Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Natural History, Husbandry, and Physick. Translated from the Latin with Notes
First edition. Contains English translations of seven treatises first published in Amoenitates Academicae (1749-1790), including one by Linnaeus - 'An oration concerning travelling in one's own countrey.' Other contributions are: 'The Oeconomy of Nature', by Isaac J. Bilberg; 'On the Foliation of Trees'; or the time when they put out leaves', by Harald Barck; 'Of the use of Curiosity', by Christopher Gedner; 'Obstacles to the Improvement of Physic', by Joh. Georg. Beyerstein; 'The Swedish Pan', by Nicholas Hasselgren; 'Observations on Grasses', by B. Stillingfleet. Soulsby states that this work is, 'The first fundamental treatise on the principles of Linnaeus published in England'. Soulsby, 1319; Freeman, 3589.
8vo, cont. calf-backed marbled boards, spine worn, joints cracked, chipped to head/foot of spine. Bookplate of Charles Yorke (1722-1770).
Author Stillingfleet, Benjamin
Publisher R. and J. Dodsley
Pages xxx, [ii], 230