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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Out-of-Print Publications

Plant, Animal & Anatomical Illustration in Art & Science:
 A Bibliographical Guide from the 16th Century to the Present Day (Out of Print)

By Gavin D. R. Bridson and James J. White. 1990. xxxvii, 450 pp.; 13 b&w figs.; 8 1/2 x 11"; 4 lbs. Hard cover. ISBN 0-906795-81-8. Published by St. Paul's Bibliographies, Winchester, in association with the Hunt Institute.

Gavin D. R. Bridson (1936–2008; bibliographer, 1982–2008) and James J. White (1941–2011; curator of art, 1982–2010) combined their extensive knowledge to produce this first comprehensive listing of primary instructional or "how to draw" books and non-scientific iconographical or "pattern" books published for artists and designers, and the body of secondary historical, critical, bibliographical and biographical scholarship on natural history and human anatomical illustration. Literature on "nature printing" and nature photography was included. Arrangement of references, from 18th century to the present, was by subject with major sections on "nature in general," "plants," "animals," and "the human body."