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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

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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

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New Cyclopaedia of Botany and Complete Book of Herbs (2 vols)

By: Brook, Richard

Price: £140.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Farrah: 1854

Seller ID: 000532

Two volumes bound in one, thick octavo (7.5 by 5 inches) illustrated with a vignette title page and 100 coloured plates, bound in modern half dark brown calf, gilt titling. Very small piece missing from one technical plate, some light thumbing and last few text leaves slightly spotted, inscription on front fly-leaf otherwise a very clean, complete and nicely bound copy. £140.00 View more info

Woodland Sketches: A Series of Characteristic Portraits of Trees, Adapted for Studies for Artists and Amateurs.

By: Childs. George

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Robert Tyas: 1839

Seller ID: 002643

slim folio (14.5 by 19.5 inches) 1839 with 16 lithograph plates of trees drawn by Childs, lacks the lithograph and letterpress title pages, contents loose in original cloth, spine defective, 1 plate damaged, the plates clean. Skilful, sensitive drawings of English trees, reminiscent in style of the art of J D Harding. A rare work but incomplete so offered as a collection of plates. £90.00 View more info

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The Family Flora and Materia Medica Botanica

By: Good, Peter P

Price: £370.00

Publisher: Elizabethtown N.J., The author: 1847

Seller ID: 000542

two volumes, medium octavo (9 by 6 inches) illustrated with 96 coloured plates all with tissue guards and mostly showing flowering plants, bound in plain brown cloth, gilt titles, marbled end-papers, bound without the title page for volume two, six plates browned, faint toning on a few text leaves and to a few other plates otherwise an unusually clean and fresh copy of a book in which the plates are usually browned, foxed or offset. £370.00 View more info

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The Rose Book. A practical treatise on the culture of the rose

By: Hibberd, Shirley

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Groombridge and Sons: 1864

Seller ID: 003341

Condition: Good ++

first edition, crown octavo (19 by 13 cms) text of 288 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's adverts, with a frontispiece showing a design for a rosarium and several full-page and text engravings, original purple cloth, re-cased with later end-papers, spine darkened and a bit worn, corners rubbed, contents clean, binding firm and sound. £28.00 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

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Natal Plants volume 6

By: Medley Wood, J

Price: £62.00

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, including very striking and attractive ones.£62.00 View more info

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The Rose Garden in two divisions

By: Paul, William

Price: £335.00

Publisher: London, Kent and Co: 1888

Seller ID: 002370

the rare ninth edition, issued in quarto format and with 20 beautiful coloured plates of roses, superbly printed in chromolithography by G Severeyens. Bound in the original decorative brown cloth, quarto (12 by 10 inches) and illustrated with 20 coloured and 20 plain wood engraved plates of roses and numerous text illustrations. A few very faint foxing spots on the title page and one plate with some faint foxing otherwise a fine, clean copy. First issued in 1848 with 15 ... View more info

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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