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The Resource 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

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

Label
Flora illustrata : great works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden
Title
Flora illustrata
Title remainder
great works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan M. Fraser and Vanessa Bezemer Sellers ; foreword by Gregory Long
Creator
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Dewey number
016.58
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK98.3
LC item number
.N48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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New York Botanical Garden
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  • Fraser, Susan M.
  • Sellers, Vanessa Bezemer
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  • LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  • LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  • Botanical libraries
  • Book collecting
  • Botany
  • Horticulture
  • Botanical illustration
  • Illustrated books
  • Rare books
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn875644465
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xxiii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780300196627
Lccn
2014931108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Label
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn875644465
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xxiii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780300196627
Lccn
2014931108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)

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