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An Oak Spring Sylva

An Oak Spring Sylva
Author: Sandra Raphael
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300242557
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An Oak Spring Sylva is the first of a series of discursive catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs. Paul Mellon. Each volume in the Oak Spring series will be a lovely and useful compendium for book collectors, librarians, and garden historians. This volume, which deals with books and manuscripts on trees, describes nearly fifty books, manuscripts, or drawings, from a tiny 1555 book on oaks to early nineteenth-century advice manuals on large-scale tree planting.
An Oak Spring Sylva
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Sandra Raphael
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-09-10 - Publisher: Yale University Press
An Oak Spring Sylva is the first of a series of discursive catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs. Paul Mellon. Each volume in the Oak Spring series will be a lovely and useful compendium for
An Oak Spring Herbaria
Language: en
Pages: 456
Authors: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, Tony Willis
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-30 - Publisher: Yale University Press
This magnificent compendium is the fourth in a series of catalogues describing selections of rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection assembled by Mrs. Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon. Herbaria describes sixty-three books and manuscripts about herbs and includes exquisite illustrations selected from the works
An Oak Spring Flora
Language: en
Pages: 427
Authors: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-05-29 - Publisher: Yale University Press
This is the latest volume in a major series that describes selections of the rare books, manuscripts, and other works of art held at Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Rachel Lambert Mellon. The 111 items chosen for this volume on floral illustration since the later Middle Ages
Presidents’ Gardens
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Linda Holden Hoyt
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The White House is the most famous house in the world – yet its 18 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and magnificent gardens, much beloved by the Presidents and their families, are rarely seen by the public. This book is a horticultural celebration of all the Presidents' gardens, beginning with
An Oak Spring Garland
Language: en
Pages: 45
Authors: Sandra Raphael
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-03 - Publisher:
The graphic arts have played a central role in the history of book illustration, and this exhibition of botanical books, prints, and drawings is also a demonstration of many techniques of printing pictures. In the Oak Spring Garden Library, Rachel Lambert Mellon has brought together her collection of books, drawings,
An Oak Spring Pomona
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Sandra Raphael
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-12-26 - Publisher: Yale University Press
An Oak Spring Pomona is the second in a series of catalogues describing selections of rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs. Paul Mellon. The Pomona describes one hundred books and manuscripts about fruit, with illustrations taken from some of the
Empire's Nature
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Amy R. W. Meyers, Margaret Beck Pritchard, Mark Catesby
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: UNC Press Books
Completed in 1747, Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands was the first major illustrated publication on the flora and fauna of Britain's American colonies. Together with his Hortus Britanno-Americanus (1763), which detailed plant species that might be transplanted successfully to British soil, Catesby's Natural History
Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Linda Jane Holden, Bryan Huffman, Thomas Lloyd
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-12 - Publisher: Gibbs Smith
A treasure trove of Bunny Mellon’s garden design philosophy and advice from her personal archive. Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon is for anyone who has enjoyed time spent in a garden, from aspiring garden makers to those who manage large estates. This collection is comprised of extracts from Bunny’s own
Journal of the New England Garden History Society
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Linda Jane Holden, Bryan Huffman, Thomas Lloyd
Categories: Gardens
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:
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John Evelyn's
Language: en
Pages: 310
Authors: Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (17, 1993, Washington, DC)
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
John Evelyn (1620-1706) was a pivotal figure in 17th-century intellectual life in England. The contributors approach him and his work from diverse disciplines: architectural and intellectual history and histories of science, agriculture, gardens, and literature. They present the "Elysium Britannicum" as a central document of late European humanism.