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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.


Botanical Illustration: A Selected Bibliography.

Exhibits of Rare Books and Art Works at The Holden Arboretum

Haley & Steele presents Engravings and Lithographs by Women Botanical Illustrators of the 18th and 19th Centuries

National Agricultural Library, Special Collections. Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection.

The New York Botanical Garden. LuEster T. Mertz Library.

New York State Biological Survey. Bibliography of natural history illustration.

Perennial Pages. An exhibition of flower illustration in books since the Renaissance: Glasgow University Library 13 May - 26 August 1995.

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