Flora: An Illustrated History of the Garden Flower. Bookseller Inventory #
With stunning illustrations from the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library collection and concise text by Royal Horticultural Society archivist Dr. Brent Elliott, Flora tell the fascinating story of the worldwide botanical exploration undertaken over the past 500 years.
Founded in 1804, the RHS led the way in sending collectors around the world in search of new floral species, fostering the domestic cultivation of the garden flowers we know and love today. In the process the RHS has built an unrivaled collection of stunning artworks and rare books covering five centuries of plant history. The Society's Lindley Library is one of the world's finest horticulture archives, containing more than 250,000 paintings, illustrations and rare books.
The illustrations in Flora, many by the great names in botanical art, are notable not only for their historical value in charting the development of garden flowers, but also for their indisputable beauty and artistic merit. Flora is divided into six geographical sections: Europe; Middle East; Southern & Tropical Africa; Australasia & The Pacific; The Americas; and Asia. Biographies of the botanists and artists are also included.
The history of botanical illustration is long and broad. Today, the art is undergoing a renaissance: botanical illustrations are found on everything from greeting cards to wallpaper to expensive original artworks. This spectacular collection of Royal Horticultural Society illustrations will capture the attention of gardeners and art lovers alike.
About the Author:
Dr. Brent Elliott is archivist of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is author of Victorian Gardens, The Country House Garden and Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Title: Flora: An Illustrated History of the Garden ...
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Firefly Books, Limited. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G1552096041I3N00
Book Description Firefly Books, 2001. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP15445428
Book Description Firefly Books, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9101686
Book Description Firefly Books, Limited. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G1552096041I5N00
Book Description Firefly Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2782186230
Book Description Firefly Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. NO EXPEDITED OR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FOR THIS ITEM because of size/weight. Ex-library w/ usual markings, stamps, & stickers. Dust jacket in mylar, taped to the cover. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000287748
Book Description Firefly Books, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1552096041
Book Description Firefly Books, Inc, New York, 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First American Edition. First Printing. Dr. Elliott is Librarian and Archivist of the Royal Horicultural Society. There is some wrinkling to the top rear of the jacket and one tiny tear. There are over 300 color illustrations and biographies. Please check about overseas shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 013026
Book Description Firefly Books 2001-11-03, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1552096041. Bookseller Inventory # 650366
Book Description Firefly, 2001. 4to., 2001. Hardcover, out of print. Fine in fine dust jacket. Art: Art; Gardening. Ships in a box directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California. Bookseller Inventory # U1552096041