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Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Edmee Cudmore Diana Hill



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Miegunyah Press
03 September 2018
Botanical art; Shakespeare studies & criticism; Mathematics & Sciences; Botany & plant sciences
An extraordinary mix of Shakespearian references, Guilfoyle's botanical lore, and lush botanical illustrations

'What's in a name? That which we call a Rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.'
William Shakespeare

The great William Guilfoyle, credited as the architect of Melbourne's Royal Botanic gardens, was an eminent landscape designer, botanist and writer. Here are his collected writings on the dozens of plants, fruits and flowers William Shakespeare referred to in his plays and poems. Each entry is accompanied by Basilius Besler's groundbreaking illustrations and delicate watercolours by Jacques le Morgues.

Shakespearian Botany is a feast for those who love the bard, gardens and art. It is the first in the Mr Guilfoyle trilogy.

Mr Guilfoyle's Honeymoon: The Gardens of Europe & Great Britain and Mr Guilfoyle's South Sea Islands Adventure on HMS Challenger will be published in 2019.
By:   Edmee Cudmore, Diana Hill
Imprint:   Miegunyah Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 196mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   714g
ISBN:   9780522873986
ISBN 10:   0522873987
Pages:   277
Publication Date:   03 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

EdmUe Cudmore studied Pharmacy at the Victorian College of Pharmacy and is a former voluntary guide of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Diana Hill is an English and History teacher. She teaches English at Canberra Grammar School.

Reviews for Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Lovingly presented in facsimile reproductions of the original pages by Hill and Cudmore, and illustrated by the superb work of botanical artists Basilius Besler and Jacques le Moyne, -Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany succeeds beautifully in integrating literature, painting and botany. - The Australian

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