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Jonas Carlsson Dryander
DRYANDER, Jonas Carlsson.

DRYANDER, Jonas Carlsson.
(1748 - 1810)

(Born: Gothenburg, Sweden, 5 March 1748; Died: London, England, 19 October 1810) English botanist & bibliographer.

Dryander, a pupil of Linnaeus, arrived in London on 10 July 1777. Botanist and librarian to Joseph Banks from 1782, librarian of the Royal Society and Vice-President of the Linnean Society. Editor (and part writer) of Aitonös Hortus Kewensis (1st edn and part of 2nd edn), and author of a paper on Australian plants in Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2: 504­532, 1806. His herbarium is housed at BM.

Biographical references: Allibone, Dictionary of English Literature, 1859-71. BBA: I 343, 351-359. Bridson, History of Natural History, 1994: no. D252. Drugulin, Sechstausend Portraits, 1863: no. 1399. Du Rietz, R., "More light on Jonas Dryander", Svenska Linné-Sällskapets årsskrift, 47, (1964), 82-3. Uggla, A. Hj, "Jonas Dryander (1748-1810)", Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, 156, (1944), 99-102. Waller, Dictionary of Universal Biography, 1857-63. Watt, Bibliotheca Britannica, 1824. WBI.

Catalogus, 1798

1. Latin, 1798-1800.
Catalogus | Bibliothecę | Historico-Naturalis | Josephi Banks | Regi A Consiliis Intimis, | Baroneti, Balnei Equitis, | Regię Societatis Pręsidis, Cęt. | [double rule] | Auctore | Jona Dryander, A.M. | Regię Societatis Bibliothecario. | [double rule] | Tomus I. | Scriptores Generales. | Londoni: | [double rule] | Typis Gul. Bulmer Et Soc. | 1798.

[Title to volume 2 reads:]

Catalogus | ... | Tomus II. | Zoologi. | ... | 1796.

[Title to volume 3 reads:]

Catalogus | ... | Tomus III. | Botanici. | ... | 1797.

[Title to volume 4 reads:]

Catalogus | ... | Tomus IV. | Mineralogi. | ... | 1799.

[Title to volume 5 reads:]

Catalogus | ... | Tomus V. | Supplementum | Et | Index Auctorum. | ... | 1800.

5 vols. [Vol 1: 1798] 8°: A4 B-X8 Y2 ($2 signed); 161l.; [i]-vii, [1], [1]-309, [15] p. [Vol 2: 1796] 8°: A8 a2 B-Qq8 Rr4 ($2 signed); 314l.; [i]-xx, [1]-578, [30] p. [Vol 3: 1797] 8°: A8 a4 B-Xx8 Yy7 ($2 signed); 359l.; [i]-xxiii, [1], [1]-656, [38] p. [Vol 4: 1799] 8°: π1 A4 B-Dd8 ($2 signed); 213l.; [i]-ix, [1], [1]-390, [26] p. [Vol 5: 1800] 8°: π1 B-Ll8 Mm2 ($2 signed); 267l.; [2], [1]-513 (i.e., 531), [1] p.

Contents: [Vol 1] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-vii, "Elenchus Sectionum." [=table of contents].; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-301, Text.; [302]-309, "Addenda."; [1 pg], Blank.; [14 pgs/=X4r-Y2v], "Index."

[Vol 2] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-xx, "Elenchus Sectionum." [=table of contents].; [1]-569, Text.; [570]-578, "Addenda."; [30 pgs/=Pp6r-Rr4v], "Index."

[Vol 3] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-xxiii, "Elenchus Sectionum." [=table of contents].; [1 pg/=a4v], Blank.; [1]-645, Text.; [646]-656, "Addenda."; [38 pgs/=Uu5v-Yy7v], "Index."

[Vol 4] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-ix, "Elenchus Sectionum." [=table of contents].; [1 pg/=A4v], Blank.; [1]-381, Text.; [382]-390, "Addenda."; [26 pgs/=Cc4r-Dd8v], "Index."

[Vol 5] [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1]-127, Supplemental entries to volumes 1-4.; [128], Blank.; [129], Sectional title page, "[rule] | Index Auctorum. | [rule]."; [130], Blank.; [131]-497, Author index.; [498]-508, "Acta Academiarum Et | Societatum."; 509-521, "Anoyii."; [522]-524, "Codias Manuscripti."; [525]-513 (i.e., 531), "Addenda."; [1 pg/=Mm2v], "Explicatio Siglarum."

Very scarce, published in an edition of 250 examples. This is a comprehensive, classified catalog of Joseph Banks' extraordinary library of natural history works. Each of the first four volumes is devoted to a specific discipline: (1) general writings, including works on museums, (2) zoology, (3) botany, and (4) mineralogy. While the last volume contains supplemental titles to the four volumes and a comprehensive author index to the set. A particularly interesting fact about this fine library is that it was acquired by the British Museum en bloc, and the individual titles can still be examined there.

Facsimile reprint, 1966: Catalogus | Bibliothecę | Historico-Naturalis | Josephi Banks | Regi A Consiliis Intimis, | Baroneti, Balnei Equitis, | Regię Societatis Pręsidis, Cęt. | [double rule] | Auctore | Jona Dryander, A.M. | Regię Societatis Bibliothecario. | [double rule] | Tomus I. | Scriptores Generales. | Londoni: | [double rule] | Typis Gul. Bulmer Et Soc. | 1798. | The Sources Of Science, No. 22 | Johnson Reprint Corporation | New York and London | A. Asher & Co. | Amsterdam | 1966. 5 vols. Each volume is identincal to the makeup of the original edition, except that a series title page, "The Sources Of Science | Number 22," two pages listing other titles in the series, and the original title page with additional text added below has been added.

Joseph Banks. (Born: 1743; Died: 1820) English naturalist. Banks was educated at Harrow, Eaton, and Christ Church, Oxford; studied natural history, and accompanied Cook in his expedition round the world in the Endeavour, 1768-71, - upon his return, created hon. D.C.L. of Oxford; built a large collection of natural history objects including minerals, which are now preserved at the British Museum; visited Iceland, 1772; made baronet, 1781; F.R.S., 1766; president of the Royal Society, 1778-1820; first to observe that almost all Australian mammals were marsupials and more primitive than placental mammals of other continents; great patron of science, where his house in Soho Square became a frequent meeting place; plant genus "Banksia" named in his honor.

Bibliographical references: Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 32. LKG: I 21. NUC. Petzholdt, Bibliotheca Bibliographica, 1866: p. 546. Stafleu & Cowan, Taxonomic Literature, 1976-88: no. 1534. (Banks) Catalogue of Portraits of Naturalists: 146-7 [32 portraits listed]. DNB: 3, 129. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 96-7 & 1532. Thomas, Dictionary of Biography, 1884: 274. World Who's Who in Science: 105.

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