Author:Lister, Martin; translated by Malcolm Davies and Basil Harley


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Martin Lister's English Spiders, 1678

By: Lister, Martin; translated by Malcolm Davies and Basil Harley

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Harley Books: 1990

Edition: 1st English edition in translation; originally published in 1678

Seller ID: 2446

ISBN: 0 946589 41 0

Condition: As new

Although the original Latin work was translated into German as long ago as 1778, this is the first English translation of a classic work on spiders, De araneis. Lister, as the Foreword by J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson indicates, was a voluminous writer whose first publication on spiders appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in 1671. Despite the outdated taxonomy this work is a pioneering study. Although the book is generally 'as new' condition, the folding plates between pages 69 and 71 have suffered from some mishandling. xv, (1), 208 pp. View more info