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The Art of Botanical Illustration
Selected Bibliography

Anderson, F. J.A
Treasury of Flowers: rare illustrations from the collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Boston: Little Brown, 1990.

Blunt, Wilfrid, 1901-
The Illustrated Herbal. New York, N.Y.: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

Brindle, John V.
Flora Portrayed: classics of botanical art from the Hunt Institute collection. Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1985.

Buchanan, Handasyde.
Nature into Art: A Treasury of Great Natural History Books. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979.

Calmann, Gerta.
Ehret: Flower Painter Extraordinary: an illustrated biography. Oxford: Phaidon, 1977.

Coats, Alice M.
The Book of Flowers; four centuries of flower illustration. London: Phaidon, 1973.

Desmond, Ray.
A Celebration of Flowers: Two Hundred Years of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in association with Collingridge, 1987.

Gascoigne, Bamber.
Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

The Glory of the Garden: a loan exhibition in association with the Royal Horticultural Society. London: Sotheby's, 1987.

Johnston, Stanley H.
Cleveland's Treasures from the World of Botanical Literature. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Press, 1998.

Kabelac, Karl Sanford.
"Nineteenth-Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates" in University of Rochester Library Bulletin. Volume XXXV, 1982. Pp. 93-113.

Kramer, Jack, 1927-
Women of Flowers: A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1996.

New York Public Library.
Nature's Mirror: 200 Years of Botanical Illustration. New York: New York Public Library c1989.

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
From Seed to Flower: Philadelphia, 1681-1876: a horticultural point of view.
Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1976.

Pinault, M.
The Painter as Naturalist: from Durer to Redoute. New York: Abbeville, 1991.

Rix, Martyn. The Art of Botanical Illustration. New York: Arch Cape Press: Distributed by Crown Publishers, 1990.

St. Louis Mercantile Library Association.
Seed for Thought: an exhibition of early seed catalogues, horticultural manuals and illustrated books related to 19th and 20th century American gardening. St. Louis: St. Louis Mercantile Library Association, c1988

Saunders, Gill.
Picturing Plants: An Analytical History of Botanical Illustration. Berkeley: University of California Press in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1995.

Sitwell, Sacheverell, 1897-
Great Flower Books, 1700-1900: a bibliographical record of two centuries of finely-illustrated flower books. London: Collins, 1956.

Stearn, William T. (William Thomas), 1911-
Flower Artists of Kew: Botanical Paintings by Contemporary Artists. London: Herbert Press in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1990.

Timby, Sara.
The Orchid Observed: Five Centuries of Botanical Illustration: an exhibit of books from the collections of William K. Glikbarg and the Stanford University Libraries … Stanford, Calif.: Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, c1982.

Tongiorgi Tomasi, Lucia.
An Oak Spring Flora: flower illustration from the fifteenth century to the present. Upperville, Va.: Oak Spring Garden Library; New Haven: Distributed by Yale University Press, 1997.

Van Ravenswaay, Charles.
Drawn from Nature: the Botanical Art of Joseph Prestele and his Sons. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984.

Verdant Riches Revealed: A Selection from the Treasures of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, N.Y.: New York Botanical Garden, c1998.

Woodhams, Marca L.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Horticulture Branch Library.
Unpublished notes on nursery and seed trade catalog artists.

INTERNET SITES

Botanical Illustration: A Selected Bibliography.
www.library.wwu.edu/ref/subjguides/BOTILL.htm

Exhibits of Rare Books and Art Works at The Holden Arboretum
members.aol.com/stanley177/exhibit.htm

Haley & Steele presents Engravings and Lithographs by Women Botanical Illustrators of the 18th and 19th Centuries
www.haleysteele.com/exhibition/wbi/introduction.html

National Agricultural Library, Special Collections. Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection.
www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll/collect/nursery.html

The New York Botanical Garden. LuEster T. Mertz Library.
www.nybg.org/bsci/libr/Colle.html

New York State Biological Survey. Bibliography of natural history illustration.
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/bionh_bib.html#top

Perennial Pages. An exhibition of flower illustration in books since the Renaissance: Glasgow University Library 13 May - 26 August 1995.
Special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/perennial/pindex.html

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