A collection of letters illustrative of the progress of science in England, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth to that of Charles the Second/Front Matter
"I am fully perswaded that our countrie is not inferiour to any for men of rare knowledge, singular explication, and exquisite execution of the artes mathematicke, for what strangers may be compared with M. Thomas Digges, Esquire, our countryman, the great master of archmastrie? and for theoretical speculations and most cunning calculation, M. Dee and M. Thomas Heriotts are hardly to be matched."—The Seaman's Secrets, by John Davis, 1594.
Historical Society of Science.
COLLECTION OF LETTERS
ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE PROGRESS
SCIENCE IN ENGLAND
FROM THE REIGN OF
PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY,
BY R. AND J. E. TAYLOR, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SCIENCE.
THE RIGHT HON. LORD HOLLAND, F.R.S.
SIR GEORGE T. STAUNTON, BART., M.P., D.C.L., F.R.S.
JAMES ORCHARD HALLIWELL, ESQ. F.R.S., F.S.A. Sec. & Treas.
THOMAS WRIGHT, ESQ. M.A., F.S.A.
JAMES YATES, ESQ. M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S.