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Ellis, John 1710?-1776

Overview
Works: 85 works in 381 publications in 5 languages and 3,001 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: QL379, 508.759
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Most widely held works by John Ellis
The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes : collected from various parts of the globe by John Ellis( Book )

36 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical account of coffee : with an engraving, and botanical description of the tree : to which are added sundry papers relative to its culture and use, as an article of diet and of commerce by John Ellis( Book )

39 editions published between 1774 and 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tract, which first appeared in 1774, considers the characteristics, cultivation and uses of the coffee plant. Its author, John Ellis (c.1710–76), was a botanist and zoologist who from 1770 to 1776 served as a London agent for the government of Dominica. Published in order to promote the prosperity of the island, the work reflects the difficulties faced by the coffee growers. Ellis begins by describing the flower and fruit of the coffee plant. He then presents his historical survey, drawing on contemporaneous travel writing to illuminate coffee-related practices around the globe. The narrative takes in the plant's early uses in Arabia, its cultivation in the colonies, and the growth of coffee houses in Europe. This reissue also contains a 1770 work by Ellis which gives instructions on transporting plants overseas. Reissued elsewhere in this series is The Early History of Coffee Houses in England (1893)
A description of the mangostan and the bread-fruit : the first, esteemed one of the most delicious, the other, the most useful of all the fruits in the East Indies : to which are added, directions to voyagers, for bringing over these and other vegetable productions, which would be extremely beneficial to the inhabitants of our West India islands by John Ellis( Book )

27 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the early works on the breadfruit and mangosteen. Includes description, harvesting, transportation and cultivation
The natural history of the tea-tree, with observations on the medical qualities of tea, and on the effects of tea-drinking by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )

15 editions published between 1776 and 1985 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This treatise on the tea bush and the consumption of tea was published in 1772 by John Coakley Lettsom (1744–1815), a physician and philanthropist, whose first action on inheriting his family plantation in 1767 was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. The book begins with a description of the plant, using the Linnaean system, discussing tea cultivation and harvesting in China, and the preparation of the leaves for use locally and abroad. In Part II, Lettsom turns to the medical uses of tea, lamenting that so little scientific evidence exists for either its beneficent or its malign properties. After performing various experiments and considering the physical and social consequences of tea-drinking, he concludes that it should be avoided, because its enervating effects lead to weakness and effeminacy, advice which mostly fell on deaf ears
Beschreibung der Dionaea Muscipula, einer merkwürdigen empfindlichen Pflanze, in einem Schreiben an den Herrn Archiater und Ritter von Linné by John Ellis( Book )

14 editions published in 1780 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise natural history of East and West Florida by Bernard Romans( )

2 editions published in 1775 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Braund presents the only annotated edition of Bernard Romans's rare and valuable 18th-century account of his observations in the southeastern United States. Bernard Romans's A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, William Bartram's Travels, and James Adair's History of the American Indian are the three most significant accounts of the southeastern United States published during the late 18th century. This new edition of Romans's Concise Natural History, edited by historian Kathryn Braund, provides the first fully annotated edition of this early and rare description of both the E
Directions for bringing over seeds and plants, from the East-Indies and other distant countries in a state of vegetation by John Ellis( Book )

7 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copies of two letters from John Ellis, Esq; F.R.S.I. To Dr. Linnæus, F.R.S, &c. II. To Mr. William Aiton ... Read before the Royal Society, December 13 and 20, 1770 by John Ellis( Book )

9 editions published between 1771 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SOME ADDITIONAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE METHOD OF PRESERVING SEEDS FROM FOREIGN PARTS, FOR THE... BENEFIT OF OUR AMERICAN COLONIES : with an account by John Ellis( Book )

3 editions published between 1773 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the plants Halesia and Gardenia in a letter from John Ellis ... to Philip Carteret Webb by John Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 1760 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the plants Halesia and Gardenia. In a letter from John Ellis, Esq; F.R.S. to Philip Carteret Webb, Esq; F.R.S by John Ellis( Book )

4 editions published in 1760 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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An historical account of coffee : with an engraving, and botanical description of the tree : to which are added sundry papers relative to its culture and use, as an article of diet and of commerce
Alternative Names
Ellis, Iohann ca. 1710-1776

Ellis, Iohannes.

Ellis, Iohannes 1710-1776

Ellis, Iohannes asi 1710-1776

Ellis, J.

Ellis, J. 1710-1776

Ellis, Jan 1710?-1776

Ellis, Jan ca. 1710-1776

Ellis, Jean

Ellis, Jean 1710?-1776

Ellis, Johann.

Ellis, Johann 1710?-1776

Ellis, Johann asi 1710-1776

Ellis, Johannes 1710?-1776

Ellis, John ca. 1710-1776

John Ellis irischer Botaniker und Zoologe

John Ellis naturalista, mercante e botanico britannico

John Ellis naturaliste anglais

John Ellis natuuronderzoeker

Джон Елліс англійський вчений-натураліст

Эллис, Джон

ג'ון אליס

جان الیس

جون إليس

ジョン・エリス

Languages
English (205)

German (50)

French (49)

Dutch (7)

Latin (2)

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