An Oak Spring Herbaria

Herbs and Herbals from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries: A Selection of the Rare Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art in the Collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon

Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Tony Willis; Edited with a Description of the American Herbals by Mark Argetsinger; Translated from the Italian by Lisa Chien

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April 30, 2019
456 pages, x
400 color illus.
ISBN: 9780965450812
Cloth

This magnificent compendium is the fourth in a series of catalogues describing selections of rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection assembled by Mrs. Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon. Herbaria describes sixty-three books and manuscripts about herbs and includes exquisite illustrations selected from the works themselves. Spanning the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries, and featuring works by Brunfels, Culpeper, Monardes, and Linnaeus, among others, this authoritative catalogue will prove fascinating to botanists, bibliophiles, garden historians, and herbalists alike.

Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi is the Distinguished Delegate to the Chancellor of Culture and Honorary President of the Museum of Graphic Arts at the University of Pisa. Tony Willis is the head librarian at the Oak Spring Garden Library.
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