Rare Botanical Books On-line at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Jim Solomon Jim.Solomon at MOBOT.ORG
Thu Jun 7 11:57:30 CDT 2001

Dear Colleagues,
The Missouri Botanical Garden Library <http://www.mobot.org/mobot/molib/>
has completed the first phase of its Rare Book Digitization Project.  Eight
volumes are currently on-line at
<http://ridgwaydb.mobot.org/mobot/rarebooks/>. The goal of the project is to
digitize and present beautifully illustrated and botanically significant
books from our private holdings in order to make them available to an
international audience. This project will result in a large database of
botanical and gardening books available to scholars, gardeners, and book
enthusiasts. You can browse through the books or search for a specific
illustration by scientific name. Full-text searching will be added as the
project progresses. 

The available volumes are:

Émile Desvaux.  Gramineae Chilenses.  (Paris : Claudio Gay), 1853 (Paris :
Impr. Lesauvage).

Aylmer Bourke Lambert.  A Description of the Genus Cinchona.  Printed for B.
and J. White, 1797.

Charles Antoine Lemaire.  Iconographie descriptive des cactees.  Paris : H.
Cousin, [1841-1847].

Franz Eugen Köhler.  Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen
Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte.  Gera-Untermhaus : F.E. Köhler,

Nicolaas Meerburgh.  Afbeeldingen van zeldaame gewassen.  Te Leyden : By
Johannes le Mair, 1775.

Nicolaas Meerburgh.  Plantarum selectarum icones pictae / editae a Nicolao
Meerburg.  Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud J. Meerburg, 1798.

Jean Henri Jaume Saint-Hilaire.  Traité des arbrisseaux et des arbustes
cultivés en France et en pleine.  Paris: chez l'auteur, 1825.

James Edward Smith.  Icones pictae plantarum rariorum descriptionibus et
observationibus illustratae / Auctore J.E. Smith, M.D. Fasc. 1-3.  London,

Comments about the site may be directed to me or Chris Freeland
(freeland at mobot.mobot.org).

Jim Solomon

James C. Solomon
Curator of the Herbarium
Missouri Botanical Garden
P.O. Box 299
St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299
Phone: (314) 577-9507
Fax: (314) 577-0820
E-mail: jim.solomon at mobot.org

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