Monday, October 22, 2007

Leonhart Fuchs De Historia Stirpium

To celebrate the completion of Christine Borland's 'To be Set and Sown in the Garden' 2002, based upon the design of a medieval physic garden, Glasgow University published on line, Leonhart Fuchs' De historia stirpium commentarii insignes (or, Notable commentaries on the history of plants) which was first published in 1542. A massive, folio volume, this landmark work describes in Latin some 497 plants, and is illustrated by over 500 superb woodcuts based upon first-hand observation.

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