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Hidden Treasures: The Unusual Binding of “Flora Sibirica”

This article is part of our year-long “Hidden Treasures” series in which Alyssa B. Young, Special Collections Librarian, features notable works in the BRIT rare book collection. As you look through the shelves in our rare book room, you see rows and … Continue reading

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Cabinet Curiosities: Botanical Specimens with a Mysterious Past!

[This is part of our “Cabinet Curiosities” series, which explores significant items in our Herbarium collection. This article originally appeared in BRIT’s former newsletter publication, Iridos, Issue 16(1) 2005.]   “Wow!” is the most frequent comment from visitors viewing the … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures: Alexander von Humboldt and the Scientific Discovery of America

This article is part of our year-long “Hidden Treasures” series in which Alyssa B. Young, Special Collections Librarian, features notable works in the BRIT rare book collection. BRIT Reads, our monthly bookclub, recently enjoyed Andrea Wulf’s bestseller The Invention of Nature: Alexander … Continue reading

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