Wednesday, 20 May 2015

New and rare plants

This multi-volume publication by Henry Charles Andrews (active 1799-1828) combined the botanical and artistic talents of its author, and its serial format facilitated easier access to such information for budding gardeners of the era. Its focus is centred primarily on the era’s recently discovered species.

Verbascum ferrugineum, ex.: The botanist's repository, for new and rare plants (London : Printed by T. Bensley, and published by the author, 1797-1815)

If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.
A spotlight exhibition can also be viewed on the digital display wall in the Hardiman Foyer during the month of May.

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