Although these titles are no longer in print, we are including bibliographic and descriptive information for those individuals who may be interested in them. Copies of these out-of-print publications can sometimes be found through second-hand book dealers.
Adanson: The Bicentennial of Michel Adanson's "Familles des plantes."
American Cornucopia: 19th Century Still Lifes and Studies
A bicentennial exhibition presented by the Hunt Institute from 5 April to 30 July 1976.
American Wildflowers: National Geographic Illustrations by Mary E. Eaton
Brochure of a collaborative exhibition with the National Geographic Society that was held at the Institute from 1 November 1976 to 25 March 1977.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Paintings by Claus Caspari
Checklist of an exhibition held at the Institute from 25 October 1971 to 31 March 1972.
"Art out-of-doors." American Gardens 18901930. A selected bibliography.
Compiled by Julia Finette Davis. 1979. 16 pp.; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2". Softcover.
An annotated bibliography of selected influential works in landscape and garden design published during the "Country Place" era in North America. Produced in conjunction with a conference on that topic held at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens in March 1979. Foreword by C. van Ravensway, prefaces by B. G. Callery and S. Swank.
Artists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Catalogue to accompany an exhibition of works by 39 botanical artists from the past 200 years, with portraits, biographies and illustrations of typical works.
The Bookbinding Career of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt
Catalogue of bookbindings executed by the founder of the Hunt Institute, of which eight are illustrated, with a biographical note. Set in Spectrum monotype and printed on Curtis Hunt no. 2 paper.
Botanical Journeys in Kent & Hampstead: Thomas Johnson (1629 & 1632)
Facsimiles and English translation of Thomas Johnson's Iter Plantarum (1629) and Descriptio Itineris Plantarum (1632) with introductory chapters and appendices on Johnson and various aspects of his journeys and their botanical results. Known primarily for his important revision of Gerard's Herball, Johnson was "the outstanding figure among students of the British flora between the herbalist-botanists of the sixteenth centry ... and the great John Ray."
Worldwide bibliography of periodicals published between 1665 and 1966 that include any botanical content, covering more than 10,000 titles published in more than 45 languages. Provides recommended title abbreviations, cross-references from other published abbreviations and complete titles, details of volumation and duration, and other basic bibliographic data for each periodical.
Catalogue of the Botanical Art Collection at the Hunt Institute
Catalogue of Botanical Books in the Collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt
Compiled by Jane Quinby. 19581961.
This catalogue provides a detailed bibliographic record of 800 rare publications, mostly botanical, in Mrs. Hunt's collection. It also contains several chapters on various historical aspects of the collection as well as some information on the complexities of the bibliographic description of rare books.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Contemporary Botanical Art and Illustration [1st International].
This is the first catalogue produced for what became our International Series. It featured black and white photos of many of the 72 artists included in the show as well as their biographies and listings of their 241 artworks.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Paintings by Jack J. Kunz
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Hunt Botanical Library presented in cooperation with The St. Regis Paper Company of New York from 19 October 1970 to 10 April 1971.
Catalogue [of the] 3rd International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration
Portraits, biographies and bibliographies of 181 artists from 29 countries, with illustrations of works by each.
Catalogue [of the] 4th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration
Catalogue for an exhibition at the Hunt Botanical Library from 21 April to 1 August 1963.
Dedication Exercises: The Hunt Library and The Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Botanical Library
Text of the speeches given at the dedication of the Hunt Library and the Hunt Botanical Library.
Enduring Perfection: Paintings by Damodar Lal Gurjar
This illustrated catalogue accompanied an exhibition of paintings depicting flowers, fruits, birds and village scenes by Jaipur, India artist Damodar Lal Gurjar.
Includes the 37 invited papers presented in the 12 congress symposia, covering a broad spectrum of systematic and evolutionary biology.
Five West Coast Printmakers
Checklist for an exhibition of botanical prints by Walter Cleveland, Henry Evans, Henry Mockel, Kenjilo Nanao, and Marvin Spohn that was held at the Institute from 3 November 1975 to 27 February 1976.
Flora Portrayed: Classics of Botanical Art from the Hunt Institute Collection
Descriptions, commentary and reproductions of 88 works representing the best of botanical art from the 17th century to the present, with a historical introduction by the senior author.
Flowers of the World: Paintings by Leslie Greenwood
Checklist for an exhibition held at the Institute from 18 April to 30 September 1977.
'For love of nature': Brazilian Flora and Fauna in Watercolor by Etienne, Rosália and Yvonne Demonte
This bilingual catalogue accompanied a 1985 exhibition at the Institute and 1986 exhibitions at Wave Hill and the National Museum of Natural History.
A Guide to the Adanson Exhibition
Catalogue of an exhibition of Michel Adanson's books, manuscripts, letters, photographs and botanical specimens and artifacts held at the Hunt Botanical Library from 18 August to 8 November 1963.
Compiled by Michael T. Stieber and Anita L. Karg. ISBN 0-913196-30-4.
Detailed register of botanists' manuscripts and papers, arranged alphabetically by surname, with extensive index.
Part 1. (Abbe Butters). 1981. 89 pp.; 7 1/4 x 9 7/8"; 9 oz. Paper cover. [Also published as Huntia 4(1), issue now out of print.]
Part 2. (Caballereo Segares Furnrohr). 1984. 85 pp.; 7 1/4 x 9 7/8"; 9 oz. Paper cover. [Also published as Huntia 5(3), issue now out of print.]
The History of Natural History: An Annotated Bibliography
The first such guide to this rapidly growing field of historical study, this book features information on personnel and organizations; biographies of naturalists; histories of naturalists' societies; natural history library resources; a core bibliography on the history of natural history, history of botany and history of zoology; historical and bibliographical methods; and indexes.
Facsimile and English translation of the "down-to-earth practical but very artful" 9th century manuscript gardening manual by Walahfrid. Includes a biography by W. Blunt, a bibliography of editions of the Hortulus by the editor, and identifications of the plants mentioned in the Hortulus. The translation is illustrated with modern linocuts by Henry Evans.
The Hunt Botanical Library: A Decennial Report
By George H. M. Lawrence. 1970. [vii], 45 pp.; 8 figs.; 7 1/4 x 9 7/8"; 13 oz. Cloth bound and stiff paper covers. ISBN 0-913196-36-3.
Descriptions of programs, exhibitions, publications, growth in collections, and other activities during the Institute's first decade.
Volume 1. 1964. vi, 221 pp.; 27 figs.; 7 1/4 x 9 7/8"; 1.4 lbs. Cloth and paper covers.
Contents: (1) George H. M. Lawrence, “Genesis and revelations”; (2) Announcement: Bibliographia Huntiana; (3) James D. Van Trump, “Helen Hunt Jackson’s The procession of flowers in Colorado”; (4) John L. Heller, “The early history of binomial nomenclature”; (5) Elizabeth D. Kay, “David Fairchilda recollection”; (6) George H. M. Lawrence, “A bibliography of the writings of David Fairchild”; (7) Ian MacPhail, “An introduction to bibliography for botanists”; (8) Ian MacPhail, “Titford’s Hortus botanicus americanus”; (9) Carolyn J. Stanley, “Short-title list of selected acquisitions, 196063”; (10) John V. Brindle, “Program and organization of the collection”; (11) John V. Brindle, “Recent acquisitions of botanical art and illustration”; (12) George H. M. Lawrence, “The botanical significance of letters and manuscripts”; (13) A letter by Carl Linnaeus to von Haller; (14) James D. Van Trump, “The Agnes Arber collection”; (15) Theodore W. Bossert, “The portrait collection and program”; (16) George B. Van Schaack, “Clarifications on works by d’Ardène and Moet”; (17) Peter Stageman, “Publication of Macself’s Plant portraits, 1939”; (18) H. Richard Archer, “Thomas Pennant’s copy of Kalm’s Travels in the Chapin Library”; (19) Hunt Botanical Library activities, 1963; (20) Index.
Volume 2. 1965. vi, 304 pp.; 79 figs.; 7 1/4 x 9 7/8"; 2 lbs. Cloth and paper covers.
Contents: (1) Richard C. Rudolph, “Illustrations from Weinmann’s Phytanthoza iconograhia in Iwasaki’s Honzô zufu”; (2) Günther Buchheim, “A bibliographical account of L’Héritier’s Stirpes novae”; (3) Dorothy S. Manks, “Some early American horticultural writers and their works: I. John Adlum and William Cobbett”; (4) Chester A. Arnold, “Some recollections of Percy Train (18761942)”; (5) John S. L. Gilmour, “The Rev. John Laurence (16681732); the man and his books”; (6) George H. M. Lawrence, “Jane Quinby (19011965)”; (7) Herbert G. Baker, “Charles Darwin and the perennial flaxa controversy and its implications”; (8) Willem D. Margadant, “Remarkable features in book collations”; (9) Bernard E. Harkness and Mabel G. Olney, “John Walton (18241914): Artist”; (10) William T. Stearn, “The five bretheren of the rose: An old botanical riddle”; (11) Alice M. Coats, “Notes on some portraits of British botanists and gardeners”; (12) Carolyn J. Stanley, “Short-title list of acquisitions, 1964”; (13) John V. Brindle, “1964 acquisitions of botanical illustration”; (14) Theodore W. Bossert, “The portrait collection and program, II”; (15) Ian MacPhail, “Edition, issue, and state”; (16) Willem D. Margadant, “Uncut and unopened copies”; (17) Ian MacPhail, “Titford’s Hortus botanicus americanusa supplementary note”; (18) Index.
Volume 4. No. 1. 1981. 89 pp.; 6 7/8 x 10". Paper cover.
Contents: Guide to the botanical records and papers in the Archives of the Hunt Institute, Part 1, compiled by Michael T. Stieber and Anita L. Karg.
Volume 5. No. 3. 1984. 85 pp.; 6 7/8 x 10". Paper cover.
Contents: Guide to the botanical records and papers in the Archives of the Hunt Institute, Part 2, compiled by Michael T.
Indian Botanical Paintings
A selection of late 18th and early 19th century Indian botanical paintings recording the indigenous and introduced flora of the subcontinent, commissioned by the Honourable East India Company and executed in watercolor by native artists, variously lent from the collections of the British Museum (Natural History), India Office Library, Linnean Society of London, and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Exhibition catalogue with introductoy essays by Stuart Cary Welch, Curator of Hindu and Muslim Paintings, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, and Special Consultant for Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and by Phyllis I. Edwards, formerly Botany Librarian, British Museum (Natural History). Preface by John V. Brindle.
International Register of Specialists and Current Research in Plant Systematics
Computer-generated worldwide register of plant systematists, their specialties and current projects. Includes taxonomic, geographic, geologic and methodological/general subject indices.
Jeanne Holgate: Paintings and Drawings
Checklist of an exhibition held at the Institute from 4 June to 14 September 1973.
John Lightfoot: His Work and Travels
This account of the life and botanical work of the 18th-century English minister who wrote the first flora of Scotland includes itineraries of his explorations in Scotland, Wales, Devon and Cornwall and an annotated catalogue of his herbarium, now at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Linger Golden Light
Provides a composite view of the artist's activities, experiences, techniques and achievements. Included is an essay by Professor Conrad H. Eugster of the University of Zürich on the biochemistry of yellow pigments in roses. Richly illustrated with many color figures, the volume also contains a separately pocketed granolithograph on French handmade paper.
A Linnaean Keepsake
Issued to commemorate the opening of the Strandell Collection of Linnaeana at the Institute, this book includes a biography of Linnaeus and an account of Swedish Linnaean collections by Birger Strandell, and an English translation of Linnaeus' anonymous Orbis eruditi judicium de Caroli Linnaei M.D. scriptis  with a facsimile of the Orbis eruditi in an endpaper pocket.
Linnaeus: Progress and Prospects in Linnaean Research
Papers presenting recent research on various aspects of Linnaeus' life and scientific work in botany, zoology and medicine presented at the 1978 symposium held in London, Uppsala and Stockholm to mark the bicentenary of Linnaeus' death.
Natural-History Paintings from Rajasthan
Created to accompany a 1994 exhibition of the same name, this illustrated catalogue of natural-history paintings is the Institute's second devoted to art from India.
A Northeast Folio
This folio was produced to accompany the exhibition A Northeast Folio: Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Botanical Printmakers in 1979. It contains color and black-and-white reproductions, suitable for framing, by 17 contemporary northeastern American printmakers.
The Paradise Island
Narrative in English and German with reproductions of paintings and drawings (6 in 8-color, 1 separate Granolithograph in 10-color) of Hawaiian plant subjects. The Granolithograph is full-page on French handmade paper.
Plant Taxonomic Database Standards
This standard lists the various data items needed in a database on the plants grown in a botanic garden. It explains the meaning of each data item, outlines the rules that pertain to it, and shows how it can be categorized and stored, both in manual systems and in the computer. It then provides a format for exchanging electronic plant records that contain these data items.
No. 2. World Geographic Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, ed. 1
S. Hollis and R. K. Brummitt. 1992. ix, 104 pp.; 16 maps; 8 1/2 x 11". Stiff paper cover. ISBN 0-913196-56-8.
This scheme meets the need for a standard yet adaptable system of geographical units for use in recording plant distributions and arranging specimens. Because a purely political arrangement cannot meet all the needs of botanists, the scheme's arrangement compromises between a politically and a phytogeographically oriented system. It identifies geographic units worldwide in a four-level hierarchy, incorporating continents, regions, provinces and countries. Each geographical unit at each level has its own numeric or alphanumeric code. The scheme is presented in five tables, the recognized geographical units are shown in 17 maps, and a gazetteer relates over 2,100 names to the overall system.
No. 3. Plant Names in Botanical Databases
Frank A. Bisby. 1994. viii, 30 pp.; 8 1/2 x 11"; 6 oz. Stiff paper cover. ISBN 0-913196-62-2.
This standard clarifies how to determine what information is needed in order to specify scientific plant names and how to organize those names for botanical databasing purposes. Because databasing needs vary, this standard is flexible. It is divided into four variants or levels, and so it provides a scale of options for rendering plant names according to the degree of specificity needed. It identifies the elements that need to be consideredtaxa, names elements (species, species aggregate, intergeneric hybrids and graft chimaeras, interspecific hybrids and graft chimaeras, intraspecific categories, subspecies, variety, cultivar), author strings, classes of names, and reference citationsand provides recommendations. This standard is useful for taxonomic reference databasing but may also meet the databasing needs of natural-history societies, nature reserves and conservation centers. Includes references and appendices.
Portraits of Indian Trees: Arundhati Vartak
By James J. White and Lugene B. Bruno. 1999. 44 pp.; 22 col., 13 b&w figs.; 7 1/2 x 10"; 6 oz. Pictorial stiff paper cover. ISBN 0-913196-66-5.
This illustrated catalogue accompanied exhibitions of artworks of Indian trees at Hunt Institute and at Chatham College. The catalogue includes an essay by artist Arundhati Vartak as well as biographical data and a portrait of the artist.
Printmaking in the Service of Botany
By Gavin D. R. Bridson and Donald E. Wendel with the assistance of James J. White. 1986. 166 pp.; 41 col., 199 b&w figs.; 8 x 10 1/2"; 2 lbs. Embossed stiff paper cover. ISBN 0-913196-49-5.
With the aid of photographic enlargement of details in a one to one ratio, 72 examples of relief, intaglio, planographic, nature-prints and photographic printing techniques are analyzed in this catalogue that accompanied a 1986 exhibition.
The Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Botanical Library (Dedication book)
1961. viii, 35 pp.; 12 figs., 4 pls.; 7 1/4 x 9 7/8". Stiff paper cover. ISBN 0-913196-37-1.
Descriptions of collections, facilities, programs and staff at the founding of what became the Hunt Institute.
P. J. Redouté
Facsimile prints made from mostly unpublished original paintings by Pierre-Joseph Redouté from the collection of the Hunt Institute. Containing 19 prints made from original watercolors on vellum, among them 18 signed by the artist and 17 sketches (watrcolors, pencil and wash drawings).
Reflections from the Third Day: Photographic Revelations of Plant Design
This catalogue of an exhibition illustrates the use of plant forms in photographic art and includes biographical notes on the 25 photographers represented.
Register of Pennsylvania Biologists, ed. 1
Pennsylvania directory of biologists and their current research/specialties.
Register of Pennsylvania Biologists, ed. 2
Pennsylvania directory of biologists and their current research/specialties. Descriptive entries indexed by specialty, institution and geographic location within the state.
Note: The Register was published jointly by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. It is Special Publication no. 16 of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and can be ordered from the Museum's Office of Scientific Publications, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-4080.
Register of Pennsylvania Curators
Directory which contains information about 285 curators and their specialties and also includes indices by institution, city, county and specialty. A useful reference source, the Register is based on data from questionnaires received from curators working in museums, institutions of higher learning (public and private), historical societies, archives, historic gardens and arboreta, historic houses and state government agencies.
Sertum Anglicum (1788)
Simple Repair and Preservation Techniques for Collection Curators, Librarians and Archivists, ed. 1.
Practical, basic techniques for repairing, sewing and basic maintenance of books, manuscripts and art on paper.
Simple Repair and Preservation Techniques for Collection Curators, Librarians and Archivists, ed. 2.
Practical, basic techniques for repairing, sewing and basic maintenance of books, manuscripts and art on paper.
Talking in Flowers: Japanese Botanical Art
Thomas W. Patterson, Bookbinder
Checklist of an exhibition held at the Institute from 17 April to 31 August 1972.
The Tradition of Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century
Water Colors & Drawings by Lotte Günthart
1970. 238 pp., 8 leaves; illus. (some col.); 7 1/4 x 10". Hardbound.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Hunt Botanical Library from 19 April to 10 October 1970.