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Le Vasculum ou Boîte d’Herborisation: Marqueur Emblématique du Botaniste du XIXe Siècle, Objet Désuet Devenu Vintage [The Vasculum or Herborization Box: How an Iconic Marker of the 19th Century Botanist Became an Obsolete Vintage Object]

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Series: Scripta Botanica Belgica Volume: 57
By: Régine Fabri(Author)
259 pages, 300 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
Le Vasculum ou Boîte d’Herborisation: Marqueur Emblématique du Botaniste du XIXe Siècle, Objet Désuet Devenu Vintage [The Vasculum or Herborization Box: How an Iconic Marker of the 19th Century Botanist Became an Obsolete Vintage Object]
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  • Le Vasculum ou Boîte d’Herborisation: Marqueur Emblématique du Botaniste du XIXe Siècle, Objet Désuet Devenu Vintage [The Vasculum or Herborization Box: How an Iconic Marker of the 19th Century Botanist Became an Obsolete Vintage Object] ISBN: 9789492663306 Paperback Dec 2021 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Language: French

The fruit of Régine Fabri's passionate work, this book traces the history of the vasculum, a green or black tin box, which, for more than two centuries, accompanied generations of botanists in search of plants. Some of these are still found and today are the pride of large herbaria.

A scientific device born in Europe at the dawn of the 18th century, the vasculum quickly conquered the world. The boxes of great names in botany are preserved to this day and multiple portraits show the great diversity of the models used.

Originally reserved for professional botanists, the vasculum is also intriguing and worrying. It has sometimes resulted in its owner being suspected of stealing potatoes, poaching or smuggling, and even being thrown in prison. This beautiful object also attracted a large amateur public, as evidenced by its numerous illustrations and evocations in literature and in the works of artists. In the Belle Époque, decorated boxes also became a child's toy.

This book, richly illustrated with photos, images and quotes, traces the history of this obsolete accessory today exhibited in museums and highly prized by collectors, from its strange origin to its obsolescence, including its glory hours of service.

Summary in French:
Fruit du travail passionné de Régine Fabri, cet ouvrage retrace l’histoire de la boîte en fer-blanc, verte ou noire, qui, pendant plus de deux siècles, a accompagné des générations de botanistes à la recherche de plantes dont certains specimens font encore aujourd’hui la fierté de nos grands herbiers.

Équipement scientifique né en Europe à l’aube du XVIIIe siècle, le vasculum a rapidement conquis le monde. Les boîtes de grands noms de la botanique préservées jusqu’à ce jour et de multiples portraits montrent la grande diversité des modèles utilisés.

A l’origine réservé à des botanistes professionnels, le vasculum intrigue et inquiète aussi. Il a ainsi parfois valu à son possesseur d'être soupçonné de vol de pommes de terre, de braconnage ou de contrebande, et même d'être jeté en prison. Ce bel objet a également séduit un large public amateur, comme en témoignent ses nombreuses illustrations et évocations dans la littérature ou les œuvres d’artistes. À la Belle Époque, joliment décorée, la boîte devient en outre un jouet d’enfant.

Cet ouvrage, richement illustré de photos, d’images et de citations, retrace l’histoire de cet accessoire désuet aujourd’hui exposé dans des musées et très prisé des collectionneurs, de son étrange origine à son obsolescence, en passant par ses heures de gloire.

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New
Series: Scripta Botanica Belgica Volume: 57
By: Régine Fabri(Author)
259 pages, 300 colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations
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