The Anatomy of Plants. With an Idea of a Philosophical History of Plants. And several other Lectures, Read before the Royal Society.

Grew, Nehemiah (1641-1712)

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Folio: [ ]4, a4, B-Z4, Aa-Ii4, Kk2, Ll-Xx4, Yy-Zz2, Aaa-Ccc2. With 83 added engraved plates. "Grew himself tells us that he was led to the study of vegetable anatomy as early as 1664, considering that both plants and animals ?came at first out of the same Hand, and were therefore the Contrivances of the same Wisdom,? and so inferring the probable analogy of their structures. Having been encouraged in the study by Henry Sampson, who was nine years his senior, Grew in 1670 put into his hands an essay on the subject, which he showed to Henry Oldenburg, secretary to the Royal Society, who in turn showed it to Bishop Wilkins, who read it to the Royal Society. It was approved and ordered to be printed on 11 May 1671, and the author was elected a fellow of the society on 30 Nov. "Meanwhile, Grew had graduated M.D. at Leyden in July. Grew seems to have commenced practice at Coventry, but to have been soon invited to London, the correspondence on this subject being still preserved by the Royal Society. His preliminary essay, ?The Anatomy of Vegetables begun. With a General Account of Vegetation grounded theron,? was prefaced by a letter to Wilkins, dated Coventry, 10 June 1671, and was published, with a dedication to Lord Brouncker, president of the Royal Society, in 8vo, 1672. It was therefore undoubtedly in print by 7 Dec. 1671, when Marcell Malpighi?s researches in the same direction were communicated to the society in manuscript. Malpighi subsequently had Grew?s book translated into Latin, and he, Wallis, Lister, and Leewenhoek confirmed by microscopical investigation the observations Grew had made with the naked eye. His papers read to the society on 8 and 15 Jan. 1672 appeared with the title ?An Idea of a Phytological History propounded, with a Continuation of the Anatomy of Vegetables, particularly prosecuted upon Roots. And an Account of the Vegetation of Roots chiefly grounded thereupon? (8vo, 1673; folio, 1682); and on 18 April 1672, on the proposal of Bishop Wilkins, he was made curator to the society for the anatomy of plants. Grew issued in 1675 ?The Comparative Anatomy of Trunks, with an Account of their Vegetation grounded thereupon,? the plates of which had been laid before the society in the two previous years. The author?s corrected copy of this work is in the library of the British Museum. "In 1675 Grew published the first of a series of chemical papers "Of the Nature, Causes, and Power of Mixture,? read before the society on 10 Dec. 1674. This was followed by ?A Discourse of the Diversities and Causes of Tasts chiefly in Plants,?25 March 1675; ?An Essay of the Various Proportions wherein the Lixivial Salt is found in Plants,? read 25 March 1676; "Experiments in consort of the Luctations arising from the Affusion of several Menstruums upon all sorts of Bodies,? exhibited to the society in April and June of 1676; ?A Discourse concerning the Essential and Marine Salts of Plants,? read 21 Dec. 1676; ?Experiments in consort upon Solutions of Salts in Water,? read 18 Jan. 1677; and ?A Discourse on the Colours of Plants,? read 3 May 1677. These seven essays occupy eighty-four folio pages at the end of the 1682 edition of the ?Anatomy of Plants,? where they are printed with continuous pagination, but not in the order in which they were read. Simultaneously with these researches of a chemical nature, Grew was prosecuting with remarkable industry his anatomical investigations. Though not published until 1682, ?The Anatomy of Leaves, Flowers, and Fruits? was read to the society on 26 Oct. and 9 Nov. 1676 and in 1677; and the figures illustrative of the ?Anatomy of Seeds? were also exhibited in the latter year. "In 1682 Grew?s magnum opus, ?The Anatomy of Plants,? was issued. Of the four ?books? of this work, the first, second, and third are second editions of ?The Anatomy begun,? ?The Anatomy of Roots,? and the ?The Anatomy of Trunks,? extending to 49, 46, and 44 folio pages respectively, and illustrated by four, thirteen, and. Bookseller Inventory #

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Book Description London: W. Rawlins for the author, 1682., 1682. Folio (12 2/8 x 7 4/8 inches). (Margins of preliminaries renewed, persistent marginal wormtrack top outer corner gatherings N-2U). 83 fine numbered engraved plates, including 3 folding and two double-page and mounted on guards, woodcut headpieces and initials. Contemporary calf (rebacked and corners renewed to style, endpapers renewed). 'THE BIRTH OF MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY OF PLANTS' (Grolier Science) First collected edition. "This key work collected together all the botanical research that Grew had presented to the Royal Society during the previous decade. Grew was a conscious pioneer in a hitherto neglected area: as he put it in dedicating his "Comparative Anatomy of Trunks" to Charles II in 1675, 'I may, without vanity, say thus much, That it was my fortune, to be the first that ever gave a Map of the Country' (sig. A2v). It is on his findings in this area that his reputation as a scientist is chiefly based. His work was primarily marked by his brilliant observation and description of plants and their component parts; having begun by making observations using only the naked eye, Grew supplemented these with the use of a microscope under the tutelage of his colleague Hooke. His presentations to the society began in 1672-4 with the roots, branches, and trunks of plants, proceeding thereafter to their leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds. In each area he was innovative, studying for the first time many features of plants that have since been taken for granted, such as their cell-like structure and the growth rings in wood, and deploying techniques which have since become commonplace, such as the use of transverse, radial, and tangential longitudinal sections to analyse the structure of stems and roots. He was also an innovator in the terminology he used to describe plants, first using such terms as 'radicle' or 'parenchyma', a word adapted from its use in animal anatomy by Francis Glisson" (DNB). Grolier Science 43b; Henrey 162; Hunt 362; Nissen BBI 758; NLM/Krivatsy 4986; Norman 946; Pritzel 3557; Wellcome III, p.164. Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 002469

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