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[Hoisting the Book], drawn by George Cruikshank, appears in a slightly different form on the title page of his Vignettes from Mr. Bateman's Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala (London, Cook, 1844) and in Bateman's Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala (London, J. Ridgway & sons, 1837–1843). HI Library call no. DQ2 B328o; DT100 369 B328o.
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Bulletin of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Subscription rates per volume for 2014 (includes shipping): U.S. $9.00; international $15.00.

The Institute's newsletter, containing information about Institute projects, publications and acquisitions, and articles by and about Institute staff and their activities. Some back issues are available.



Subscription rates per volume for 2014 (includes shipping): U.S. $65.00; international $75.00.

The Institute's scholarly journal of botanical history, Huntia, publishes articles on all aspects of the history of botany.


The Torner Collection of Sessé and Mociño Biological Illustrations

1998. $40.00.

The CD-ROM contains 1,989 full-color digital reproductions of watercolor drawings from the 1787-1803 Spanish Royal Expedition to New Spain in the collection of the Hunt Institute, with catalogue and historical introduction.

Exhibition Catalogues

American Botanical Prints of Two Centuries

2003. $25.00.

This illustrated exhibition catalogue features two centuries of American printed plant images from utilitarian to creative, the earliest from 1806 and the most recent, 2000. American Botanical Prints of Two Centuries has won the 2005 Ewell L. Newman Award. Sponsored by the American Historical Print Collectors Society, the Newman Award honors new titles that enhance understanding and appreciation for prints as part of the history and culture of North America.

Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy

2011. $22.00.

This catalogue accompanies Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy, an exhibition celebrating Hunt Institute’s 50th anniversary.

Catalogues [of the] 2nd-14th International Exhibitions of Botanical Art & Illustration

1968–2013. Price varies by catalogue.

Portraits, biographies and bibliographies of contemporary artists from around the world, with illustrations of works by each. Each catalogue includes a cumulative index of the artists represented thus far in the International Exhibition series.

Gifts of Winter

2000. $16.00.

Illustrated catalogue accompanying an exhibition of artworks and books representing the beauty of plant forms in the winter season, with works spanning the 17th to the 20th centuries from the Hunt Institute collection, along with paintings created especially for the exhibition by Richard Carroll, Charles Pitcher and Michael Wheeler. Biographical data on each artist and a sampling of 19th-century poetry related to the season are included.

The Healing Plants of Ida Hrubesky Pemberton

2003. $12.00.

This catalogue, accompanying an exhibition displayed at the Hunt Institute from 25 September 2003 to 29 February 2004, is the first published monograph on the watercolors of Ida Hrubesky Pemberton (1890–1951), who was working in a period when there were few other female American botanical artists.

Inspiration and Translation: Botanical and Horticultural Lithographs of Joseph Prestele and Sons

2005. $18.00.

This catalogue accompanies a collaborative exhibition between the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the National Agricultural Library (Beltsville, Maryland).

Out-of-Print Publications

Out-of-Print Publications

Although these titles are no longer in print, we are including bibliographic and descriptive information for those individuals who may be interested in them.

Reference Works

Botanical Results of the Sessé & Mociño Expedition (1787–1803)
VII. A Guide to Relevant Scientific Names of Plants

2000. $55.00.

This is an annotated list of about 7500 names of plants (mostly Latin binomials) that have been generated during the last 200 years as a result of the activities of an official Spanish expedition (devoted to natural history) that began its work in Mexico in 1787 and closed out its work in the New World in 1803.

Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project

2001. $5.00.

This selective glossary attempts to reconcile, integrate, and codify the traditional terminology of plant-taxonomic description, and should be especially useful for computer-based comparative databanking of such information.

Index to Scientific Names of Organisms Cited in the Linnaean Dissertations together with a Synoptic Bibliography of the Dissertations and a Concordance for Selected Editions

1999. $40.00.

In addition to his many accomplishments, the famous Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus served as praeses for numerous students when they defended academic dissertations during the period 1743–1776. The Index to Scientific Names is a reference resource on these dissertations and the scientific names that appear in them. A detailed list of the original dissertations, a concordance to the various editions, and a historical overview and bibliography of the Amoenitates academicae are included.

Plant Taxonomic Database Standards

This series presents standards for formatting botanical data, prepared by the International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases for Plant Sciences (TDWG) to promote wider and more effective collaboration, dissemination and exchange of information among plant taxonomic databases.

No. 2. World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, ed. 2

2001. $10.00.

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.

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