Great natural history books and their creators

Great natural history books and their creators

By: Desmond, Ray

Price: £20.00


Ambitiously conceived and grandly executed natural history books, with their sumptuous large-format illustrations, are now some of the most expensive antiquarian collectors' items. This book attempts to put them in context; though the last chapter (on 'clerics as authors') does sit rather uncomfortably alongide treatments of Temple of Flora, Birds of America and Flora Graeca. Printed on high quality heavyweight paper, this book's 176 pages are crammed with interesting insights. In the words of one of the chapter headings, 'a curious tale'.

Title: Great natural history books and their creators

Author Name: Desmond, Ray

Categories: Botanical Art,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: The British Library / Oak Knoll Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0 7123 4774 7

ISBN Number 13: 9780712347747

Binding: Hard covers, dust jacket

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Weight: 1.00

Seller ID: 2942

Keywords: English