Rare Botany Books
December 22, 2003 4:49 AM   Subscribe

The Missouri Botanical Garden Library has scanned and posted 46 volumes of its rare book collection. 16,133 pages and 2,050 beautiful illustrations are currently available.
As an example, see this engraving of a foxglove by Pierre Vallet from 1608.
posted by thatwhichfalls (7 comments total)
Scanned the whole lot all right, even the blank pages. :-)

Nice link. My wife will love this.
posted by Dick Paris at 4:52 AM on December 22, 2003

What an excellent resource: I love this kind of stuff. Many thanks, thatwhichfalls.
posted by misteraitch at 5:37 AM on December 22, 2003

This is great. Thanks.
posted by plep at 5:46 AM on December 22, 2003

Excellent! I hunt wild food and contemporary guides don't always have the best illustrations this is a useful additional resource.
posted by stbalbach at 6:33 AM on December 22, 2003

Nice. I really am tempted to start an organization that sends a nice engraved thing to organizations that digitize books.
posted by rudyfink at 7:36 AM on December 22, 2003

The Gardens themselves, in Saint Louis, are wonderful.
posted by kozad at 8:52 AM on December 22, 2003

Great site and collection, thanks, thatwhichfalls.
posted by carter at 9:22 AM on December 22, 2003

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