John Ray

Originally known as John Wray or by the Latinized form Joannes or Johannes Raius. English naturalist, sometimes referred to as the father of English natural history.

John Ray

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  • Compleat collection of English proverbs (1670) IA
  • Observations topographical, moral, & physiological (1673) IA
  • Collection of Out-of-the-way English Words (1674)
  • The Ornithology of Francis Willughby of Middleton in the county of Warwick, esq. (1678) IA
  • Synopsis Methodica Stirpium Britannicarum (1690)
  • The Wisdom of God manifested in the Works of the Creation (1691) IA
  • Miscellaneous Discourses concerning the Dissolution and Changes of the World (1692)
  • Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages (1693)
  • Three physico-theological discourses (1713) IA
  • Philosophical letters (1718) IA
  • A persuasive to a holy life (1719) IA
  • "Mr. Ray's Travels":
    • First edition: Observations topographical, moral, & physiological made in a journey through part of the low-countries, Germany, Italy, and France: With a catalogue of plants not native of England, found spontaneously growing in those parts, and their virtues. Whereto is added a brief account of Francis Willughby Esq., his Voyage through a great part of Spain. (1673) (external scan) (EEBO; behind paywall)
    • Second edition: Travels through the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy and France, With curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological: Also a Catalogue of plants, found spontaneously growing in those Parts,and their virtues (...) To which is added, An Account of the Travels of Francis Willughby, Esq., Through great Part of Spain. (1738), in two vols. IA 1, IA 2
  • The Correspondence of John Ray (1848) IA

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Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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