Taxonomy of the Common (Pedunculate) Oak
The words spell out the oak tree taxonomy, explaining the hierarchy of the biological classification system. Set and printed by hand using old wood and lead type.
Letterpress on Somerset rag paper
30" x 22"
Edition of 9
A page of hand set, hand printed letterpress type, spelling out in Latin the Taxonomy of the Common British Oak, Quercus robur. Using old wooden and lead type faces, red, green and black inks, this is of historical and botanical interest. It would be a useful addition to the biology classroom perhaps, demonstrating the hierarchy of classification as developed by Linnaeus in the 18th century.