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Plants and Flowers of Maine

Kate Furbish's Watercolors

Illustrated by Kate Furbish - Foreword by Richard H. F. Lindemann - Introduction by Melissa Dow Cullina

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Celebrating the life and work of botanist Kate Furbish, Rowman and Littlefield is pleased to partner with the Bowdoin College Library to publish the first ever catalog of Furbish’s artwork.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in a field dominated by her male counterparts, Kate Furbish made a name for herself traveling the length and breadth of Maine, collecting, classifying, and illustrating the native flora of the state. She discovered two previously unknown plants, which were named for her, and devoted sixty years of her life to this endeavor, producing over 1,000 illustrations, most of which are now housed at the Bowdoin College Library.
Plants and Flowers of Maine: Kate Furbish's Watercolors presents nearly 1,300 of Furbish’s color paintings, all printed full size. This large format, two-volume set is a treat for the eyes and an almanac of the rich variety of plant life to be found in Maine. It is also a testament to Kate Furbish’s lifelong passion to record all of Maine's plants and flowers in meticulous watercolor paintings.

Plants and Flowers of Maine: Kate Furbish's Watercolors comes in three formats:

This set is available as an eBook edition from rowman.com or your preferred eBook vendor. Use ISBN 9781442253766 when ordering.

A collectible limited deluxe edition of 75 numbered copies signed by Richard H. F. Lindemann is presented with forest green cloth and hand bound leather spine for $750.00. Use ISBN 9781442253735 when ordering. Terms are non-returnable; also, if you place your order on the Rowman website, a customer service specialist will contact you with shipping costs.

A shrink-wrapped edition is also available for $350.00. Use ISBN 9781442253759 when ordering. Terms are non-returnable; also, if you place your order on the Rowman website, a customer service specialist will contact you with shipping costs.
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 1360Size: 13 1/2 x 18
978-1-4422-5375-9 • Hardback • 2 vol set • June 2016 • $350.00 • (£230.00)
978-1-4422-5376-6 • eBook • June 2016 • $332.00 • (£220.00)
Table of Contents:

Foreword
Introduction
About the Captions

Book I
Volume 1
RanunculaceaeBerberidaceaeNymphaeaceaeSarraceniaceaePapaveraceaeFumariaceaeCruciferaeCistaceae
Volume 2
ViolaceaeCaryophyllaceaePortulacaceaeElatinaceaeHypericaceaeMalvaceaeFiliaceaeLinaceae
Volume 3
GeraniaceaeIlicineaeCelastraceaeRhamnaceaeVitaceaeSapindaceaeAnacardiaceaeLeguminoseae
Volume 4
RosaceaeSaxifragaceae
Volume 5
CrassulaceaeHamamelaceaeHaloraceaeOnagraceaeMelastomaceaeLythraceaeCucurbitaceaeUmbelliferaeAraliaceaeCornaceaeCaprifoliaceae
Volume 6
RubiaceaeValerianaceaeCompositae
Volume 7
Compositae. Beginning with Inula and ending with Sonchus.

Book II
Volume 8
LobeliaceaeEricaceaeAquifoliaceaePlantaginaceae
Volume 9
PlumbaginaceaePrimulaceaeLentibulariaceaeOrobanchaceaeScrophulariaceaeBerberiaceaeLabiatae
Volume 10
BorraginaceaeConvolvulaceaeSolanaceaeGentianaceaeApocynaceaeAsclepiadaceaeOleaceaeAristolochiaceaePhytolaceaceaeChenopodiaceaeAmarentaceae
Volume 11
PolygonaceaeLauraceaeThymelaeceaeLoranthaceaeSantolaceaeEuphorbiaceaeUrticaceae
Volume 12
PlantanaceaeJuglandaceaeMyricaceaeCupuliferaeBetulaceaeSalicaceaeConiferaeAraceae
Volume 13
LemnaceaeTyphaceaeSparganiaceaeNajadaceaeJuncaginaceaeAlismaceaeHydrocharidaceaeOrchidaceae
Volume 14
PlumbaginaceaePrimulaceaeLentibulariaceaeOrobanchaceaeScrophulariaceaeBerberiaceaePhrymaceaeLabiatae

Index
From the foreword: As an intrepid botanist in the field, a disciplined taxonomist at her desk, a gifted artist at the easel, and a self-taught scholar during a period when women’s opportunities for advanced learning were limited, Furbish’s life and career are worthy of careful examination.
Richard H. F. Lindemann, Bowdoin College Library, director emeritus, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives


From the introduction: She was a woman both of her time and ahead of her time, leading the way for other women in botany.
Melissa Dow Cullina, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens


• Kate Furbish was among the founding members of the Josselyn Botanical Society.

• Kate Furbish was the first woman to contribute to the New England Botanical Club journal, Rhodora (established in 1899).

• This set is the first major retrospective publication of her work and includes more than 1,000 works never seen outside the Bowdoin College library.

• Includes common and Latin names and a comprehensive index

• Plants and Flowers of Maine: Kate Furbish's Watercolors comes in three formats:

This set is available as an eBook edition from rowman.com or your preferred eBook vendor. Use ISBN 9781442253766 when ordering.

A collectible limited deluxe edition of 75 numbered copies signed by Richard H. F. Lindemann is presented with forest green cloth and hand bound leather spine for $750.00. Use ISBN 9781442253735 when ordering. Terms are non-returnable.

A shrink-wrapped edition is also available for $350.00. Use ISBN 9781442253759 when ordering. Terms are non-returnable.


• Bowdoin College's portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will fund the conservation of Kate Furbish’s original watercolors.

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