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Early 19th century xylotheks

Xylotheks, or xylotheques, are book-like herbariums, made of wood and filled with wood specimens, including dried leaves, flowers, seeds and bark.   They appeared towards the end of the 17th century […]

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William Beckford’s travels in Italy (1834)

William Beckford (1760-1844) was an English novelist and travel writer, best known for his Gothic novel, Vathek (1786), and for building the magnificent (but structurally unsound) Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire.  […]

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