Northampton, MA: Smith College, 1981. Leaflet. Unpaginated. 24 x 16 cm. Collected issue of six leaflets describing botanical books held by the Rare Book Room at Smith. The leaflets were printed in editions of 250 copies, with one hundred copies reserved for a special issue. They were never offered for sale, and produced as gifts for donors, project participants, and other staff and students. The leaflets are housed in a printed folder, the whole contained in a clamshell box, printed and bound by Barbara Blumenthal at the Catawaba Press, with her binder's ticket. The subjects are Carl von Linné, Herbarius latinus (1484), Otto Brunfels' Herbarum vivae eicones (1532-36), Leonhart Fuchs' Primi de stirpium (1545), Heironymus Bock's De stirpium... commentariorum libri tres (1552), and John Parkinson's Paradisi in sole (1629). The texts are by Alison York and Lynne Bush, the illustrations are by Pamela See. The depiction of rampion in the Fuchs leaflet has been hand-colored by the illustrator. Although not called for, this copy has an extra set of the six leaflets in the printed folder, with the Fuchs illustration not hand-colored. Very slight toning to folders, small stain on rear of box, else fine. WorldCat locates only one copt, at Smith. Leaflets in clamshell box. Near Fine. Item #3082
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