James Sowerby: The Enlightenment's Natural Historian - Paul Henderson (Hardback) 01-10-2015 Winner of Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries annual literature awards: Award of Excellence in Biography 2016 (UK).

James Sowerby: The Enlightenment's Natural Historian - Paul Henderson (Hardback) 01-10-2015 Winner of Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries annual literature awards: Award of Excellence in Biography 2016 (UK).

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James Sowerby (1757-1822) was an outstanding artist and natural historian, renowned for his discoveries and prodigious output of beautiful, scientific books of plants, fungi, animals, fossils and minerals, all at a key historical time; the age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. Beautifully illustrated with artwork and letter and manuscript extracts, this first full biography of Sowerby is a fascinating artistic and historical account, which extends beyond that of one key player.