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Mr Guilfoyle's Shakespearian Botany

Edmée Cudmore (author) Diana Hill (author)

ISBN: 9780522873986

Publication Date: Sep 2018

Format: Paperback

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.
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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.

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"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
Imprint Miegunyah Press
Pages 277
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2018
Publisher Melbourne University Publishing
Subject/s Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes, etc)  
Edmée 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.

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