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A Collection of Ferns

Posted On February 26, 2015 | 14:55 pm | by jessicas | Permalink
A new exhibit in the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

The current library exhibit features early printed illustrations of ferns, including hand-colored woodcuts, as well as books and illustrations documenting the Victorian fern craze, or pteridomania. The exhibit also includes unique material from the Rare Book Collection, such as manuscripts by Hans Jancke and S. Fred Prince, and several images of the so-called fern motif on Inca ceramics.

Read more about the exhibit here.