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Contents List of Illustrations Preface Writing on Hyacinths: A Prelude Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Published virtues of the earth: An introduction 1 Chapter 2 The bookish nature of botanical culture: Continental contexts i. Botanical renaissance: A potted history ii. Words and things in humanist herbalism iii. Botany by the book iv. Botanical Gardens in Book Form: The Herbaria 18 Chapter 3 Botanical reformation in William Turner¿s books of nature i. Biographical contexts ii. Anthological botany iii. Turner¿s reforms: Naming and translating iv. What¿s in a name? Truth, falsity, and fiction 56 Chapter 4 John Gerard¿s uncommon ground i. The garden grows: From catalogue to herbal ii. The anthology of nature: Gerard¿s as editor and author iii. iv. Botanical poetics and the rhetoric of description Imaginary gardens: Poets as herbalists 108 Chapter 5 Domesticated plants and domesticating books: Cultivating household textual collection i. The place of books ii. The Place of Plants iii. Gallery and Paradise iv. Stillroom and study v. Posies transposed 181 Chapter 6 Epilogue 218 Bibliography 222
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Literature and science -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Botany -- History -- 16th century.
Early printed books -- England -- History -- 16th century.
England -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Turner, William. d. 1568.
Gerard, John, 1545-1612.
Botany in literature.