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Sowerby, James 1757-1822

Overview
Works: 597 works in 1,167 publications in 1 language and 3,720 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Periodicals  Illustrated works  Catalogs and collections  Field guides  Classification  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Other, Engraver, Publisher, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: QK306, 580.5
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Most widely held works by James Sowerby
English botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants by James Sowerby( Book )

43 editions published between 1814 and 1902 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mineral conchology of Great Britain : or, coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the earth by James Sowerby( Book )

36 editions published between 1812 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms by James Sowerby( )

29 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British mineralogy, or, Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain by James Sowerby( Book )

21 editions published between 1804 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth : to which will be added, occasional remarks by James Sowerby( Book )

14 editions published in 1790 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genera of recent and fossil shells : conchology and geology by James Sowerby( Book )

in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotic botany : consisting of coloured figures, and scientific descriptions, of such new, beautiful, or rare plants as are worthy of cultivation in the gardens of Britain ; with remarks on their qualities, history, and requisite modes of treatment by James Edward Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1804 and 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes and illustrations of plants newly discovered around the world. The illustrations were drawn by James Sowerby from live specimens grown in England or from drawings and specimens supplied from New South Wales by John White, the First Fleet surgeon. Includes 38 Australian species
English botany, or, coloured figures of British plants : with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth. To which will be added, occasional remarks. by James Edward Smith( )

6 editions published between 1863 and 1972 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English botany, or, Coloured figures of British plants : with their essential characters, synonyms, and place of growth : to which will be added occasional remarks by James Sowerby( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English botany; or, Coloured figures of British plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth by James Sowerby( Book )

9 editions published between 1832 and 1854 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical botany : containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates, of all the medicinal plants, indigenous and exotic, comprehended in the catalogues of the materia medica, as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh : accompanied with a circumstantial detail of their medicinal effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most successfully employed by William Woodville( Book )

in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Woodville's Medical botany: containing systematic and general descriptions, with plates of all the medicinal plants, indigenous and exotic, comprehended in the catalogues of the materia medica, as published by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, issued in London in 3 volumes and a supplement, remained the standard illustrated work on the British pharmacopoeia until the 1880s. Originally it appeared in fascicules. The 274 hand-colored plates in the first edition were the work of James Sowerby (1757-1822). Sowerby began his artistic career as an apprentice to Richard Wright, the marine painter. Later he taught drawing and painted portraits and miniatures before turning to landscape painting. Eventually his work came to the notice of William Curtis, the publisher of botanical works, who employed Sowerby as a botanical illustrator and instructed him in botany. A second edition of Woodville's work appeared in 1810, but the definitive edition appeared in 1832, expanded to five volumes edited by William Jackson Hooker
Malacostraca podophthalmata Britanniae; or, Descriptions of such British species of the Linnean genus Cancer as have their eyes elevated on footstalks by William Elford Leach( Book )

15 editions published between 1815 and 1850 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A specimen of the botany of New Holland by James Edward Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimile of the first flora of Australia containing 16 botanical plates, text and preliminary matter and bibliographical notes as well as several illustrations of original wrappers and title pages to complement the notes
Coloured figures of English fungi or mushrooms : by James Sowerby by James Sowerby( )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Iacobus Sowerby

James Sowerby

James Sowerby ahli biologi asal Britania Raya

James Sowerby British botanical illustrator

James Sowerby Brits bioloog (1757-1822)

James Sowerby englischer Naturforscher und Maler

James Sowerby illustratore e naturalista inglese

James Sowerby ilustrador botânico britânico

Sowerby

Джеймс Совербі англійський ботанік та міколог, відомий ботанічний ілюстратор

Сауэрби, Джеймс

ג'יימס סוורבי

ジェームズ・ソワービー

詹姆斯·索爾比

Languages
English (304)