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Great natural history books and their creators

Author: Ray Desmond
Publisher: London, UK : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2003.
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"Among the most admired and rarest works ever created are the large-scale books of natural history. The detailed drawings and the remarkable color reproductions found in these magnificent editions truly astounded the art and book worlds. Great Natural History Books and their Creators reveals the incredible stories behind these exceptional collector's books. Ray Desmond engagingly shares with the reader the dramatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biobibliography
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History
Biobibliographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Desmond, Ray.
Great natural history books and their creators.
London, UK : British Library ; New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2003
(OCoLC)676867923
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Desmond
ISBN: 0712347747 9780712347747 1584560908 9781584560906
OCLC Number: 50410149
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: The book trade --
The discovery of the New World --
Investigating the flora of Asia --
A garden at Eichstätt --
Some early nurserymen's catalogues --
Professor Beringer's fossils --
A curious tale --
Banks's florilegium --
William Curtis --
The temple of Flora --
The birds of America --
Flora graeca --
Flora danica --
Nature printing and related methods --
Clerics as authors.
Responsibility: Ray Desmond.
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Amongst the greatest books every created are the large-scale works of natural history researched and written by apothecaries and scientists. The stories behind such books are told by Ray Desmond,  Read more...

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