Gulielmus Cowper, Criminis Literarii Citatus, Coram Tribunali. Nobiliss: Ampliss: Societatis Britanno-Regiae, per Godefridum Bidloo

Title

Gulielmus Cowper, Criminis Literarii Citatus, Coram Tribunali. Nobiliss: Ampliss: Societatis Britanno-Regiae, per Godefridum Bidloo

Subject

Copyright
Plagiarism
Anatomy

Description

Within this pamphlet, directed at the Royal Society, Govard Bidloo accused the anatomist William Cowper of plagiarizing his earlier anatomical atlas by using his illustrations without permission. The pamphlet contains correspondence between the publishers Samuel Smith, Benjamin Walford, and Henry Boom, the physician to King William III, Dr. Hutton and Bidloo, and between Bidloo and William Cowper. Bidloo intiates his accusation by declaring Cowper to be a threat to all people publishing in the arts and sciences and demanding that the Royal Society expel him from their ranks. The pamphlet provides a vast amount of information regarding the transfer of Gerard de Lairesse's anatomical illustrations from Bidloo's publishers in Amsterdam, to Cowper's publishers in England. The pamphlet also sheds light on Bidloo's voracious personality as he provides a variety of colourful mockeries and names to describe Cowper and his plagiarism.

Creator

Govard Bidloo

Source

Godefridi Bidloo Opera Omnia Anatomico Chirurgica. Edita et Inedita. Quorum Sequens Pagina Seriem Continet. (Translated to: Govard Bidloo's Anatomical and Surgical works, published and unpublished, the order of which is contained in the following pages)

Publisher

Samuel Luchtmans

Date

1715

Rights

Google (2011)

Relation

Anatomia Humani Corporis
Ontleding des Meschelyken Lichaams
The Anatomy of Humane Bodies

Format

Jpeg

Language

Latin
Dutch

Type

Pamphlet

Identifier

Seventeenth century copyright conflicts

Date Created

1715

Is Part Of

Godefridi Bidloo Opera Omnia Anatomico Chirurgica. Edita et Inedita. Quorum Sequens Pagina Seriem Continet. (Translated to: Govard Bidloo's Anatomical and Surgical works, published and unpublished, the order of which is contained in the following pages)

Medium

Book

Bibliographic Citation

Govard Bidloo. "Gulielmus Cowper Criminis Literarii Citatus Coram Tribunali Nobiliss. Ampliss. Societatis Britanno-Regiae, per Godefridum Bidloo." In Godefridi Bidloo Opera Omnia Anatomico Chirurgica. Edita et Inedita. Quorum Sequens Pagina Seriem Continet. (Translated to: Govard Bidloo's Anatomical and Surgical works, published and unpublished, the order of which is contained in the following pages). Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans, 1715. Pp 57 - 122.

Audience

The Royal Society, London
William Cowper

Files

criminalis literarii cowper and bidloo.JPG
page 1 criminalis literarii.JPG

Citation

Govard Bidloo, “Gulielmus Cowper, Criminis Literarii Citatus, Coram Tribunali. Nobiliss: Ampliss: Societatis Britanno-Regiae, per Godefridum Bidloo,” U of G Omeka, accessed November 19, 2018, https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/items/show/2759.

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