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Joannis Raji Societatis Regiae Socii Methodus plantarum emendata et aucta : In quâ notae maxime characteristicae exhibentur, quibus stirpium genera tum summa, tum infima cognoscuntur & à se mutuo dignoscuntur, non necessariis omissis. Accedit methodus graminum, juncorum et cyperorum specialis

Title Variants

Uniform: Methodus plantarum


Ray, John, 1627-1705

Ray, John, 1627-1705 , Methodus plantarum nova
Ray, John, 1627-1705 , Historia plantarum
Faithorne, William, 1616-1691 , ill
Blois, Abraham de, active 1679-1720 , engraver




Published material

Publication info

Londini :Impensis Samuelis Smith & Benjamini Walford typographorum Regiae Societatis ... ;1703.


"[R]eally not a second edition of the 'Methodus nova' of 1682, but ... a new book based on the 'Historia plantarum'": Keynes, p. 61.

"This edition was refused by the London publishers and printed at Leyden, under the superintendence of Dr. P. Hotton, to whom it is dedicated, for the Waasbergs of Amsterdam. The name of the author's usual London printers was put on the title-page by the Waasbergs in defiance of Ray's wish"--BM (Nat. hist.), v. 4, p. 1653.

Addenda and emendanda: P. 189-196.

Includes indexes.

Includes two folded leaves of tables; one is inserted facing p. 114, and the other inserted facing p. 139.


Page 155 is misnumbered as 135; leaf D4 is mis-signed as C4.

Publisher's advertisements are on the final 2 p.

Signatures: *-2*p8 s3*p2 sA-Lp8 sMp6 sN-Op8 sPp4s.

Sometimes considered to be a 2nd ed. of: Methodus plantarum nova. London, 1682.

The frontispiece port. is signed: W. Faithorne pinx.; A. de Blois sculp.

Raven, C.E. John Ray, | p. 291-294

Keynes, G. Ray, | 42

Pritzel (2nd ed.), | 8700


Botany , Pre-Linnean works

Call Number

QK41 .R264 1703




LCCN: agr12001256
OCLC: 9362115




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