Pinax rerum naturalium Britannicarum, continens vegetabilia, animalia, et fossil1a, in hac insula reperta inchoatus authore Christophoro Merrett, Medicinae Doctore utriusque Societatis Regiae Socio primoque Musaei Harveani custode.

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Author

Christopher Merret

Title

FULL TITLE:
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

Londini [London]

Publisher

Printed by T. Roycroft.

Language

English
Greek

Contributor

Thomas Roycroft [printer]

Ralph Thoresby [autograph]

Note

NOTE:
ESTC records 21 copies.

TYPE:
Roman; Italic.

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

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Decorations on dedication page and ornamented initials.

Title within double-ruled border; head-pieces; 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.

CONDITION:
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.

Full leather binding over boards. Volume has been rebacked with leather. Text block is complete; nothing missing.

CITATION/REFERENCE:
ESTC, R232268
Henrey, B. Brit. botanical lit, 255
Kelly, W.A. Catalogue of James Sutherland's library, 201

IMPRINT:
Londini : Typis T. Roycroft, impensis Cave Pulleyn, MDCLXVII. [1667]

A variant of the edition with 'Editio secunda' following title and with 'prostat apud Sam Thomson in vico vulgo dicto Ducklane' added to imprint following 'Pulleyn' (Wing M1840).

Imprimatur on verso of title page: Imprimatur, Tho. Grigg, R.P.D. Humfr. Episc. Lond. Sacell. Domest.

FORMAT:
[32], 223, [1] pages ; 16 cm (8vo)

Signatures: A-Q⁸.

PROVENANCE:
Victoria University Library copy signed on title-page by Ralph Thoresby; moroccan bookplate of Canon Hornby on front paste-down.

Gift to Victoria University Library. Hoeniger, David. 2017/11/23.

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

256

Call Number

QH137 .M47 1667

Collection

Citation

Christopher Merret, “Pinax rerum naturalium Britannicarum, continens vegetabilia, animalia, et fossil1a, in hac insula reperta inchoatus authore Christophoro Merrett, Medicinae Doctore utriusque Societatis Regiae Socio primoque Musaei Harveani custode.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed November 29, 2023, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/9772.

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