Chapter published in:“All families and genera”: Exploring the Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
Edited by Isabel Moskowich, Inés Lareo and Gonzalo Camiña
[Not in series 237] 2021
► pp. 39–70
Chapter 3A look beyond the texts
The samples in the eighteenth-century Corpus of English Life Sciences Texts
- 2.The eighteenth-century samples in CELiST
- 1707. James Douglas,
- Myographiæ Comparatæ Specimen (Pages 66–127, 10,005 words)
- 1707. Sir Hans
- A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica … (Pages 49–70, 10,002 words)
- 1717. James Keill
- Essays on Several Parts of Animal Aeconomy (Pages 95–170, 10,014 words)
- 1720. William
- The Farriers new Guide (Pages 4–37, 10,000 words)
- 1723. Patrick
- Pharmaco-Botanologia : Or, An Alphabetical and Classical Dissertation… (Pages 2–25, 10,018 words)
- 1730. Thomas
- A description of three hundred animals (Pages 2–63, 10,017 words)
- 1737. Elizabeth Blackwell
- Blackwell, Elizabeth. 1737. A Curious Herbal… (Pages 1–25, 10,019 words)
- 1737. John Brickell
- The Natural History of North-Carolina… (Pages 107–137, 10,011 words)
- 1743. George
- A Natural History of Uncommon Birds… (Pages 1–23, 10,012 words)
- 1750. Griffith
- The Natural History of Barbados (Pages 61–88, 10,005 words)
- 1752. James Solas
- An Essay towards a Natural History of the Herring (Pages 23–83, 10,006)
- 1758. William
- The Natural History of Cornwall… (Pages 261–284, 10,009 words)
- 1766. Thomas
- The British Zoology (Pages 1–26, 10,010 words)
- 1769. Edward Bancroft
- An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana (Pages 179–248, 10,009 words)
- 1774. Oliver
- An History of the Earth, and Animated Nature (Pages 111–161,10,035 words)
- 1774. William
- A botanical arrangement of all the vegetables, naturally growing in Great Britain… (Pages xvii–li, 32–33, 54, 93–94, 186, 193, 10,003 words)
- 1786. William
- A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple and the Management of the Hot-house… (Pages 1–76, 10,017 words)
- 1789. James Bolton
- An History of Fungusses, growing about Halifax (Pages 95–138, 10,027 words)
- 1794. Edward
- Instructions for collecting and preserving various Subjects of Natural History… (Pages 33–84, 10,019 words)
- 1795. Sir James Edward
- English Botany… (Pages 223–266, 9,999 words)
- 1707. James Douglas, M. D.
- 3.A note on the Appendix
Published online: 10 September 2021
1769 An Essay on the Natural History of Guiana, in South America. Containing a description of many curious productions in the animal and vegetable systems of that country. Together with an account of the religion, manners and customs of several tribes of its Indian inhabitants. Interspersed with a variety of literary and medical observations. In several letters from a Gentleman of the Medical Faculty during his residence in that country. London: printed for T. Becket and P. A. Hondt.
1737 A Curious Herbal, containing five hundred cuts, of the most useful plants, which are now used in the practice of Physick. Engraved on folio copper plates after drawings, taken from the LIFE. To which is added a short description of ye plants and their common uses in PHYSICK. In two volumes. Vol. I. London: Printed for Samuel Harding.
1723 Pharmaco-Botanologia: or, An Alphabetical and Classical dissertation on all the British Indigenous and Garden Plants of the New London Dispensatory. In which Their Genera, Species, Characteristick and Distinctive Notes are Methodically described; the Botanical Terms of art explained; their Virtues, Uses, and Shop-Preparations declared. With many Curious and Useful Remarks from proper Observation. Decad I. London: printed for G. Strahan; W. and J. Innys, W. Mears.
1789 An History of Fungusses, growing about Halifax. With forty-six copper-plates; or which are engraved sixty-four species of funguses, Including the Seven following GENERA, viz. CLATHRUS, HALVELLA, PEZIZA, CLAVARIA, LYCOPERDON, SPHAERIA, and MUCOR. Wherein their various appearances in the different stages of growth, are faithfully exhibited in about three hundred figures, copied with great care from the PLANTS, when newly gathered and in a state of perfection. With a particular DESCRIPTION of each SPECIES, in all its stages. From the first appearance to the utter decay of the plant; with the time when they were gathered; the soil and situation in which they grew; their duration; and the particular places mentioned, where all the new or rare species were found. The whole being a plain recital of FACTS, the result of more than twenty years observation. In Three Volumes. Vol. III. Huddersfield: Printed by J. Brook for the Author.
1730 A description of three hundred animals; viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and insects. With a particular account of the whale-fishery. Extracted out of the best authors, and adapted to the Use of all Capacities; especially to allure Children to Read. Illustrated with copper plates, whereon is curiously Engraved every Beast, Bird, Fish, Serpent, and Insect, describ’d in the whole Book. London: printed by J. T. for Rich. Ware, Tho. Boreman, and Tho. Game.
1758 The Natural History of Cornwall. The Air, Climate, Waters, Rivers, Lakes, Sea and Tides; Of the Stones, Semimetals, Metals, TIN, and the Manner of Mining; The Constitution of the Stannaries; Iron, Copper, Silver, lead, and Gold, found in Cornwall. Vegetables, Rare Birds, Fishes, Shells, Reptiles, and Quadrupeds: Of the Inhabitants, Their Manners, Customs, Plays or Interludes, Exercises, and Festivals; the Cornish Language, Trade, Tenures, and Arts. Oxford: printed for the Author by W. Jackson; sold by W. Sandby, London; and the booksellers of Oxford.
1737 The Natural History of North-Carolina. With an account of the trade, manners, and customs of Christian and Indian inhabitants. Illustrated with copper-plates, whereon are curiously engraved the map of the country, several strange beasts, birds, fishes, snakes, insects, trees, and plants, &c. Dublin: printed by James Carson. For the Author.
Brown, Mary Elizabeth
Derry, Margaret E.
Dodd, James Solas
1794 Instructions for collecting and preserving various Subjects of Natural History; as Animals, Birds, Reptiles, Shells, Corals, Plants, &c. together with a Treatise on the Management of Insects in their several Status: selected from the best Authorities. London: Printed for the Author and sold by Messrs. Rivingtons, St. Paul’s Church-Yard; and all other principal Booksellers.
1707 Myographiæ Comparatæ Specimen: or, a comparative Description of all the Muscles in a Man and in a Quadruped. Shewing Their Discoverer, Origin, Progress, Insertion, Use, and Difference. To which is added, An Account of the Muscles peculiar to a Woman. With an Etymological Table, and several Useful Index’s. London: printed by W. B. for G. Strachan.
Downie, James Alan
1743 A Natural History of Uncommon Birds. And of some other rare and undescribed animals, quadrupedes, fishes, reptiles, insects, &c. Exhibited in two hundred and ten copper-plates, from designs copied immediately from Nature, and curiously coloured after life. With a full and accurate description of each figure. In Four Parts. Part I. London: printed for the author, at the College of Physicians in warwick-Lane.
Foxon, David Fairweather and McLaverty, James
1720 The Farriers new Guide: containing first, the anatomy of a horse, being an exact and compendious discription of all his parts; with their actions and uses: illustrated with figures curiously engrav’d on copper plates. Secondly, an account of all the diseases incident to horses, with their signs, causes, and methods of cure; wherein many defects in the farriers practice, are now carefully supply’d, their errors expos’d and amended, and the art greatly improv’d and advanc’d, according to the latest discoveries. The whole interspers’d with many curious and useful observations concerning feeding and exercise, &c. London: printed for William Taylor.
Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.headington.org.uk/history/famous_people/jackson.htm
Jenkins, Robert Thomas and Ramage, Helen
Lareo, Inés; Monaco, Leida Maria; Esteve-Ramos, María José and Moskowich, Isabel
Law, Edward J.
1988 Huddersfield & district history. Early Huddersfield printers. Retrieved January 15, 2020, from http://homepage.eircom.net/~lawedd/PRINTERS.htm
ODNB. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Retrieved January 25, 2016, from www.oxforddnb.com
OED. Oxford English Dictionary
Retrieved January 26, 2016, from https://www.oed.com
1766 The British Zoology. Class I. Quadrupeds. II. Birds. Published under the inspection of the Cymmrodorion Society, instituted for the promoting useful charities, and the knowledge of nature, among the descendants of the ancient Britons. In Four Volumes. Vol. I. London: printed by J. and J. March, for the Society: and sold for the benefit of the British Charity-School on Clerkenwell-Green.
Plomer, Henry Robert
Reuss, Jeremias David
Sher, Richard B.
1707 A Voyage to the Islands Madera, Barbados, Nieves, S. Christophers and Jamaica, with the Natural History of the Herbs and Trees, Four-footed Beasts, Fishes, Birds, Insects, Reptiles, &c. of the last of those Islands. To which is prefix’d an introduction, wherein is an account of the inhabitants, air, waters, diseases, trade, &c. of that place, with some relations concerning the neighbouring continent and islands of America. In two volumes. Vol. I. London: printed by B. M. for the Author.
Smith, Sir James Edward
1786 A Treatise on the Culture of the Pine Apple and the Management of the Hot-house. Together with a Description of every Species of Insect that infest Hot-houses, with effectual Methods of destroying them by William Speechly. To which is added A method to preserve peach and nectarine trees from mildew &c. by Robert Browne. With plates. Dublin: printed for Luke White.
Shteir, Ann B.
Timperley, Charles Henry
Wigelsworth, Jeffrey R.
The Honourable Society of Cymmdorion
Retrieved January 10, 2020, from https://www.cymmrodorion.org
US National Library of Medicine
Retrieved January 20, 2020, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3359810
Wiles, Roy McKeen
1774 A botanical arrangement of all the vegetables, naturally growing in Great Britain. With the descriptions of the Genera and species, according to the system of the celebrated Linnaeus. Being an attempt to render them familiar to those who are unacquainted with the learned languages. Under each species are added, the most remarkable varieties, the natural places of growth, the duration, the time of flowering, the peculiarities of structure, the common English names; the names of Gerard, Parkinson, Ray and Baubine. The uses as medicines, or as poisons; as food for men, for brutes, and for insects. With their applications in oeconomy and in the arts, with an easy introduction to the study of botany. Shewing the method of investigating plants, and directions how to dry and preserve specimens. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. Birmingham: printed by M. Swinney, for T. Cadel and P. Elmsley in the Strand and G. Robinson, in Pater-noster-row, London.