Oak Spring Garden Library (Upperville, VA)
Tongiorgi Tomasi (Lucia), born 1939; Chien (Lisa), translator
An Oak Spring Flora : flower illustration from the fifteenth century to the present time : a selection of the rare books, manuscripts and works of art in the collection of Rachel Lambert Mellon (Oak Spring Garden Library catalogues, 3)
Upperville, VA, Oak Spring Garden Library / Yale University Press, 1997
(30 cm), lxxiii (1), 427 (3) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - Describes 111 books, manuscripts, and other works of art. The author, professor of art history at the University of Siena and an authority on flower illustration, commences her account of the evolution of floral imagery with a Books of Hours containing miniatures enclosed within floral borders, written c. 1435, once belonging to Vittoria, wife of Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. The bibliographical descriptions are by Julia Dupuis Blakely. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.