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Of books and botany in early modern England : sixteenth-century plants and print culture / Leah Knight.

By: Knight, Leah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate, c2009Description: xvi, 163 p. ; ill. facsims., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780754665861 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0754665860 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Turner, William, -1568 | Gerard, John, 1545-1612 | English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism | Literature and science -- England -- History -- 16th century | Botany -- History -- 16th century | Early printed books -- England -- History -- 16th century | Botany in literature | England -- Intellectual life -- 16th centuryDDC classification: | Other classification: 06.22 | 42.40 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Published virtues of the Earth : an introduction -- The bookish nature of botanical culture: continental contexts -- Botanical renaissance : a potted history -- Words and things in humanist herbalism -- Botany by the book -- Botanical gardens in book form : the herbaria -- Botanical reformation in William Turner's books of nature -- Biographical contexts -- Anthological botany -- Turner's reforms : naming and translating -- What's in a name? : truth, falsity, and fiction -- John Gerard's uncommon ground -- The garden grows : from catalogue to herbal -- The anthology of nature : Gerard's herbal authorship -- Botanical poetics and the rhetoric of description -- Imaginary gardens : poets as herbalists -- Domesticated plants and domesticating books : cultivating household textual collection -- The place of books -- The place of plants -- Gallery and paradise -- Stillroom and study -- Posies transposed -- Epilogue.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-152) and index.

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