Wednesday, February 13, 2008

1586 Reference

For my History of the Book class, we have the privilege of learning about and handling rare books from the 15th to 19th centuries. Our class meets at the Chicago Botanic Garden's Library once a month over a weekend. They have a rare book collection with about 3,000 books from this time after the printing press was created. My group studied and wrote about the book below which was an herbal reference book printed in 1586 in Frankfurt, Germany for physicians to use and prescribe remedies to their patients. There is even handwriting in the back by one of the book's previous owners. Be still my heart!

2 comments:

heidi said...

That is so cool! I want to go see that library

Amy and Andrew said...

Sweet. Old books are cool.