A discovery of Martin Lister ephemera: the construction of early modern scientific texts

Roos, Anna Marie (2013) A discovery of Martin Lister ephemera: the construction of early modern scientific texts. The Bodleian Library Record, 26 (1). pp. 123-135. ISSN 0067-9488

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Abstract

The bibliographic history of Martin Lister's Historiae Conchyliorum (1685-1692) is a complex one. This work, the first comprehensive work on conchology, went through several draft and partial editions. In 2012, four boxes of Listeriana were discovered in the Sackler Library at the University of Oxford. These primary sources further illuminate the techniques that Lister and his daughters utilized in constructing the Historiae, as well as the methodology they used to arrange the images of the shells for taxonomic purposes.

Keywords:conchology, archives, William Huddesford, Martin Lister, Susanna Lister, Anna Lister, History of Science, Seventeenth Century
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V380 History of Science
C Biological Sciences > C300 Zoology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:10642
Deposited On:30 Jun 2013 18:31

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