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Samuel Dömjen: general treatise on plants

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9675

Scope and Contents

"Tracatus Vegetationum Generalis". Entire volume in Latin. Author thought to be Father Samuel Dömjen of Transylvania, who studied at Oxford before travelling to America to learn from Ben Franklin, with the intention of completing a world tour.

10 chapters:

Caput 1: De rusticorum Felicitate
Caput 2: De Anatomia Plantarum
Caput 3: De Principio Vegetationis
Caput 4: De Elementari Plantarum Succo
Caput 5: De Terebratione Plantarum
Caput 6: De Vegetationis Sale & Nitro (De Nitro, quod sit sal in omnium Vegetabilium generatione)
Caput 7: De Diversissimis vegetationibus (De quibusdam varius, atque Curiosissimis Vegetationibus)
Caput 8: De Vegetatio Arboris Dianna
Caput 9: De vegetatione planta anati-fera
Caput 10: De phoenice vegetabili (De Phoenice Vegetabili, seu Palingenesi Plantarum ex cineribus)


  • Creation: 1747

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1 volume(s) (1 volume, paper) : paper

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Custodial History

Previously belonged to Dr Ogle, Dean of Winchester, at whose death it was purchased by Mr Stevenson, a Cambridge bookseller, in January 1826

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On permanent transfer from Plant Sciences library

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