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Corporate Author New York Botanical Garden, issuing body.

Title Flora illustrata : great works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden / edited by Susan M. Fraser and Vanessa Bezemer Sellers ; foreword by Gregory Long.

Publication Info. Bronx, New York : The New York Botanical Garden ; New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  OVR 016.58 FLORA    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  016.58 FLORA    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Oversized  OVERSIZE 580.222 FLORA    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  580.222 FLORA    Check Shelf
Description xxiii, 296 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index.
Contents Noble science : building the library collection / Susan M. Fraser -- European medieval and Renaissance herbals / Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi -- "Plants in their perfection" : the botanical garden and the illustrated book / Therese O'Malley -- Pleasure gardens in print : recreation and education in the landscape, 1550-1850 / Vanessa Bezemer Sellers -- Linnaeus and the foundation of modern botany / Gina Douglas -- New World explorations : Brazil / H. Walter Lack -- Creating a North American flora / Elizabeth S. Eustis with David Andrews -- Early American horticultural traditions : gardening with plants from the New World / Mark Laird -- Toward an American landscape theory / Judith K. Major -- The horticultural enterprise : markets, mail, and media in nineteenth-century America / Elizabeth S. Eustis -- "An American Kew" / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers.
Summary 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.
Subject LuEsther T. Mertz Library -- Catalogs.
LuEsther T. Mertz Library -- History.
Botanical libraries -- New York (State) -- New York.
Book collecting -- New York (State) -- New York.
Botany -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Horticulture -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Botanical illustration -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Illustrated books -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Rare books -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Added Author Fraser, Susan M., editor.
Sellers, Vanessa Bezemer, editor.
ISBN 9780300196627
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