- Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1990.
- cloth, dust jacket.
- xvii, 182 pages.
- ISBN: 0906795435
Price: $36.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 28553
First edition. Nehemiah Grew was a pioneer in exploring the physiology of plants and the comparative anatomy of animals. He was an active Fellow of the Royal Society and one of its busiest officers in its first great period during the 1670s. Born in Warwickshire in 1641, he was educated at Cambridge and practiced as a physician in the City of London where he died in 1712.
William LeFanu's pioneer study of Grew's work surveys writings on many subjects but primarily his publications in botany and chemistry. Most notable among these are The Anatomy of Plants(1682) - a landmark in the literature of botany and Grew's most influential work - and his catalogue of the Royal Society's Museum (1681).