbishop of Upsala,who commenced a translation into Latin. In 1779 Mr. Fredenheim,son of the Archbishop conveyed the Diary and other MSS. to Robert Gordon, of Cadiz, to be printed in England. Mr. Gordon died soon after, and the ms. were sold by his executors to J. Mawman, the publisher of this second edition.
NHM GENERAL - On the front endpaper is a printed label reading '-- quod nec Jovis ira, nec ignes, Nec poterit ferrum, nec edax abolere vetustas. Thomas Gray. Glasgow.' Bound in before the half-title page is a sheet of paper on which is written ' London April 10, 1757 Proposals for publishing in weekly numbers the Botany of Linnæus or, the Genera and Species plantarum of that celebrated author, connected into one work explained from his other works and translated into familiar English by Dr John Hill. To be in 1 vol. folio, 25 nos. from 28 May 1757'. The sheet of paper on which this is written is a typed letter dated '18 Jul 1922'. This is a manuscript copy by B D Jackson of Soulsby no. 8c.
NHM BOTANY - Attached to front flyleaf is an envelope containing 5 ms. copies of letters from Linneaus to Archbishop C. F. Mennander, transcribed about 1790: (1) Translated into English, dated 1734. (2) Translated into English, dated Feb. 1, 1737. (3) Translated into English, dated Nov. 30, 1739. (4) in Swedish, Jan. 22, 1770. (5) in Latin, 1776. (Soulsby no. 2516.) Envelope is brittle along fold. Foxing throughout. Repairs have been made to half-t.p.
NHM ZOOLOGY - The volume has been rebound.
NHM BOTANY - Rebound in black half-leather and green buckram with decorative tooling to leather, and
NHM BOTANY - Envelope is brittle and breaking along fold.
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