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Title(s):

Character of forest trees.

Published/Created:
England, circa 1817.
Physical Description:
1 v. (31 leaves) : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QK477.2.I4 C43 1817
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Classification:
Archives & Manuscripts
Notes:
Cover title.
In pen and black ink.
Paper watermarked 1817.
Bound in contemporary dark blue half calf and marbled boards, with gilt calf title label on upper cover.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 139
Manuscript album of botanical illustrations of English trees. The album bears no record of author or date, although the paper is watermarked 1817. The illustrations are of a scientific nature, with no tree specimen drawn in its entirety. Each page of the album depicts one species of tree. For each species a central large illustration depicts a tree twig with multiple leaves, with smaller illustrations at the bottom of the page showing such details as flowers, petals, stamina, fruit, seeds, and cones. Each tree is identified with its Latin and English name. Many identifications are accompanied by short descriptive excerpts from Linnaeus's Species plantarum, in English. Several longer descriptions, up to a full page, are excerpted from John Evelyn's Sylva.
Subject Terms:
Botany -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Evelyn, John, 1620-1706. Sylva.
Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778. Species plantarum. English.
Trees -- Classification -- Pictorial works.
Trees -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Trees -- Identification -- Pictorial works.
Trees -- Seeds -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Botanical illustrations.
Ink drawings.
Sketchbooks.
Contributors:
Evelyn, John, 1620-1706. Sylva.
Linné, Carl von, 1707-1778. Species plantarum. English.
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Character of Forest Trees. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund.


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