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The Art of Botanical Illustration - University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Provides an overview of the history of botanical illustration, including herbals, travel and exploration, scientific botany, women artists, seed catalogs and modern botanicals. Includes images and/or background information for over fifty works.

Herbals and Early Gardening Books - Patten Collection
Biographical information about authors and descriptions of text accompany images from a collection of early herbal and gardening titles from the Doris and Marc Patten Collection in the library of Arizona State University. Highlights include William Coles's, The art of simpling (1657), Culpeper's Complete herbal (1814) and Parkinson's Paradisi in sole (1629). Browseable by author and title. Includes subject index.

Medicinal Spices Exhibit - UCLA Biomedical Library: History & Special Collections
Includes history of the spice trade, essays on spice sources and uses throughout history, information on culinary herbs, and descriptive profiles of 29 spices accompanied by digitized images from historical text.

"Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants"
A digital retrospective of a joint exhibition on herbal medicine presented by the Bernard Becker Medical Library (Washington University School of Medicine) and the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. Including images from the Badianus manuscript, and Leonhart Fuchs's De historia stirpium.

Missouri Botanical Library Rare Book Collection
Over 2,000 digitized historical books and periodicals. Can search for images.

National Agricultural Library Rare Book Collection
Collection of botanical prints from the library’s rare book collection.