Posts tagged with botany

  1. Wyverns, gryphons and acorns amidst the foliage: two rare early 16th century bindings by Nicholas Spierinck uncovered in the Rare Books Collection

    What makes working with rare books so intriguing is the opportunity it delivers to follow a trail of clues – Sherlock Holmes-like – to trace an …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2017/03/21/wyverns-gryphons-and-acorns-amidst-the-foliage-two-rare-early-16th-century-bindings-by-nicholas-spierinck-uncovered-in-the-rare-books-collection

  2. The eminently capable Mr Brown: Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and his magnificent tree moving machine

    The Rare Books Collection contains vestiges of many intriguing characters from the worlds of history, science and literature.  Amongst the colourful cast can be included the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/librarycollections/2016/09/08/the-eminently-capable-mr-brown-lancelot-capability-brown-and-his-magnificent-tree-moving-machine