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John Day's Orchids
November 30, 2005 9:44 AM   Subscribe

The orchid scrapbooks of John Day. Over the course of 40 years, John Day participated in the popular Victorian pursuit of orchid collection. He collected his stunning paintings of the plants into 53 scrapbooks, a selection of which is available online at the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. [via the remarkable BibliOdyssey]
posted by frykitty (7 comments total)

 
Oh My God. This is good. The gorgeous drawings. These scrapbooks are making me deliriously happy right now.

I concur with the remarkability of peacay's BibliOdyssey.
posted by iconomy at 9:55 AM on November 30, 2005


This is awesome, thank you for sharing!
posted by headspace at 10:09 AM on November 30, 2005


The flowers are pretty, but I'm bookmarking BibliOdyssey.
posted by Gator at 10:09 AM on November 30, 2005


The flowers are pretty, but I'm bookmarking BibliOdyssey.

The flowers may have partly been an excuse to call attention to the blog. Maybe. Mmmhmm.
posted by frykitty at 10:21 AM on November 30, 2005


Huzzah!
posted by raedyn at 11:42 AM on November 30, 2005


Excellent, thanks frykitty! (and thanks peacay ...)
posted by carter at 12:55 PM on November 30, 2005


overwhelmingly beautiful, thanks!
posted by jann at 2:24 PM on November 30, 2005


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