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The Temple of Flora by Thornton
"The Temple of Flora" (Robert John Thornton, 1799-1807)
Robert John Thornton (c. 1768-1837) was an English physician and botanical writer. 40 years of Thorntons life after entering the medical profession were shaped by his obsession with botany – his enthusiasm for the scientific knowledge of plants – which culminated in the publication of The Temple of Flora. The work consists of 28 plant illustrations. These facsimiles are printed by Taschen.
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