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Rare treasures from the Library of the Natural History Museum

Author: Judith Magee; Natural History Museum (London, England). General Library.; Natural History Museum (London, England),
Publisher: London : Published by the Natural History Museum, London, [2015] ©2015
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The Library of the Natural History Museum contains one of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world. It holds over half a million artworks, comprising one of Britain's biggest art collections and representing all the great natural history artists, and many thousands of books, including some richly illustrated volumes of great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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All Authors / Contributors: Judith Magee; Natural History Museum (London, England). General Library.; Natural History Museum (London, England),
ISBN: 0565093487 9780565093488
OCLC Number: 921186126
Notes: In clam shell case, 36 x 28 x 4 cm.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm + 36 leaves of plates (some color ; 34 x 26 cm)
Contents: Pliny the Elder : Historia naturalis / Lisa Di Tommaso --
Jacob Meydenbach : Ortus sanitatis / Judith Magee --
Basilius Besler : Hortus eystettensis / Andrea Hart --
John Gerard : The herball or generall historie of plantes / Robert Huxley --
Ulisses Aldrovandi : Monstrorum historia cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium / Lisa Di Tommaso --
Michał Piotr Boym : Flora Sinensis / Andrea Hart --
Robert Hooke : Micrographia / Robert Huxley --
Maria Sibylla Merian : Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium / S. Grace Touzel --
Louis Renard : Poissons, écrivisses et crabs, de diverses couleurs et figures extraordinaires / Judith Magee --
Mark Catesby : The natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands / Victoria R.M. Pickering --
Robert Furber : Twelve months of flowers / Andrea Hart --
Albertus Seba : Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri / Lisa Di Tommaso --
Christoph Trew : Plantae selectae / Andrea Hart --
Moses Harris : The Aurelian / Paul M. Cooper --
William Hamilton : Campi Phlegraei : observations on the volcanoes of the Two Sicilies / Lisa Di Tommaso --
James Barbut : The genera insectorum of Linnaeus / Andrea Hart --
Thomas Martyn : The universal conchologist / Kathie Way --
John Abbot : The natural history of lepidopterous insects of Georgia / S. Grace Touzel --
Robert John Thornton : Temple of Flora / Robert Huxley --
Commission des Sciences et Arts d'Égypte : Description de l'Égypte / Judith Magee --
Pierre-Joseph Redouté : Les roses / Sandra Knapp --
John James Audubon : The birds of America / Paul M. Cooper --
Edward Lear : Illustrations of the family of Psittacidae, or parrots / Paul M. Cooper --
John Edward Gray : Illustrations of Indian zoology / Ann Datta --
Richard Owen : Memoir of the pearly nautilus / David Williams --
Louis Agassiz : Recherches sur les poissons fossiles / Zerina Johanson --
Georges Cuvier : Le règne animal / David Williams --
James Bateman : The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala / Sandra Knapp --
John Gould : Monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds / Ann Datta --
Daniel Giraud Elliot : A monograph of the Paradiseidae, or birds of paradise / Robert Prys-Jones --
Ernst Haeckel : Art forms in nature / Ronald Jenner.
Other Titles: Rare treasures
Responsibility: edited by Judith Magee.
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