BSHS Monographs 4Royal Society and Its Fellows, 

Hunter, Michael. 1994. The Royal Society and Its Fellows, 1660-1700: The Morphology of an Early Scientific Institution. 2nd edition (Chalfont St. Giles: British Society for the History of Science) 291pp.

ISBN 978-0-906450-09-3 (1994 second edition)

1982 first edition, 1985 reprint, 1994 second edition. This is the 2nd edition.



  • out of print


On the second edition:

“Michael Hunter’s valuable monograph has been improved and revised in this second edition.” It “remains crucial to our accurate understanding of seventeenth-century English science.”

On the second edition: “Michael Hunter’s well-known survey…has now matured into a second edition, with numerous updatings and some revisions.”
Notes and Records of the Royal Society

“Hunter has produced what will surely become a standard source, a volume to be owned and consulted by anyone interested in seventeenth century science.”

“An unrivalled collection of information about the early fellows and their activities within the Society.”
English Historical Review