About The Ray Society
The Ray Society was founded by George Johnston in 1844 to honour the name of John Ray (1628-1705), one of the most eminent and influencial naturalists of his time. Ray published works on birds, mammals, fish, insects and plants, bringing order to the chaotic mass of names in use by contemporary naturalists.
The Ray Society publishes books on natural history with special, but not exclusive reference to the flora and fauna of the British Isles. To date 173 books have been published.
Membership of the Ray Society
Membership costs £6 per year and entitles members to purchase a copy of each volume at the members' concessionary price. Other volumes are available at 20% discount. Special offers, for members only, appear on the web site several times a year.
For details and ways to apply for membership, please go to 'MEMBERS' at the top of the page.
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Ray Society Accounts for 2013
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Latest news and updates
In celebration of the Ray Society, established 1844, and its founder George Johnston (1797-1855).
Publication No. 163.
This essay, by Elizabeth Platts, was written in 1994 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Ray Society. It is now available as a PDF to download here.
Linnaeus Species Plantarum 1753 Volumes 1 and 2 ,. with an introduction by W.T. Stearn and appendiix by J. L. Heller and W. T. Stearn, plus supplements by C. E. Jarvis, has now been published.
Retail price for the set is £125. It is available to members at the concessionary price of £38.00 for the set of 2 volumes, plus £9 post and packing.
Members of other scientific societies may purchase one copy of this two volume work at the reduced price of £80.00 plus £9 post and packing, by contacting Penny Evans for a password. email@example.com
Special offer for Malacological Society Members
British Prosobranch Molluscs is offered at the reduced price of £40 + £9 p&p (rrp £75) and Littorina at £60 + £9 p&p (rrp £89). Members of the Malacological Society may purchase one copy of each of these works by contacting Penny Evans for a password. firstname.lastname@example.org