Alexis Marie Michelle Zilen '20, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
“The Superb Lily,” was donated by Geoff Jackson, class of 1991 and beloved benefactor of Gettysburg College, to Special Collections. This first edition piece was published in the twenty first page of the book, Temple of Flora. This text is considered the greatest and most famous florilegia of the twentieth century due to its accuracy of descriptions and vast size. It contained a total of thirty five floral prints. The publisher, Robert Thornton, produced numerous copies of this book in the same year, however, the exact number of copies is unknown. (excerpt)
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Zilen, Alexis Marie Michelle, "Romanticism and Religion: The Superb Lily" (2017). Wonders of Nature and Artifice. 26.
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