General Book Collection
The Lloyd stacks house many thousands of books dating from 1700 to the present and comprise a wide variety of international, national, and regional resources. Some representative highlights include
The Reference Collection in the Reading Room contains such materials as indices to botanical illustrations, taxonomic reference sources, history of medicine bibliographies, medical dictionaries, herb and drug dictionaries, alternative medicine encyclopedias, and current literature on evidence-based herbal medicine to name a few.
Rare Book Collection
This collection contains thousands of the Lloyd's most prized possessions. The scope encompasses key monographs in the library's focus areas dating from 1493 to 1699 for European titles and from 1798 to 1850 for American titles. Here one can find some of the earliest treatises on alchemy, botany, and domestic medicine, as well as the first works on American materia medica and masterpieces from some of the world's greatest natural history artists and botanical illustrators, such as Maria Sibylla Merian, Pierre Joseph Redouté, Mark Catesby, and Georg Dionysius Ehret. Among the Lloyd's treasures housed in this collection are:
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