Today I’m working on a treatment that is basically the rare book equivalent of cleaning under the couch cushions. This 2-volume herbal was used by a previous owner as a plant press, and many leaves, flowers and other assorted plant parts were discovered in-between its pages by our special collections librarian. The plants had already […]
paths4byzantium: beckerrarebooks: arccarleton: MINIATURE MONDAY! Gabriel Coterius. Historia plantarum : earum imagines, nomenclatura, qualitates, et natale solum. 2nd Ed. Lugnudi: Apud Viduam Gabrielli Coterij, 1567. Call No. QK41 .C84 1567 That is one marvelous miniature! Awesome. I want to look at a copy. You can look at an earlier edition for free on the Internet Archive! The […]
All these leaves and flowers were found pressed between the pages of one of our herbals, from Special Collections.