Panteek's Botanical and Natural History Prints Bibliography

  

 

Botanical Books

 

Anderson, Frank J.

A Treasury of Flowers

1990 Little, Brown & Co.

ISBN #0-8212-1758-5

 

Barker, Nicolas & Aymonin, Gérard G.

Botanical Prints from the Hortus Eystettensis,

 2000 Harry N. Abrams Inc.

ISBN #0-8109-2743-8

 

Bennett, Whitman

A Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books

1949

 

Blunt, Wilfrid

The Art of Botanical Illustration

1950 Collins

A good all round reference with a lot of biographical detail, covering

five hundred years of botanical illustration.

 

BMC (NH)

Catalogue of the Books . . . in the British Museum (Natural History)

8 volumes, including Supplement

London 1903-1940, reprint 1964

 

Calman, Gerta

Ehret Flower Painter Extraordinary,

1977 Folio Colored and Plain Plates

A Serious Study

 

Christie’s

December, 2002 Important Botanical Books from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue of Sale

Very good illustrations and descriptions of many of the great illustrated flower books

 

Coats, A.M.

The Book of Flowers: Four Centuries of Flower Illustration

London 1973

 

Dunthorne, G.

Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and early 19th Centuries

London 1938

 

Elliot, Brent

Flora, An Illustrated History of The Garden Flower

2001 Firefly

ISBN #1-55209-604-1

 

Elliot, Brent

Treasures of The Royal Horticultural Society

1994 Sagapress/Timber Press

ISBN #0-88192-297-8

 

Dance, Peter

Classic Natural History Prints, 1991

There are several titles in this series.  Each contains 60 colored plates with a brief note on the source book.  Subjects covered include shells, butterflies, animals, birds of prey, and ornamental flowers

 

Freeman, R. B.

British Natural History Books 1495-1900, 1980

Very useful as it gives information not easily found elsewhere, but no illustrations.  Includes botany.  Covers only books on British subjects.

 

Grigson, Geoffrey

The Englishman’s Flora

1955 Phoenix House Ltd.

 

Hatton, Richard G.

Handbook of Plant and Floral Ornament from Early Herbals

1960 Dover Publications Inc.

ISBN #0-486-20649-1

 

Henrey, B.

British Botanical and Horticultural Literature before 1800

3 volumes

London 1975

 

Hobhouse, Penelope

Plants in Garden History

1997 Pavilion

ISBN #1-85793-273-0

 

Hunt, Rachel McMasters Miller

The Hunt Botanical Catalogue, Vol. 1 (1150-1700) and Vol. 2 Parts 1 & 2 (1701-1800).

1958 Maurizio Martino (reprint) and The Hunt Botanical Library

ISBN #1-57898-0283 and #1-57898-C48-8

An excellent scholarly reference without images.

 
Jackson, B.D.

Guide to the Literature of Botany

1881 London

 

Janson, H. Frederic

Pomona’s Harvest, An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature

1996 Timber Press

ISBN 0-88192-336-2

 

Johnston, Stanley H. Jr.

Cleveland’s Treasures from the World of Botanical Literature

1998 Orange Frazer Press

ISBN #1-882203-51-8

Excellent reference from the erudite Cleveland curator,
with many illustrations.

 

Kramer, Jack

Women of Flowers, A Tribute to Victorian Women Illustrators

1996 Stewart, Tabori, & Chang

ISBN #1-55670-497-6

 

Lack, H. Walter

Garden Eden: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

2001 Taschen

ISBN #3-8228-1521-7

 

Landwehr, J.H.

Studies in Dutch Books with Coloured Plates published 1662-1875

1976 The Hague

 

Lindley Library

Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Manuscripts and Drawings

1927 Royal Horticultural Society

 

MacPhail, I.

Books illustrated by Redouté in: A Catalogue of Redoutéana exhibited at the Hunt Botanical Library

1963 Pittsburgh

 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

A Catalogue of the Library (1918-1920 Boston)

Dictionary Catalog of the Library (1963 Boston)

 

McLean, Ruari and Antonia

Benjamin Fawcett

1988 Scholar Press, Gower Publishing Company Limited

ISBN #0 85967 789 3

The seminal work on the publications of
Benjamin Fawcett & hence William Morris

 

Merian, Maria Sibylla

New Book of Flowers

1999 Prestel

ISBN #3-7913-2080-7

 

Nelmes, Ernest and Cuthbertson, William

Curtis’s Botanical Magazine Dedications 1827-1927, Portraits and Biographical Notes

1931 Bernard Quaritch

 

Nissen, C.

Die botanische Buchillustration

2 volumes

1951-1956 Stuttgart

 

Plesch, Arpad

The Library of the Stiftung für Botanik, Liechtenstein, collected by the late Arpad Plesch

3 volumes

1975-1976 London, Sotheby’s

 

Pomona Britannica

2002 Taschen publ.

ISBN 3-8228-1463-6

 

Pritzel, G.A.

Thesaurus literaturae botanicae

1871-1877 Leipzig

 

Rix, M.

The Art of the Botanist

1981 London

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Catalogue of the Library

1899 London

 

Stafleu, F.A. and Cowan, R.S.

Taxonomic Literature

Volumes I-VI, second edition

1976-1986 Utrecht

 

Quinby, J. and Stevenson, A.

 

McTigue, Bernard

Nature Illustrated, Flowers, Plants, and Trees 1550-1900

1989 Harry N. Abrams Inc.

ISBN #0-8109-1176-0

 

Rix, Martyn

The Art of the Botanist, 1981

Illustrated Coffee-table Book

 

Sitwell, Sacheverell

Great Flower Books 1700-1900

1990 Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN #0-87113-284-2

A fine, widely used reference with illustrations

 

Sotheby’s

A Magnificent Collection of Botanical Books

1987 Hardback Catalogue Robert de Belder Sale Catalogue,

This catalogs one of the greatest collections ever sold at auction &

is an excellent source of illustrations and descriptions of many great
botanical works

 

Sotheby’s

Arpad Plesch Collection Sale Catalogue

1977 Three Volumes

Very detailed work with more comprehensive coverage than de Belder, but only black and white illustrations

  

Tomasi, Lucia Tongiorgi

An Oak Spring Flora

1998 Oak Spring Garden Library

ISBN #0-300-07139-6

Another excellent recent reference with many illustrations

 

Whittle, Tyler

The Plant Hunters

1970 Chilton Book Company and Thomas Nelson & Sons

ISBN: 809-5472-x

 

Whittle, Tyler & Cook, Christopher

Curtis’s Flower Garden Displayed: 120 Plates from the years 1787-1807

1991 Magna Books

ISBN #1-85422-149-3

 

 

Natural History Books

 

Anker, Jean

Bird Books and Bird Art

1938 (re-issued 1973 and possibly again since then)

A very good history as well as a bibliography

 

Aramata, H.

Birds of the World

1989 Crown Publ.

ISBN 0-517-573741

 

Bennett, Whitman

A Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books

1949

 

Buchanan, Handasyde

Nature into Art. A Treasury of Great Natural History Books, 1979

Very well illustrated by the co-author with Sitwell of Fine Bird Books.

The book contains a reprint of his catalogue of Natural History books issued in 1934.

 

Dance, Peter

The Art of the Natural History, 1978

Similar to the Martyn Rix book about botany

 

Dance, Peter

Classic Natural History Prints, 1991

There are several titles in this series.  Each contains 60 colored plates with a brief note on the source book.  Subjects covered include shells, butterflies, animals, birds of prey, and ornamental flowers.

 

Dance, Peter

A History of Shell Collecting, 1966

Very good bibliography with a few small portraits of conchologists and detailed survey of shell collecting and collectors, re-issued in 1986

 

Freeman, R. B.

British Natural History Books 1495-1900, 1980

Very useful as it gives information not easily found elsewhere, but no illustrations.  Includes botany.  Covers only books on British subjects

 

Hyman, Susan

Edward Lear’s Birds

1980 William Morrow & Co.

ISBN 0-688-03671-6

 

Jackson, Christine E.

Dictionary of Bird Artists of the World, 1999

ISBN #1 85149 203 8

Probably the most comprehensive work on bird artists and illustrators, listed alphabetically with dates of birth and death and a short biography on each, with over 90 pages of colored & black & white illustrations

 

Kastner, Joseph

The Bird Illustrated 1550-1900, From the Collections of the New York Public Library

1988 Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

ISBN 0-8109-0746-1

 

Lambourne, Maureen

John Gould’s Birds of Great Britain

1986 Bloomsbury Books

ISBN 0-906223-74-1

 

McLean, Ruari and Antonia

Benjamin Fawcett

1988 Scholar Press, Gower Publishing Company Limited

ISBN #0 85967 789 3

 

Pasquier, Roger F & Farrand, John Jr.

Masterpieces of Bird Art: 700 Years of Ornithological Illustration

1991 Abbeville Press, Incorporated, New York

ISBN #1558591346

 

Sitwell, Sacheverell

Fine Bird Books, 1700-1900

1990 Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN #0-87113-285-0

 

Sotheby’s

1989 H. Bradley Martin Collection Sale, June and December Catalogues

The June catalogue is useful for the fine and rare, the December one for the lesser, but still interesting books.

 

Bennett, Whitman

1949 A Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books

 

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