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- DescriptionThis three-volume catalogue presents five manuscripts containing some 780 mainly botanical drawings, w in the library of the Institut de France. They were produced for Federico Cesi in the 1620s to further the research of the scientific society he had founded in Rome, the Accademia dei Lincei, of which Cassia dal Pozzo was a member. The manuscripts were acquired by Cassia in 1633 following Cesi's death, together with three companion manuscripts dedicated to drawings of fungi (published in Part B.II of the catalogue raisonne). Many of the drawings depict plants such as ferns, bryophytes, mosses and liverworts, which had been considered 'imperfect' because (like fungi) they seemed to lack reproductive structures--flowers, fruit or seeds. In 1624, Galileo gave his fellow academicians a microscope, and with this vel 'aid to the eyes', wrote ather Linceo, 'our Prince Cesi saw to it that many plants hitherto believed by botanists to be lacking in seeds were drawn on paper'. Indeed, these drawings constitute some of the earliest microscopic studies in the history of science. One manuscript is dedicated to illustrations of seaweeds and is the first kwn sustained study of this subject, while ather is a miscellaneous volume that includes 30 prints as well as drawings of fungi and lichen, insects, a bat, a hermaphrodite rat and other curiosities. Introductory essays discuss the importance of these drawings to Cesi's researches and how the manuscripts made their way into the collections of the Institut de France, their botanical content and place in the history of botanical illustration. All drawings are reproduced as full-plate colour illustrations and accompanied by botanical identifications and commentary.
- Author BiographyBrent Elliott was the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society from 1982 to 2007, and is now the Society's Historian. He is the author of Victorian Gardens (1986), Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society (1994), The Country House Garden (1995), Flora (2001) and The Royal Horticultural Society: A History 1804-2004 (2004). A former editor of Garden History, he is now the editor of Occasional Papers from the RHS Lindley Library; among his contributions to this series are 'Charles Darwin in the British horticultural press' (2010) and 'Eighteenth-century science in the garden' (2011). Luigi Guerrini is a historian specialising in the history of science in Italy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and particularly in the history of the early Accademia dei Lincei (1603-30). He has held post-doctoral fellowships and research positions in Italy and abroad. He is the editor of the two-volume edition of Federico Cesi's Apiarium (2005-6), the author of I trattati naturalistici di Federico Cesi (2006) and a contributor to Part B.VIII of the Paper Museum, Flora: The Aztec Herbal (2009). David Pegler is the former Head of Mycology at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and co-author of Part B.II: Fungi (2005) in the Paper Museum series. His taxonomic research has specialised in tropical and temperate Basidiomycetes, for which he received a Science Research Council individual merit promotion, and he has published 16 books and more than 300 scientific papers. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society, London, of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and Centenary Fellow of the British Mycological Society. He has held visiting professorships at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Lodz, Poland, the Instituto de Botanica, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the University of Jilin, China.
- Author(s)B Elliott,D Pegler,L Guerrini
- PublisherBrepols N.V.
- Date of Publication20/04/2015
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationBelgium
- ImprintHarvey Miller Publishers
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight6827 g
- Width221 mm
- Height287 mm
- Spine112 mm
- Contained items statement3 Hardbacks
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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