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Sertum Anglicum: Facsimile with Critical Studies and a Translation (Online)

By Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle. Edited by George H. M. Lawrence. 1963. xcviii, 36 pp.; 35 pls. (8 double); 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 ". Hard cover. Hunt Facsimile Series, no. 1.

This book was a facsimile and English translation of L'Héritier's (1746–1800) nomenclaturally important work of 1788, illustrated by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) and James Sowerby (1757–1822). The plants described were introduced into Europe from collections gathered throughout the world during 18th-century voyages of exploration. Introductory chapters include a foreword by George H. M. Lawrence, "L'Héritier de Brutelle: The man and his work" by F. A. Stafleu, "The plants of Sertum Anglicum" by J. S. L. Gilmour, C. J. King and L. H. J. Williams, and "The illustrators of Sertum Anglicum" by Wilfrid Blunt.