Author:William Curtis

William Curtis

English botanist who worked extensively on taxonomic texts such as The Botanical Magazine, a magazine of botanical observations and analysis.

William Curtis


  • Instructions for collecting and preserving insects, particularly moths and butterflies, 1771 (external scan)
  • Fundamenta entomologiæ: or, An introduction to the knowledge of insects. Being a translation of the Fundamenta entomologiæ of Linnaeus, 1772 (external scan)
  • Assistant plates to the materia medica, 1786 (external scan)
  • Linnæus’s system of botany, 1777 (external scan)
  • Flora Londinensis, 1777 (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • The Botanical Magazine (Curtis's Botanical Magazine)
  • Practical observations on the British grasses, 1804 (external scan)

Works by this author published before January 1, 1927 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.