Flora Illustrata

Flora Illustrata

Great Works From the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden

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The renowned LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden counts among its holdings many of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical and horticultural works ever created. More than eight centuries of knowledge, from the twelfth century to the present, are represented in the library's collection of over one million items. In this sumptuously illustrated volume, international experts introduce us to some of the library's most fascinating works--exceedingly rare books, stunning botanical artworks, handwritten manuscripts, Renaissance herbals, nursery catalogs, explorers' notebooks, and more. The contributors hold these treasures up for close inspection and offer surprising insights into their histories and importance.
Publisher: Bronx, New York : The New York Botanical Garden ; New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780300196627
0300196628
Branch Call Number: 016.58 NEW
Characteristics: xxiii, 296 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm

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