From Here and There. Richard Wagener.
From Here and There.
From Here and There.
From Here and There.
From Here and There.
From Here and There.
From Here and There.
From Here and There.

From Here and There.

Petaluma, California: Mixolydian Editions, 2022. One of twenty-six deluxe copies in an edition of fifty-one, plus six hors commerce copies. With twenty woodcut plates (including frontispiece), six in color, of plants observed in the wild and in botanical gardens internationally. With an explanatory paragraph for each woodcut. Printed by Richard Wagener in Aldus Nova, Centaur, and Bembo types on Zerkall smooth paper. This is the deluxe edition with a suite of six additional signed prints, three in color. The prints reproduce woodcuts included in the book. A fine copy, as new, of a beautiful book in the iridescent Japanese cloth clamshell case. With the prospectus. Bound by Priscilla Spitler in red morocco over iridescent paste paper made by Claire Maziarczyk. Foil stamped with title on spine. 7 x 12 in. [72] pp. Item #17226

Wagener observed the plants illustrated in the present work while visiting botanical gardens in countries including Australia, England, Scotland, Lithuania, Austria, and Finland. These international finds are joined by illustrations of plants from the Huntington botanical gardens, as well as four plants observed in the wild in California and Costa Rica.

From Here and There continues thematically from Wagener’s Exoticum (2017), which also explores the plants of the Huntington, in particular the native flora of California. The present work and Exoticum both have elements of the field guide in their form, with the explanatory paragraphs in the present work offering information on the origins of each plant and their relevance in medicine, cuisine, and culture. The result is a book that muses on ecology, the role of nature in human civilization, the threat of climate change, and even the forces of colonization and so-called discovery that brings a flower native to the Amazons to a botanical garden in Scotland in the first place.

Price: $1,450.00

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