Klaus Walter Littger is head of the manuscript department at Eichstatt University Library. In addition to essays on German language and literature, he has published a number of papers on the history of the University of Eichstatt and the history of music at Eichstatt. He is editor of a periodical and a series of publications on the history of Eichstatt. Werner Dressendoerfer is a pharmaceutical historian, academic librarian, and former honorary Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His particular spheres of interest are the history of the Early Modern herbal, the cultural history of useful and medicinal plants, and plant symbolism in art. He has published extensively on pharmaceutical and botanical history and is the author of TASCHEN's The Garden at Eichstatt, The Lilies, Leonhart Fuchs: The New Herbal of 1543, Pomona Britannica, The Temple of Flora, and The Vegetable Garden.
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