- New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1994).
- paper-covered boards, dust jacket
- vii, (i), 80 pages, with an additional 80 pages of plates.
Price: $20.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 98389
First U.S. edition. Winner of the 1995 International Premio Felice Feiciano for 1993-1994. An excellent and beautifully illustrated study of the garden of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt, which was the first to contain all the shrubs and flowering plants known at that time, including imports from the Orient and Americas. In 1613, the Prince-Bishop commissioned botanist and apothecary Basilius Besler to create a monumental picture book recording all the species in his garden. The author of this volume records the history of this remarkable publishing enterprise. Exquisite color illustrations, including fifty superb, full-page reproductions of Besler's original book. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson.