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Flora illustrata : great works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden

Author: Susan M Fraser; Vanessa Bezemer Sellers; New York Botanical Garden,
Publisher: Bronx, New York : The New York Botanical Garden ; New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
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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 more than one million cataloged items. In this sumptuously illustrated volume, international experts  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Fraser; Vanessa Bezemer Sellers; New York Botanical Garden,
ISBN: 9780300196627 0300196628
OCLC Number: 875644465
Description: xxiii, 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 30 cm
Contents: Part I. The library of the New York Botanical Garden. Noble science : building the library collection / Susan M. Fraser --
Part II. Great herbals, flower books, and garden prints. 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 --
Part III. Groundbreaking works on botanical discovery. 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 --
Part IV. Celebrated works on American gardening and horticulture. 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 --
Part V. The landscape of the New York Botanical Garden. "An American Kew" / Elizabeth Barlow Rogers.
Responsibility: edited by Susan M. Fraser and Vanessa Bezemer Sellers ; foreword by Gregory Long.
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