An Oak Spring Sylva

An Oak Spring Sylva

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Y EXPLORATION of the Oak Spring Garden Library began with an introduction from Niall Hobhouse, and during the growth of An Oak Spring Sylvahis encouragement has been a constant help. John Saumarez Smith provided an ...

Author: Sandra Raphael

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300242553

Category: Science

Page: 182

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An Oak Spring Sylva is the first of a series of discursive catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs. Paul Mellon. Each volume in the Oak Spring series will be a lovely and useful compendium for book collectors, librarians, and garden historians. This volume, which deals with books and manuscripts on trees, describes nearly fifty books, manuscripts, or drawings, from a tiny 1555 book on oaks to early nineteenth-century advice manuals on large-scale tree planting.
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An Oak Spring Herbaria

An Oak Spring Herbaria

An Oak Spring Sylva: Sandra Raphael, An Oak Spring Sylva: A Selection of the Rare Books on Trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library. Upperville, Va.; Oak Spring Garden Library, 1989. OLM I: G. Olmi, 'Molti amici in vari luoghi.

Author: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300241464

Category: Science

Page: 456

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This magnificent compendium is the fourth in a series of catalogues describing selections of rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection assembled by Mrs. Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon. Herbaria describes sixty-three books and manuscripts about herbs and includes exquisite illustrations selected from the works themselves. Spanning the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries, and featuring works by Brunfels, Culpeper, Monardes, and Linnaeus, among others, this authoritative catalogue will prove fascinating to botanists, bibliophiles, garden historians, and herbalists alike.
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An Oak Spring Flora

An Oak Spring Flora

An Oak Spring Pomona: An Oak Spring Pomona: A Selection of the Rare Books on Fruit in the Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, described by Sandra Raphael, Upperville, Va., 1990. An Oak Spring Sylva: An Oak Spring Sylva: A Selection ...

Author: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300242560

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This is the latest volume in a major series that describes selections of the rare books, manuscripts, and other works of art held at Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Rachel Lambert Mellon. The 111 items chosen for this volume on floral illustration since the later Middle Ages include Books of Hours, still-life and vanitas paintings, botanical prints, and books of instruction of every kind, from planting a garden to making flowers using colored papers or wax. Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi groups the works into chapters on such topics as florilegia, women artists, tulipomania, Dutch and Flemish painting, and exotic flowers from distant lands, providing an introduction to each chapter that gives the contextual background necessary for a real understanding and appreciation of floral illustration past and present. The sheer beauty as well as extraordinary skills encountered, for example, in manuscript florilegia by Jacob Marrel and Maria Sibylla Merian, in hand-colored books by Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues and G.B. Ferrari, and in flower studies painted by John Constable, Margaret Mee, and others, are testament to the high status accorded floral illustration over the centuries. This handsome, richly illustrated volume will attract all those with an interest in rare books and the history of art as well as horticulturalists, botanists, and garden historians.
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Presidents Gardens

Presidents    Gardens

An Oak Spring Sylva. Oak Spring selections of the rare books, manuscripts, works of art and related Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia, 1989. Raphael, Sandra.An Oak Spring Pomona. Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia, 1990.

Author: Linda Holden Hoyt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747814085

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

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The White House is the most famous house in the world – yet its 18 acres of perfectly manicured grounds and magnificent gardens, much beloved by the Presidents and their families, are rarely seen by the public. This book is a horticultural celebration of all the Presidents' gardens, beginning with George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon and looking at the development of White House gardens over two centuries. Rare photographs perfectly illustrate highlights from the best of the presidential gardens, including Jackie Kennedy's Rose Garden, the Roosevelt wartime White House greenhouses and Michelle Obama's sustainability-inspired vegetable garden, which now produces food that is served to the First Family. The text is peppered with lively comments and useful tips from gardeners who contributed to White House beautification projects under many different Administrations.
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An Oak Spring Pomona

An Oak Spring Pomona

A Selection of the Rare Books on Fruit in the Oak Spring Garden Library Sandra Raphael ... F. A. Michaux's North American Sylva (1819, volume I, page 155) describes the fruit of the black walnut as 'of a sweet and agreeable taste, ...

Author: Sandra Raphael

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300242546

Category: Science

Page: 300

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An Oak Spring Pomona is the second in a series of catalogues describing selections of rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs. Paul Mellon. The Pomona describes one hundred books and manuscripts about fruit, with illustrations taken from some of the most beautiful books on the subject as well as from original drawings and paintings. The earliest book described is Bussatos Giardino di Agricoltura of 1592, the latest The Herefordshire Pomona, an encyclopedia of apples and pears from the 1870s. In between there are fruit books large and small: La Quintinie's Instruction pour les Jardins fruitiers, Duhamel's Traite des arbres fruitiers, and many others. The book is divided into sections on fruit-growing in France and Britain, fruit elsewhere in Europe, and fruit in America, as well as citrus fruit, apples and pears, peaches and soft fruit, grapes, melons, and tropical fruit. Each description gives the background of the book and its relationship to others and is accompanied by illustrations of its contents in color and black and white. The Pomona includes not only brief bibliographical summaries of each book but also background wssays that place the books in a historical setting.
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Empire s Nature

Empire s Nature

( London , 1975 ) , II , 275–277 , 336 , 348–350 , 431 ; Sandra Raphael , An Oak Spring Sylva : A Selection of the Rare Books on Trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library ( Upperville , Va . , 1989 ) , xxi - xxii , 8 , 49 , 52–56 ...

Author: Amy R. W. Meyers

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807847623

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Completed in 1747, Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands was the first major illustrated publication on the flora and fauna of Britain's American colonies. Together with his Hortus Britanno-Americanus (1763), which detailed plant species that might be transplanted successfully to British soil, Catesby's Natural History exerted an important, though often overlooked, influence on the development of art, natural history, and scientific observation in the eighteenth century. Inspired by a major traveling exhibition of Catesby's watercolor drawings from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, this collection of interdisciplinary essays considers Catesby's endeavors as a naturalist-artist, scientific explorer, experimental horticulturist, ornamental gardener, and early environmental thinker in terms of the interests held by the various, overlapping communities in which he functioned_particularly as those interests related to the British colonial enterprise. The contributors are David R. Brigham, Joyce E. Chaplin, Mark Laird, Amy R. W. Meyers, Therese O'Malley, and Margaret Beck Pritchard. The contributors: David R. Brigham (Worcester Art Museum) Joyce E. Chaplin (Vanderbilt University) Mark Laird (University of Toronto) Amy R. W. Meyers (Huntington Library & Art Collections) Therese O'Malley (National Gallery of Art) Margaret Beck Pritchard (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)
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Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon

Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon

She wrote in the preface of An Oak Spring Sylva: A Selection of the Rare Books on Trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library that her earliest memory of the beauty and harmony of the natural world began “near a bed of tall white phlox in ...

Author: Linda Jane Holden

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423655411

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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A treasure trove of Bunny Mellon’s garden design philosophy and advice from her personal archive. Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon is for anyone who has enjoyed time spent in a garden, from aspiring garden makers to those who manage large estates. This collection is comprised of extracts from Bunny’s own writings and garden notes, as well as photographs and drawings from her archive. Chapters are organized by Atmosphere (sky, horizon, shadows), Climate, Light, Space, Shape, Maintenance, and more―readers will feel as if Bunny Mellon has come alongside as a gardening guide and friend. Bunny Mellon was of the affluent class and mingled along with her husband, Paul Mellon, in the circles of the East Coast gentry of the Kennedy and Reagan eras. But Mrs. Mellon, as she was respectfully called by those professional gardeners who worked with her most, wasn’t snooty about social position or afraid to get her hands dirty in the rich soil of her family’s Virginia farm. Beyond this, Bunny Mellon was known nationally and internationally as a style icon of her time, enjoying friendships with Givenchy, the Kennedys, and the like. Her personal passion was for design, and that was exhibited in her fashion and her garden. A late acquaintance, Linda Holden learned that Bunny wanted to write a gardening book but never found the time. Searching the family’s archive after Mrs. Mellon’s death, the editors―whom all shared personal relationships with Bunny―discovered a trove of photographs, illustrations, and writings and have now turned it into the how-to gardening book Bunny had hoped to write. Linda Jane Holden was a trusted friend of Bunny Mellon. She authored The Gardens of Bunny Mellon (October 2018). She lives in Chantilly, VA. Thomas Lloyd, grandson of Bunny Mellon, is president of the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation, established by Bunny Mellon to honor her father. Lloyd lives in Washington, DC. Bryan Huffman, an interior designer based in Monroe, NC, was a close friend of Mrs. Mellon for ten years. P. Allen Smith is the TV host of P. Allen Smiths Garden Home and P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table. He is a garden designer, conservationist, and lifestyle expert.
Categories: Gardening

Journal of the New England Garden History Society

Journal of the New England Garden History Society

... 1860–1930 by S. Giffen and K. Murphy , 5 : 57-58 An Oak Spring Flora by L. Tomasi , 7 : 68-70 An Oak Spring Sylva : A Selection of the Rare Books on Trees in the Oak Spring Garden Library by S. Raphael , 1:72 Olmsted's America : An ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006101458

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John Evelyn s Elysium Britannicum and European Gardening

John Evelyn s  Elysium Britannicum  and European Gardening

In terms of his published writings , John Evelyn is perhaps best known for Sylva , which was the first book published by ... Also see William Boucher , Treatise on Forest - trees , 1775 , cited in Sandra Raphael , An Oak Spring Sylva ...

Author: Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (17, 1993, Washington, DC)

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 0884022404

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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John Evelyn (1620-1706) was a pivotal figure in 17th-century intellectual life in England. The contributors approach him and his work from diverse disciplines: architectural and intellectual history and histories of science, agriculture, gardens, and literature. They present the "Elysium Britannicum" as a central document of late European humanism.
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The Princeton University Library Chronicle

The Princeton University Library Chronicle

This review has of necessity limited a discussion of the contents of “ An Oak Spring Garland ” to a few major ... The Oak Spring Garden's loan to Princeton celebrated the publication of An Oak Spring Sylva : A Selection of the Rare ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5168258

Category: Bibliography

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Categories: Bibliography