The John Golden Library: Book Illustration in the Age of Scientific Discovery

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The John Golden Library: Book Illustration in the Age of Scientific Discovery

The John Golden Library: Book Illustration in the Age of Scientific Discovery

The John Golden Library: Book Illustration in the Age of Scientific Discovery

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Audubon, John James | An original subscriber's copy preserving the wrappers, and with an important provenance

1. Audubon, John James | An original subscriber's copy preserving the wrappers, and with an important provenance

Audubon, John James, and James Bachman | A magnificent copy of the "largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America"

2. Audubon, John James, and James Bachman | A magnificent copy of the "largest successful color plate book project of 19th-century America"

Bartram, William | “It is written in the spirit of the old travellers.” — Coleridge

3. Bartram, William | “It is written in the spirit of the old travellers.” — Coleridge

Bigelow, Jacob | The first American book with color printing

4. Bigelow, Jacob | The first American book with color printing

Blackwell, Elizabeth | A subscriber's copy of the expanded German edition of the first herbal illustrated by a woman

5. Blackwell, Elizabeth | A subscriber's copy of the expanded German edition of the first herbal illustrated by a woman

Bolton, James | An exquisite work of original watercolors of ferns

6. Bolton, James | An exquisite work of original watercolors of ferns

Bonafous, Matthieu | The most authoritative reference on the cultivation of corn

7. Bonafous, Matthieu | The most authoritative reference on the cultivation of corn

Buchoz, Pierre Joseph | The Great Garden of the Universe

8. Buchoz, Pierre Joseph | The Great Garden of the Universe

Bury, Priscilla Susan (Falkner) | A splendid and rare botanical work by a woman artist, with distinguished provenance

9. Bury, Priscilla Susan (Falkner) | A splendid and rare botanical work by a woman artist, with distinguished provenance

Catesby, Mark | The "most famous colorplate book of American plant and animal life ..."

10. Catesby, Mark | The "most famous colorplate book of American plant and animal life ..."

Catesby, Mark | Catesby's collection of "Curious Trees and Shrubs"

11. Catesby, Mark | Catesby's collection of "Curious Trees and Shrubs"

Cellarius, Andreas | An outstanding example of atlas production from the Golden Age of Dutch cartography

12. Cellarius, Andreas | An outstanding example of atlas production from the Golden Age of Dutch cartography

Cook, James, Captain, et al. | The Frank S. Streeter set of the voyages that "form the basis for any collection of Pacific books"

13. Cook, James, Captain, et al. | The Frank S. Streeter set of the voyages that "form the basis for any collection of Pacific books"

Curtis, William | His monumental work on London's flora

14. Curtis, William | His monumental work on London's flora

Dodart, Dionys | "one of the great books in the history of botanical illustration"

15. Dodart, Dionys | "one of the great books in the history of botanical illustration"

Donovan, Edward | The first of its kind to deal with India's entomology

16. Donovan, Edward | The first of its kind to deal with India's entomology

Donovan, Edwards | First edition of a rare catalog of South Seas insects

17. Donovan, Edwards | First edition of a rare catalog of South Seas insects

Doughty, John and Thomas Doughty | The Laird U. Park, Jr. copy of "the first colored-plate sporting book printed in America"

18. Doughty, John and Thomas Doughty | The Laird U. Park, Jr. copy of "the first colored-plate sporting book printed in America"

Duppa, R[ichard] | The Plesch-de Belder copy of this exceedingly rare work

19. Duppa, R[ichard] | The Plesch-de Belder copy of this exceedingly rare work

Elliot, Daniel Giraud | "the same rank as Audubon and Edward Lear as a bird-painter"

20. Elliot, Daniel Giraud | "the same rank as Audubon and Edward Lear as a bird-painter"

Goos, Pieter | The most aesthetically pleasing of the early Dutch sea-atlases

21. Goos, Pieter | The most aesthetically pleasing of the early Dutch sea-atlases

Hughes, Griffith | One of the most important early botanical treatises on Barbados

22. Hughes, Griffith | One of the most important early botanical treatises on Barbados

Jefferys, Thomas | "One of the most authoritative and comprehensive atlases of America"

23. Jefferys, Thomas | "One of the most authoritative and comprehensive atlases of America"

Jefferys, Thomas | The rare Neptune Occidental

24. Jefferys, Thomas | The rare Neptune Occidental

Jefferys, Thomas | The Pierre S. duPont III-Sax copy of the North American Pilot

25. Jefferys, Thomas | The Pierre S. duPont III-Sax copy of the North American Pilot

Knapp, Samuel L. | The Jacques Levy copy of this rare work

26. Knapp, Samuel L. | The Jacques Levy copy of this rare work

Knorr, Georg Wolfgang | Nearly one thousand shells depicted on 190 plates

27. Knorr, Georg Wolfgang | Nearly one thousand shells depicted on 190 plates

Lambert, Aylmer Bourke | The Mackenzie-Horticultural Society of New York-de Belder-Von Hoffmann copy; one of twenty-five handcolored copies

28. Lambert, Aylmer Bourke | The Mackenzie-Horticultural Society of New York-de Belder-Von Hoffmann copy; one of twenty-five handcolored copies

Long, John | "the most valuable record of Indian life and the fur trade of the period"

29. Long, John | "the most valuable record of Indian life and the fur trade of the period"

Loudon, [Jane Wells] | A handsomely bound set of renewed works

30. Loudon, [Jane Wells] | A handsomely bound set of renewed works

Martyn, John | The Rous-Fitzwilliam-Hesketh copy of the first botanical book to be illustrated with color-printed plates

31. Martyn, John | The Rous-Fitzwilliam-Hesketh copy of the first botanical book to be illustrated with color-printed plates

Martyn, Thomas | Exquisite depictions of shells collected during Captain Cook's three voyages

32. Martyn, Thomas | Exquisite depictions of shells collected during Captain Cook's three voyages

McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall | An exceptional copy of one of the great color plate books of nineteenth-century America

33. McKenney, Thomas L. and James Hall | An exceptional copy of one of the great color plate books of nineteenth-century America

Merian, Maria Sibylla | The rare de-luxe issue of Der Rupsen Begin

34. Merian, Maria Sibylla | The rare de-luxe issue of Der Rupsen Begin

Merian, Maria Sibylla | Merian's classic study on tropical insects

35. Merian, Maria Sibylla | Merian's classic study on tropical insects

Michaux, André | A groundbreaking monograph on American oaks, the Arpad Plesch copy

36. Michaux, André | A groundbreaking monograph on American oaks, the Arpad Plesch copy

Michaux, François-André | The first Illustrated Sylva of North America

37. Michaux, François-André | The first Illustrated Sylva of North America

Miller, Philip | The illustrated supplement to Miller's Gardeners Dictionary, with distinguished provenance

38. Miller, Philip | The illustrated supplement to Miller's Gardeners Dictionary, with distinguished provenance

Mount, William, and Thomas Page | "The Courses and Distances from one Place to Another..." — The Navigator's Bible

39. Mount, William, and Thomas Page | "The Courses and Distances from one Place to Another..." — The Navigator's Bible

[Pennant, Thomas] | An extra-illustrated copy of the British Zoology, complete with the supplementary plates

40. [Pennant, Thomas] | An extra-illustrated copy of the British Zoology, complete with the supplementary plates

[Pennant, Thomas] | One of the earliest English attempts to portray Indian avifauna

41. [Pennant, Thomas] | One of the earliest English attempts to portray Indian avifauna

Redouté, Pierre-Joseph | "But would a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?"

42. Redouté, Pierre-Joseph | "But would a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?"

Regenfuss, Franz Michael | The most sumptuous illustrated conchological book ever published, with plates colored by the artist's wife

43. Regenfuss, Franz Michael | The most sumptuous illustrated conchological book ever published, with plates colored by the artist's wife

Schröter, Johann Samuel | The conchological portion of the celebrated Gottwald cabinet

44. Schröter, Johann Samuel | The conchological portion of the celebrated Gottwald cabinet

Spaendonck, Gerard Van | "magnificent drawings, brilliantly interpreted in stipple"

45. Spaendonck, Gerard Van | "magnificent drawings, brilliantly interpreted in stipple"

Thornton, Robert John | The Age of Romanticism fully blooms

46. Thornton, Robert John | The Age of Romanticism fully blooms

Trew, Cristoph Jakob — Benedict Christian Vogel | The finest botanical work ever printed in Germany

47. Trew, Cristoph Jakob — Benedict Christian Vogel | The finest botanical work ever printed in Germany

Wied-Neuwied, Maximilian zu, Prince — Karl Bodmer | The greatest illustrated American travel narrative

48. Wied-Neuwied, Maximilian zu, Prince — Karl Bodmer | The greatest illustrated American travel narrative