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Nicolas Barker. Hortus Eystettensis: The Bishop's Garden and Besler's Magnificent Book. New York, 1994. This book tells the story of the magnificent early 17th Century garden of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt, Germany, and the book that Basilius Besler created to illustrate it. $85.00



Wilfrid Blunt. The Art of Botanical Illustration. London, 1950. Cloth. An excellent and well-illustrated classic, very scarce in this original cloth. $75



Basic ReferenceWilfrid Blunt and William T. Stearn. The Art of Botanical Illustration. New York, 1994. A paperbound reissue of the above, with much improved illustrations. Excellent. $14.95



The Art of the GardenTHE ART OF THE GARDEN: COLLECTING ANTIQUE BOTANICAL PRINTS
Denise DeLaurentis & Hollie Powers Holt. Altglen, PA, 2006. Cloth.

Illustrated with over 300 full-color images, this gorgeous book documents the magnificent botanical prints of the 17th through the turn of the 20th Centuries. Artists include Besler, Sweert and Volckamer from the 17th Century, Merian, Catesby and Thornton from the 18th, and Brookshaw, Redouté and Philadelphia's Thomas Meehan from the 19th. $79.95



Charles-Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle. Sertum Anglicum. 1788. Pittsburgh: 1963. Cloth. Out of print. A handsome facsimile edition, bound in marbled boards, of L'Héritier's important work of plant science, with illustrations by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and James Sowerby. The volume includes a translation and critical studies. $40.00



Bernard McTigue. Nature Illustrated. Flowers, Plants, and Trees 1550- 1900. New York, 1989. Cloth. Out of print. A companion volume to Joseph Kastner's The Bird Illustrated, depicting the best images from the collection of the New York Public Library. $40.00



Reveal: America's Botanical BeautyAMERICA'S BOTANICAL BEAUTY.
ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
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James L. Reveal. Golden, Colorado, 1996. Paper.

An informative overview of the history of publications on American flora, generously and colorfully illustrated with images from the collections of the Library of Congress. Soft-cover edition of Reveal's earlier book, originally entitled Gentle Conquest. $24.95



Reveal: Gentle Conquest GENTLE CONQUEST. THE BOTANICAL DISCOVERY OF NORTH AMERICA.
James L. Reveal. Washington, 1992. Cloth.

An informative overview of the history of publications on American flora, generously and colorfully illustrated with images from the collections of the Library of Congress. $39.95



Gill Saunders. Picturing Plants: An Analytical History of Botanical Illustration. Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1995. Cloth. Saunders discusses the form and function of this durable art form over the centuries, and in particular the intersection between science and art wherein the discipline flourishes. Color illustrations. $18.00



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