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The Magnificent Botanical Library of the Stiftung Fur Botanik,,,collected by the late Arpad Plesch (3 vols)

By: N/A

Price: £46.00

Publisher: London, Sotheby Parke Bernet: 1975

Seller ID: 003567


A finely-bound set, 3 volumes quarto (27 by 20 cms) profusely illustrated with plain and coloured plates, with the lists of prices realised bound in at the end of each volume. An invaluable reference work listing 839 items and with an index of names. Many of the titles listed are not found in the standard bibliographies. Bound in uniform half beige morocco with matching cloth sides. The binding is attractive and more practical than the standard boards which are prone ... View more info

Clavis Anglica Linguae Botanicae or A Botanical Lexicon...

By: Berkenhout, John

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, The author: 1764

Seller ID: 003542


small octavo (6.5 by 4 inches) unpaginated but 216 pages plus preliminary leaves, nicely bound in recent full brown calf, gilt lettering label, small neat repair to blank lower part of title page otherwise a crisp, clean and complete copy in a pleasant binding £75.00 View more info

Wild Flowers of the Ceylon Hills

By: Bond, Thomas

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1953

Seller ID: 003592


octavo (22 by 14.8 cms) text of 240 pages including index, with a coloured frontispiece, illustrated throughout with line drawings, mainly full-page, original cloth in unclipped dust wrapper, signature on front end-paper, small mark on front of dust jackt which has a few signs of use otherwise a nice clean copy £18.00 View more info

Brook's Family Herbal: A History and Description of the British and Foreign Plants useful to man

By: Brook, Richard

Price: £38.00

Publisher: London, Arthur C Bonhall: 1885

Seller ID: 004179


Small octavo 17 by 10 cms (6.75 by 4 inches). This scarce herbal is illustrated with 16 coloured plates of herbs. It's in the original cloth with text of 382 pages including an index. According to the title page it has been revised and re-edited and now includes the 'most modern American remedies' Richard Brook also wrote the 'New Cyclopaedia of Botany' and 'A New Family Herbal' Covers a bit dull and with a few minor marks, rear end-papers with some spots, front c... View more info

Carl Linnaeus 1707-1778. The Collection of John E du Pont offered for sale....

By: Linnaeus:

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Leighton Buzzard, Wheldon and Wesley Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: 002040


This is the catalogue of the John E du Pont collection of Linnaen material which at the time was regarded as the second largest collection in the world. The catalogue lists 412 items, all with prices in dollars, and runs to 48 pages plus covers and has 6 coloured photos. It was issued by Wheldon and Wesley, the natural history booksellers (now closed) Folio (11.8 by 8.5 inches) ring bound, a fine copy. Very scarce. Only a small number were issued. £22.00 View more info

Natal Plants volume 6

By: Medley Wood, J

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Durban, Natal Government Herbarium: 1912

Seller ID: 003334


quarto (27 by 22.5 cms) this is volume 6 only (of 6) and is complete in itself. It is Illustrated with 100 plain lithographic plates drawn by Millicent Franks, each with the relevant text. Bound in half dark green moroco.. faint erasure mark on the front end-paper, corners rubbed, joints tender but a clean and sound copy-no internal marks or signatures, The plates, all of flowering plants, some very attractive images.£48.00 View more info

Pomarium Britannicum. An Historical and Botanical account of Fruits known in Great Britain

By: Phillips, Henry

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, T and J Allman: 1820

Seller ID: 002714

Condition: Good


large octavo (10 by 6.5 inches) illustrated with 3 coloured plates, old half dark green morocco, spine gilt with raised bands,top edge gilt, marbled sides and end-papers, a few blind stamps including one on the title page, small faint ink stamp on last leaf and reverse of title page, one spine panel marked, overall a clean and sound copy. £85.00 View more info

British Mosses, their homes, aspects, structure and uses

By: Tripp, F E

Price: £42.00

Publisher: London, Bell and Daldy: 1868

Seller ID: 003770


first edition, quarto 26 by 20 cms, text of 235 pages illustrated with 39 plain plates, original decorative green cloth, gilt all edges gilt, re-cased with new end-papers, spine dull, crinkled and a bit marked, title page and half title foxed, some very light foxing to a few plates otherwise a very clean and sound copy. This is the rare first edition. Later issues were usually in two volumes and with coloured plates. £42.00 View more info