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Flowers in medieval manuscripts.Artist/Author: Fisher, Celia.
Plant and flower motifs were originally used in manuscript borders for ornamental and symbolic reasons, but during the fifteenth-century, illuminators in Ghent and Bruges achieved such botanical realism and variety that their fascination with the flowers themselves is evident. Each section of Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts includes relevant details of the manuscripts from which the illustrations are taken, and the concluding section discusses manuscript production in relation to these margins. Fisher looks at all kinds of flowers, from the conservative lily and rose to the lesser known cranesbill, dianthus and even cannabis.
World checklist and bibliography of conifers.Artist/Author: Farjon, Aljos.
This checklist of conifers, the third in a series covering a selection of vascular plant families, includes all species and infraspecific taxa recognized by the compiler in 68 genera and 8 families. In total 805 taxa are alphabetically arranged and synonyms are extensively listed at all ranks. Details of distribution, growth form and IUCN status are given, as well as standard references to important taxonomically related literature for families and genera. The text is enhanced by 30 superb illustrations, many drawn by the compiler.