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Illustrations And Indexes
The Research Libraries' enormous holdings of pre-1900 lavishly illustrated zoologies and botanies are shelved in the Central and Annex stacks, the Rare Books Division, and other special collections. Because these primary sources are often extremely fragile, as well as rare and valuable, it is suggested that facsimile editions and sources containing reproductions and modern illustrations be consulted first.
Kastner, Joseph, and Miriam T. Gross. The bird illustrated, 1550-1900: from the collections of the New York Public Library. (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1988). 100 illus., many colored. Annotated bibliography. *R-QM 88-4071. Additional copies: *HND (NYPL) 88-1345; JFM 88-61.
Kastner, Joseph, and Miriam T. Gross. The animal illustrated, 1550-1900: from the collections of the New York Public Library. (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1991). 100 illustrations, many colored. Bibliography. *R-QGD 91-7487. Additional copy: *HND (NYPL) 91-7486.
Munz, Lucille T., and Nedra G. Slauson. Index to illustrations of living things outside North America: where to find pictures of flora and fauna. (Hamden, Conn.: Archon, 1981). Bibliography. *RS-PQ 82-1893. Indexes photographs, paintings and sketches of more than 9,000 species of animals and plants found all over the world. A companion work to Thompson (below).
Staph, O. Index londinensis to illustrations of flowering plants, ferns and fern allies... 6 vols. Supplement... 2 vols. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1929-31; 1941). *RS-QEB+. Prepared under the auspices of the Royal Horticultural Society, this is a scholarly (listings only by scientific names of plants) index to illustrations in the classic botanies, from the 18th century through 1936. Related titles that update this primary source are Index kewensis... 1901- QEK+ and Harvard University. Gray Herbarium Index. 1968, 1978. Pub. Cat. 88-6738.
Thompson, John W. Index to illustrations of the natural world: where to find pictures of the living things of North America. Ed. by Nedra G. Slauson. Syracuse: Gaylord, 1977. *RS-PQ 79-4443.