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Oak Spring Garden Library Series

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Oak Spring Herbaria

Volume:  4
By:  Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Tony Willis

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Oak Spring Garden Library comprises Rachel Lambert Mellon's celebrated collection of rare books, manuscripts, works of art and related artifacts concerning gardens, gardening, landscape design, horticulture, and botany. Conserved at Upperville, Virginia, in a striking library designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes in consultation with Rachel Mellon and a new wing designed by Thomas M. Beach in consultation with Rachel Mellon, the collection is both a unique historical archive and a day-to-day working resource. Among Rachel Mellon's own contributions to the art of garden design are the Rose Garden and Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at The White House in Washington, D.C. Her honors include the Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the Royal Horticultual Society's Veitch Gold Medal, the Henry Shaw Award, and the American Horticultural Society Landscape Design Award, and recently she has been recognized for her assistance during the restoration of the Potager du Roi at Versailles.

The first exhibition of books, drawings, and manuscripts from the Oak Spring Garden Library was titled An Oak Spring Garland (Princeton University Library, October 12-December 17, 1989) in commemoration of An Oak Spring Sylva's publication. More than 56 items were chosen to put on display, including drawings by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717), Vincent Laurensz van der Vinne, the elder (1629-1702), Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770), and Pieter Holsteyn, the younger (c.1612-1673), and numerous others. Manuscripts of Jacob Marrel (1614-1681), Claude Aubriet (c.1665-1742), and Humphry Repton (1752-1818) complimented the selected books by Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782), Johann Christoph Volkamer (1644-1720), and various others. Sandra Raphael's descriptions of the works were included in the exhibition's catalogue.

The next volume in the series will be 'An Oak Spring Hortus.'

Publisher: Oak Spring Garden Library

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Oak Spring Herbaria

Oak Spring Herbaria

Art / Photobook

Volume: 4 By: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi and Tony Willis

Publisher: Oak Spring Garden Library

Hardback | Aug 2009 | #186098 | ISBN-13: 9780965450812
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NHBS Price: £130.00 $164/€154 approx
An Oak Spring Flora

An Oak Spring Flora

Flower Illustration from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Time
Art / Photobook

Volume: 3 By: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi

Publisher: Oak Spring Garden Library

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #72202 | ISBN: 0300071396
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NHBS Price: £46.50 $59/€55 approx
An Oak Spring Pomona

An Oak Spring Pomona

A Selection of the Rare Books on Fruit in the Oak Spring Garden Library

Volume: 2 By: Sandra Raphael

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Jan 1991 | #21191 | ISBN: 0300049366
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NHBS Price: £46.50 $59/€55 approx
An Oak Spring Sylva

An Oak Spring Sylva

Volume: 1 By: Sandra Raphael

Publisher: Yale University Press

Hardback | Jan 1990 | #89350 | ISBN: 0300046529
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NHBS Price: £37.50 $47/€44 approx
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