Hortus Eystettensis. The Bishop's Garden and Besler's Magnificent Book.
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(London): The British Library (1995). Folio. Orig. cloth. Dustjacket. (viii 80pp.). With col. frontisp. half title-vign. 80 full-page plates text-illusts. most in col. and illust. end-papers. Fine. NOTE: In the early 17th century the Prince-Bishop of Eichstaff Germany created a splendid garden and he commissioned a monumental picture book of the plants published in 1613 by botanist-apothecary Basilius Besler. A few copies were hand-coloured and many of these rare examples are reproduced in this beautifully printed and carefully researched book.
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