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Rare Treasures: From the Library of the Natural History Museum

Art / PhotobookComing Soon

By: Judith Magee(Editor)

224 pages, 200+ colour & b/w illustrations, 36 colour & b/w loose-leaf prints (exclusive to the boxed set)

London Natural History Museum

Paperback | boxed set | Sep 2015 | #225431 | ISBN-13: 9780565093488
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NHBS Price: £29.99 $39/€33 approx
Hardback | Sep 2017 | #236558 | ISBN-13: 9780565094447
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $26/€22 approx

About this book

A new hardback taken from the award-winning boxed set. Please note that this hardback does not include the frameable prints that come with the boxes set. Rare Treasures presents stunning highlights from 31 of the most historic and highly prized books belonging to the Library of the Natural History Museum.

Each book presented here has been chosen for its scientific and artistic merit, and each one is accompanied by an essay from a museum expert, explaining its role in the development of natural history. The books featured include the oldest book in the Library, the 1469 edition of Pliny the Elder's Historia Naturalis; Albertus Seba's striking Locupletissimi Rerum published from 1734; Mark Catesby's The History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, the first published account of the flora and fauna of this area; and the stunning line drawings from Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in 1798. The Library of the Natural History Museum contains one of the most exciting and comprehensive collections of natural history literature and artworks to be found anywhere in the world.



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Biography

Judith Magee has managed the art collections of the Library of the Natural History Museum, London, for over 10 years. She is the author of Art and Nature: Three Centuries of Natural History Art from Around the World.

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