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Medicinal & Officinal Plants vol. 3
Darwin's View / 25 maggio 2017

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. (3rd volume) Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was published in monthly installments between 1790 and 1793. A third edition of five volumes (the same used in our reproduction) was presented in 1832, twenty-seven years after Woodville’s death. This publication added descriptions of thirty-nine new plants and was edited and revised by the eminent botanist, William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865). With this work, Woodville intended to educate medical practitioners about the plants they prescribe and improve upon preceding works by introducing new plants and more detail.

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Medicinal & Officinal Plants vol. 2
Darwin's View / 25 maggio 2017

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. (2nd volume) Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was published in monthly installments between 1790 and 1793. A third edition of five volumes (the same used in our reproduction) was presented in 1832, twenty-seven years after Woodville’s death. This publication added descriptions of thirty-nine new plants and was edited and revised by the eminent botanist, William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865). With this work, Woodville intended to educate medical practitioners about the plants they prescribe and improve upon preceding works by introducing new plants and more detail.

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Medical & Officinal Plants – Vol. 1
Darwin's View / 25 maggio 2017

The Botany of William Woodville & James Sowerby.. Shown in this series of three books are the complete and original pattern hand-colored engravings plates from the artist James Sowerby’s medical plants present in the great work of William Woodville: Medical botany (London : Printed and sold for the author, by James Phillips, 1790-1793). Medical Botany, William Woodville’s three volume work of materia medica, was published in monthly installments between 1790 and 1793. A third edition of five volumes (the same used in our reproduction) was presented in 1832, twenty-seven years after Woodville’s death. This publication added descriptions of thirty-nine new plants and was edited and revised by the eminent botanist, William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865). With this work, Woodville intended to educate medical practitioners about the plants they prescribe and improve upon preceding works by introducing new plants and more detail.  

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Giacomo Quarenghi – L’architetto degli Zar

Giacomo Quarénghi, il grande  architetto  bergamasco (Capiatone, Rota d’Imagna, 1744 – Pietroburgo 1817), fu il più noto ed importante maestro del neoclassico. Maggiore interprete del Palladio; non cercò in lui il pittorico, germe sviluppato dal barocco, bensì l’armonia spaziale delle masse, la scanditura degli elementi tettonici. Tale interpretazione riuscì semplice e grandiosa nel tempo stesso, sempre legata al concetto di severe masse murarie (dove spesso le finestre s’aprono senza cornici), armonizzate da logge, colonnati e pronai rotondi. Nel 1779 si recò  per la prima volta in Russia al servizio di Caterina II, diventandone presto l’architetto ufficiale fino alla sua morte nel 1796. Proseguì quindi la prestigiosa attività alla corte dello zar paolo I° e successivamente dello zar Alessandro I. 29, 00 € paperback