Universally cited as the author, Besler acted, in fact, as the publisher, engaging the services of artists, engravers, printers, and colorists.

He did not write the botanical descriptions – tradition attributes them (at least in part) to Ludwig Jungermann.

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I’ll start off the list with something I learned while following the advice of a Flickr friend.

ABA In the US: the American Booksellers Association membership consists of independently owned bookstores, most with a store front location primarily selling new books. ABA.) The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America.

You have used such a variety of methods in dating the featured photos that we thought you’d like to share them in one place and help out those who are new to the ‘craft’.

For instance, do you date photos from: the clothing people are wearing; the cars you see; the progress of building construction; the appearance of telegraph poles; an historic event…or something unusual?

It had 367 plates depicting over 1,000 plants and flowers.

The plates were organized by seasons and they were typically bound in two large volumes. [2] A plain, uncolored copy cost 35 florins; a deluxe colored copy, 500.Occasionally the distribution of ARCs lead to textual differences between an advance review copy and a first edition.ARCs are sometimes issued as a hardcover with a review slip laid in by the publisher.It took Besler sixteen years to complete the project.Unfortunately, the Bishop couldn’t wait that long: he died in 1612 and never saw the finished work.(I pick the 1970s since during that decade the ISBN was established.) If your book was published prior to 1970s you can still use this document but the further back you go, the less my comments will apply.