Pinax Rerum Naturalism (Christopher Merrett)

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PINAX Rerum Naturalism BRITANNICARUM, Continens VEGETABILIA, ANIMALIA, ET FOSSILIA, In hac Inſula reperta inchoatus. AUTHORE Christophoro Merrett, Medicinae Doctore utriuſque Societatis Regiae Socio primoque Muſaei Har-veani Cuſtode. Mή τώ λόγω υουνον χΜχ ξρζω δπνουιζ τδς ίητρδς. Hipp. LONDINI, Typis T. Roycroft, Impenſis Cave Pulleyn. MDCLXVII. 

DATE: 1667

PLACE: London

PUBLISHER: Printed by T. Roycroft. 


CALL NUMBER: Uncatalogued

NOTE: ESTC records 21 copies. 

TYPE: Roman; Italic

LANGUAGES: English, Greek

DEDICATIONS: Ornatiſſimo Viro Baldvino Hamet Medicinae Doctori, Collegii Med. Lond. Socio, Electori, Thelaurario, Singularique Benefactori.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Decorations on dedication page and ornamented initials.

PRINTED MARGINALIA: Extensive writing in front matter. Third leaf has an extended note reading: "Dr. Merrett has enumerated upwards of 1400 species of English Plants. But he has introduced many as new, which on subsequent examination proved to be only varieties, some exotics, evidently of accidental offspring of gardens, & many that could never be found by succeeding Botanists in places specified by him. Ray, only three years after, continued the number to 1060. However, several British Plants made their first appearance in this pinax." - Pulteney's Prog. 


Boards: Brown pasteboards with burgundy-brown raised spine, with six compartments and five raised bands. Compartment two has title "Merrett Pinax" tooled in gold, Gothic font; and compartment six has the year "1667" tooled in gold, Roman font. Pages: Leaves are composed of foolscap.

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Pinax Rerum Naturalism (Christopher Merrett)