Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on botany, plants, wildflowers & floras at Horizon Books.

ABERCROMBIE, John; The Hot-House Gardener on the General Culture of the Pine-Apple, and Methods of Forcing Early Grapes, Peaches, Nectarines, and Other Choice Fruits, Hot-Houses, Fruit-Houses, Hot-Walls, &c. With Directions for Raising Melons and Early Strawberries. London, John Stockdale, 1789, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 238, [ii, ads] pp 5 folding copper-engraved plates printed in red (one with tear at fold), contemporary quarter vellum and marbled boards, contemporary vellum spine professionally rebacked, ink title lettering on spine in contemporary hand, cover lightly used, interior is clean and near fine tall copy, no ownership marks.

The author operated a nursery but is 'best known as a best-selling writer on practical gardening' [Henrey], an 'outstanding British pomologist' [Jansen 269]. An important contribution to fruit growing. Henrey 402. Cleveland Herbal Collection 589.

US$1400. bookID # 13720


AIKIN [Aiken}, John [published anonymously]; The Woodland Companion: or a Brief Description of British Trees, with some Account of their Uses. London, J. Johnson, 1802, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; [iv], 92 pp, 28 engraved double-page plates, recent calf-backed boards, gilt lines, decorations and lettering on spine, marbled boards, title page worn and with previous owner's name, very good complete copy of the first edition with good impressions of the plates.

Freeman 41. The preface is signed "J. A.". The fine copper-engraved botanical plates show the leaves, flowers, seeds of each plant.

US$200. bookID # 4889


ALLISON, K. W. and John Child; The Mosses of New Zealand. Dunedin, University of Otago Press, [1971], First edition, 12mo [22 x 14 cm]; 155 pp, 64 illustrations from photos on 32 plates, 96 line drwgs, glossary, keys, bibliog, index, original black cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (tear, rubbed at edges), fine and clean in good jacket.

A detailed and well-illustrated work by two experts.

US$2. bookID # 9660


ANDERSON, Frank J.; A Treasury of Flowers; Rare Illustrations from the Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Boston, Toronto, London, Little, Brown and Company, 1990, First Edition, folio [36.5 x 26 cm]; 175 pp, 80 fine color plates of flowers and fruits, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), a corner lightly bumped, else near fine, clean and unmarked.

Exquisite reproductions from the golden age of botanical art, from the 17th and 18th centuries, with interesting description and biographic details. The artists include Ehret, Redoute, Catesby, Knorr, Curtis, Bauer, etc, each with five plates taken from their finest works. Anderson was curator of Rare Books at the New York Botanical Garden. Not to be confused with the author's other book, An Illustrated Treasury of Cultivated Flowers, published in 1979, with different content and plates.

US$26. bookID # 13383


ANDREWS, Jean, foreword by Ghillean T. Prance, introduction by E. Arthur Bell; American Wildflower Florilegium. Denton, University of North Texas Press, [1992], First edition, 4to [30.5 x 23 cm]; 127 pp, 52 fine color plates, index, original cloth, dj, fine.

Attractive botanical art from the artist's original guache and color pencil drawings, each accompanied by a description, history, origin and references of early works.

US$14. bookID # 6475


APGAR, Austin Craig; Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (Hardy, Cultivated). New York, American Book Company, [1910], First edition, 12mo [19 x 13.5 cm]; 352 pp, 4 plates, each with several figures, plus 621 engraved illustrations in text, index, original cloth, spine faded, small stain on corner of rear cover, name on endpaper, else very good, interior clean.

A good guide with keys to identification of all related plants with illustrations showing leaves, flowers and fruit.

US$3. bookID # 8428


ARCHER, Thomas Croxen; Profitable Plants; Description of the Principal Articles of Vegetable Origin Used for Food, Clothing, Tanning, Dyeing, Building, Medicine, Perfumery, etc. London, George Routledge and Sons, [1853], First edition, 12mo [17 x 13.5 cm]; xv, 359 pp, 20 hand colored plates including frontis, each with several figures, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration and title on spine, one margin repaired, light mark on upper cover, minor foxing on few leaves, very good clean copy, spine bright.

Besides the descriptions of coffee, tea, cocoa, cloves, cinnamon, nuts, palms, the author also describes opium, tobacco, cinchona, senna, etc. Regarding opium, the author states that 51 tons were imported in 1852. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 10. British Museum Natural History p. 55. The work was also issued under the title Popular Economic Botany in the Popular Natural History series produced by Routledge.

US$200. bookID # 7705


ATKINSON, George Francis; Mushrooms, Edible and Poisonous. Ithaca, New York, Andrus & Church, publishers, 1900, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; vi, 275 pp, 76 plates including color and color frontis with tissue guards, 223 figures, 2 tables, index, glossary, errata sheet, 4 page booklet on rear endpaper on mushroom books by author, original pictorial cloth, silver lettering on spine and cover, front internal hinge expertly repaired, fine and clean copy.

A classic on American mushrooms with the colored plates from paintings by Franklin Root Rathburn, covering all aspects. There are also chapters on recipes for cooking mushrooms by Sarah Tyson Rorer; Chemistry and Toxicology of the Fungi by J. F. Clark; and Structural Characters of Mushrooms by J. F. Clark. The appendix consists of analytical keys on different species of mushrooms.

US$24. bookID # 12608


AUDAS, James Wales; The Australian Bushland. Melbourne, Robertson & Mullens, [1950], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 711, [i, errata] pp, frontis (portrait), 8 color plates from paintings (one of Cassowary, others of flowers), many other plates and illustrations from photos, maps, glossary, index, original green cloth, spine and cover title lettering, dj (chipped at spine ends, not price clipped), interior is clean and fine, overall very good.

The botanist author, describes the flora, trees, grasses, etc in each region of Australia as well as botanical excursions in Victoria, appendices on wildflowers, grasses, Australian aborigines, birds, mammals of Australia, termites, erosion, Australian exploration, etc. Very well-illustrated.

US$30. bookID # 11504


AYMONIN, Gerard G. (introduction and commentaries); forward by Pierre Gascar; The Besler Florilegium; Plants of the Four Seasons. New York, Harry N. Abrams, [1989], First American Edition, translated from the French by Eileen Finletter & Jean Ayer, folio [39 x 30 cm]; 542 pp, 373 color plates, each color plate also in bw in reduced format, other color illustrations in text, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine+, a pristine copy, clean and unmarked.

Originally published in 1613, the great florilegium by Basiliu Besler of Nuremberg is one of the most ambitious and splendid books ever produced on ornamental flowering plants. Besler recorded, season by season, every variety of plant in the fabulous garden helped to create for Konrad, including species from the New World as well as natives of Europe, for which no expense was spared. This magnificent production reproduced in 1989 is based on a rare hand colored copy of the original edition, all of the plates reproduced just as Besler approved them, each accompanied by commentary based on Besler's own text and incorporating twentieth century botanical nomenclature and English vernacular names. The introduction by Aymonim provides an historical perspective. A superb production and a massive work (about 7 kilos). This copy has a loose relevant newspaper clipping with photo showing an antiquarian bookdealer admiring the original plates.

US$65. bookID # 12792


BADGER, Mrs. G. M., introduction by L. H. Sigourney; Wild Flowers Drawn and Colored From Nature. New York, Charles Scribner, 1859, First edition, folio [36.5 x 29 cm]; vii, [i], 44 pp, 22 fine hand colored plates including frontis (complete), each with tissue guard, illustrating 25 flowers, original full blind-stamped leather, gilt picture on front cover, gilt title, gilt spine decorations, all edges gilted, cover wear at edges and joints, slightly foxed on few leaves but overall interior is quite clean and near fine.

Nissen 57. Bennett p. 6: '22 brilliant full page plates in color, each plate accompanied by an appropriate poem printed on the opposite page. The flower prints are very fine lithographs by Donaldson Brothers of New York'. Donaldson Brothers are highly celebrated for their fine hand colored botanical books. The frontis is an attractive bouquet. 'Mrs. Badger's fine drawings and talented hand have survived to keep her name alive' [Kramer, Women of Flowers].

US$1600. bookID # 12751


BARKER, Nicolas [introduction]; An Important Botanical Library, Part I & Part II (complete). New York, Christie's New York, 1997, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 2 volumes, 258; 185 pp, numerous colored and black and white plates and illustrations, including folding, indexes, bibliography, includes the original printed prices realized for each volume, original pictorial heavy paper covers with title lettering on spines and cover, few notes of original owner, but very good+ condition.

An important reference of 691 auction lots containing thousands of books with detailed descriptions and considerable commentaries on the more important items. Includes books from the rare book library bequeathed by Kenneth K. Mackenzie in 1934 to the Horticultural Society of New York, sold to Robert de Belder in 1981; and Robert de Belder s other acquisitions, including the library of Philippe de Vilmorin; books from the Boissier-de Candolle collections; significant auction purchases of a number of books from the sale of the Arpad Plesch collection (de Beider being the single largest buyer), as well as at sales from the libraries of the Earl of Derby, the Linnean Society of London and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, with many other books added.

US$35. bookID # 13870


BATEMAN, James; The Orchidaceae of Mexico and Guatemala. New York, Amsterdam, Johnson Reprint Corporation, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, nd [c1975], reprint of the first edition of 1837, limited edition, folio [49 x 36 cm]; 40 attractive colored plates, other engraved illus, with the original pictorial title page and text, unpaginated, original simulated leather backed cloth covered boards, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean.

This is a limited edition reprint of 1,000 copies of the classic orchid book with all the plates of the original which was printed 1837-43. His book was one of the largest books ever printed and 'was one of the first products of orchidomania that swept England's upper classes in the nineteenth century' [Glikbarg 12]. Each orchid described in the work was a new introduction, collected by Skinner in Guatemala and Hartweg in Mexico. Burrage p. 7. Nissen 89. The last copy of the original 1837 edition traced was at Sotheby's in 2003, selling for US$105,000 plus their commission, with the Christie's 2002 copy at US$170,000, each with some defects.

US$650. bookID # 11928


BICHARD, John D. and David McClintock; Wild Flowers of the Channel Islands. London, Chatto & Windus, 1975, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; xi, [69] pp, 100 color illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, dj, fine, signed by author on title page.

The plants of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, etc are each described in text and photos.

US$1. bookID # 5295


BLAIR, John L.; British Wild Flowers. Edinburgh and London, W. & R. Chambers, [1953], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 239 pp, frontis, 80 full-page color plates from paintings, printed on both sides, many other plates from drwgs, other illustrations in text, tables, glossary, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, cover and endpaper stains, good solid copy.

A comprehensive and very well-illustrated work covering flowers of the woods, hedgerow, field, wayside, wasteland, meadow, waterside with appendices on herbal lore and folklore of flowers.

US$4. bookID # 8892


BLAKE, S. F. and Alice C. Atwood; Geographical guide to floras of the world; Part I: Africa, Australia, North & South America, Islands of the Atlantic, Pacific & Indian Oceans [AND] Part II, Western Europe. New York and London, Hafner Publishing; US Department of Agriculture, 1967, 1961, First edition of volume II, reprint of volume I, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes complete, [iv], 336; [ii]. 742 pp, author index, geographical index, original cloth, spine title lettering, volume I is ex-library, title stamp and spine wear but interior clean and unmarked, volume II is fine and clean.

A thorough standard reference work with both volumes, with very detailed descriptions of thousands of books, papers, arranged by region with good indexing.

US$9. bookID # 13490


BLOMBERY, Alex & Tony Rodd, illustrations by Betty Maloney; Palms; An Informative, Practical Guide to Palms of the World, their Cultivation, Care and Landscape Use. Melbourne, Angus & Robertson, [1982], First edition, 4to [29.5 x 22 cm]; [vi], 199 pp, hundreds of fine color illustrations from photos, including full page, glossary, bibliog, index, original green cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, dj (not clipped), fine and clean copy, unmarked.

A comprehensive treatment of all aspects of cultivation, propagation, landscaping, growing in containers, etc, with detailed descriptions of each species, and lists of species that will grow under various conditions.

US$20. bookID # 11438


BLOMBERY, Alex & Tony Rodd, illustrations by Betty Maloney; Palms; An Informative, Practical Guide to Palms of the World, their Cultivation, Care and Landscape Use. Melbourne, Angus & Robertson, [1992], , 4to [29.5 x 22 cm]; [vi], 201 pp, hundreds of fine color illustrations from photos, including full page, glossary, bibliog, index, original green cloth, title lettering on spine, dj (not clipped), fine and clean copy, unmarked.

A comprehensive treatment of all aspects of cultivation, propagation, landscaping, growing in containers, etc, with detailed descriptions of each species, and lists of species that will grow under various conditions.

US$18. bookID # 11439


BOCHER [BCHER], Tyge W.; The Botanical Expedition to West Greenland in 1946 : Introduction with a Short Mention of the Vegetation and Areas Examined; Den Botaniske Expedition til Vestgronland 1946. Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzels Forlag, 1949, First edition, Meddelelser om Grønland Vol. 147 No. 1, 8vo [28 x 18 cm]; 28 pp, with all 14 illustrations including a map, others are photos, bibliog, original heavy paper wraps, title lettering on cover, light cover aging, else clean, unmarked fine copy.

This published in English provides details on the expedition, topography, ecology, botany, collections made. The illustrations are mostly of scenery, lakes, mountain, house of the expedition, etc.

US$20. bookID # 12880


BOYLE, Frederick; About Orchids; a Chat. London, Chapman and Hall, 1893, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; xv, 250 pp, 8 fine chromolithographed plates including frontis, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, edges lightly rubbed, internal hinge lightly cracked but firm, else fine and clean copy with good impressions of plates, gilt is bright.

An interesting discussion about orchids, their history and habits, including cool, warm and hot varieties, hybridizing, orchid farm, orchid sale, and with nice attractive plates of some of the most famous orchid species. 'Charmingly unpretentious offering' [Glikbarg 29].

US$90. bookID # 10647


BOYLE, Frederick; The Woodlands Orchids, Described and Illustrated with Stories of Orchid-Collecting. London, Macmillan and Co, 1901, First Edition, 4to [24 x 19 cm]; ix, 274 pp, 16 chromolithographed plates including the frontis from paintings by J. L. Macfarlane, portrait of J. Coles, index, orig pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title on cover and spine, gilt vignette of orchid on cover, a. e. g., cover slightly rubbed, minor foxing on some leaves, mostly marginal, hinges cracking but firm, endpaper inscription, very good copy, interior excellent.

Boyle wrote several books on orchids, of which this is his scarcest and most attractive, especially the colored plates. The stories of how the orchids were found are quite interesting. Most chapters include lists and descriptions of numerous orchid species and hybrids. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 35. The plates include Zygo-Colax, Laelias, Cattleyas, Lycaste, Cypripediums, Odontoglossums.

US$180. bookID # 11679


BRIMBLE, L. J. F.; Trees in Britain, Wild, Ornamental and Economic, and some Relatives in Other Lands. London, Macmillan and Co., 1946, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; x, 352 pp, 8 colored plates from paintings, including frontis, hundreds of other illus, mostly from photos but some from paintings, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small mark on endpaper, slightly foxed at outer text block, else clean and fine in chipped and rubbed dj.

A well-illustrated and thorough description of each species together with the role of trees in folk-lore and literature.

US$2. bookID # 9217


BRITTON, N. L. and J. N. Rose; The Cactaceae; Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family. Washington, The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1919-1923, First edition, and by far the best edition, 4to [30 x 23 cm]; 4 volumes, vii, 236, [vii]; vii, 240; vii, 255; vii, 318 pp, 137 plates including 108 fine color lithographs (chromolithographs), frontis in each volume including photogravures, 1120 other illus, from photos and drwgs, index, contemporary half roan with gilt spine title lettering, joints rubbed, small chip at head of one spine, title page has perforated stamp of the publisher but no other stamps, few pencil marks in one volume, clean overall, plates bright, near fine set.

Nissen 236. Plesch sale 87. The best work written on cacti, very well-illustrated. The later reprints are all inferior and had either no color plates or many fewer, and none had the color lithographed plates which were produced by A. Hoen & Co. and after M. [Mary] E. Eaton, H. A. Wood, Kaka Morita and others. The most recent auction record traced was in 1988.

US$2100. bookID # 12681


BROOK, J. A.; Brook's Popular Botany. London, Brook, Richardson & Co., nd [c 1880], , 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 272 pp, 34 colored plates (some hand colored, rest chromolithographs) including frontis, plus colored title page, numerous other engravings, green cloth with gilt rules title lettering on spine, light stain on rear cover, very good copy with nice plates.

The British Museum copy has only 32 plates. Most of the plates show 3 to 6 figures, although a number show only one subject, including one of the water lily. An interesting work that describes the uses of the plants and their cultivation. Hundreds of species are covered.

US$140. bookID # 7237


BUEK, G.H.; Iles, George; The Wild Flowers of Canada; by Special Artists and Botanists, Endorsed by University Botanists of Both Continents. Montreal, The Montreal Star, [circa 1895], First Edition, oblong 4to [21 x 31 cm]; [iv], [144], [xii] pp, 288 color lithographic (chromolithograph) plates (2 per page), each plate with leaf of explanation, unpaginated, text illus, initials, index at end, original red cloth with original color lithographed (chromolithograph) title page mounted on front cover and chromolithographed plate on rear cover, cover lightly rubbed, interior clean, near fine.

Bennett p. 113. Originally issued with weekly newspapers (Botanical Fine Art Weekly) and collected bound together, the color plates (chromolithographs) are very attractive. The work was published in the US and Canada at the same time, the title of the US version was 'Wild Flowers of America; Flowers of Every State in the American Union', identical in every way except for the title, published by G. H. Buek & Co.

US$125. bookID # 12965


BULLER, A. H. Reginald; Researches on Fungi: an Account of the Production, Liberation & Dispersion of the Spores of Hymenomycetes Treated Botanically and Physically, Also Some Observations upon the Discharge and Dispersion of the Spores of Ascomycetes and of Pilobolus. London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1909, First edition, large 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; xi, 287 pp, 5 double-page plates and 83 other illus, from photos and drawings, tables, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering and title lettering in black on cover, cover a bit spotted, front blank endpaper removed, very good and sound copy, interior is clean, unmarked and fine.

Buller, a professor of botany and acclaimed researcher of fungi and mushrooms, provides a major contribution to the physiology, morphology and physics of reproduction in the Hymenomycetes and also a record of some observations upon the discharge of spores of Asomycetes and of Pilobulus. Detailed and scholarly, with excellent illustrations, the author also describes his research methods and apparatus. This book was quite successful and popular and later became a series of several volumes, but this edition did not indicate there would be later volumes.

US$65. bookID # 12577


CATLOW, Agnes; Popular Field Botany; containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the Plants Most Common to the Various Localities of the British Isles, adapted to the Study of Either the Artificial or Natural Systems. London, Reeve and Co., 1852, third edition, 12mo [17 x 13 cm]; x, 409, [viii, ads] pp, 20 hand colored plates of flowers, some with several figures, endpapers with ads, index, half title page is present, original gilt decorated blind-stamped cloth, gilt decorated spine, slightly edgeworn, inscribed on half-title page, very good overall.

Freeman 667. In the Popular Natural History series. Agnes Catlow was a popular natural history writer.

US$40. bookID # 13493


CATLOW, Agnes; Popular Field Botany; containing a Familiar and Technical Description of the Plants Most Common to the Various Localities of the British Isles, adapted to the Study of Either the Artificial or Natural Systems. London, Reeve and Co., 1852, third edition, 12mo [17 x 13 cm]; x, 409, [viii, ads] pp, 20 hand colored plates of flowers, some with several figures, endpapers with ads, index, half title, original gilt decorated blind-stamped cloth, gilt decorated spine, rubbed, edges worn, interior is very good in good cover.

Freeman 667. In the Popular Natural History series.

US$21. bookID # 5457


CATLOW, Agnes; Popular Garden Botany; Containing a Familiar and Scientific Description of Most of the Hardy and Half-hardy Plants Introduced into the Flower Garden. London, Lovell Reeve, 1855, , 12mo [17 x 13 cm]; x, 320, 16 uncolored lithographed plates by W. Fitch, frontis with tissue guard, index, original blind-stamped cloth, with gilt design and title lettering on spine, light wear to edges, name on endpaper, very good.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 52. Catlow was popular natural history writer of the time.

US$20. bookID # 13499


CHICKERING, Carol Rogers, foreword by Julian A. Steyermark; Flowers of Guatemala. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, [1973], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xix, 128, [iv] pp, 50 fine colored plates from paintings, 2 maps including colored, index, with the loose errata sheet usually absent, original two-part cloth, spine title lettering, near fine and clean in dj (chipped on edge of rear panel, small closed tear, not price clipped).

The author-artist travelled extensively throughout Guatemala at different seasons, including very remote areas, painting from life, created this album of fine botanical art, including of orchids, each painting with accompanying description, and with a good introduction.

US$9. bookID # 11401


CHIN, Chin Hoong Fong; Malaysian Flowers in Colour. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tropical Press, 1980, , small 4to [26 x 18 cm]; xi, 172 pp, numerous color illustrations from photos, bibliog, index to common names, index to botanical names, original pictorial gilt cloth, dj (slightly rubbed), fine and clean.

The work covers flowering trees, ornamental shrubs, tropical climbers, orchids, cultivation methods, etc.

US$3. bookID # 4623


CHIN, Wee Yeow; Ferns of the Tropics. Portland, Timber Press, [1997], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 190 pp, over 200 color photos, plus many colored illustrations from drwgs, glossary, bibliog, list of fern societies, index, original pictorial boards, title lettering on cover and spine, dj (not price clipped), a fine, clean and unused copy.

A detailed and very well-illustrated survey of these ferns by renowned botanist who travelled extensively to study and photograph them, including chapters on ferns in folklore and superstition, economic uses, propagation, cultivation, habitats, species.

US$21. bookID # 11246


CHUNG, In_Cho; The Arctic and Rockies as Seen by a Botanist; Pictorial. Williamsport, Pennsylvania, by the author, 1984, First edition, published in only 500 copies, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; 343 pp, 2 tipped-in errata sheets at end, 574 fine colored photo illustrations, detailed bibliog, index, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, original slipcase with title lettering, not issued with a dust jacket, flat signed by the author on the title page, clean and fine, unmarked.

Fine photos of vegetation and plants from the Rockies, from the Brooks Range of Alaska, through the Yukon and south to Colorado, and from the Arctic, mainly south of the 75th parallel of latitude including Baffin, Victoria and Banks islands and northern Alaska. Valuable for its many fine photos and descriptions

US$160. bookID # 12327


CLARKSON, L. [Lida]; Indian Summer; Autumn Poems and Sketches. New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, 1881, First edition, 4to [32 x 25 cm]; 52 pp, 12 color lithographed (chromolithograph) plates, 4 tinted plates including title, dedication and contents pages, tissue guards, original pictorial cloth, elaborate gilt design, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine ends chipped, short joint split, rear cover a little spotted, name on endpaper, interior is very good+ with strong impressions of the plates.

Bennett 24. Reese 60: 'The artist, Lida Clarkson, who also published works on home decoration and art instruction, produced a clutch of similar volumes. The heavy inking and rather oily colors were a deliberate effort to imitate the look of oil painting'. BAL 11428. The attractive plates are of leaves and flowers.

US$55. bookID # 11217


CLEMENTS, Edith S.; Flowers of Coast and Sierra. New York, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1928, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16.5 cm]; xii, 226 pp, 32 colored plates from paintings, including frontis flower chart with tissue guard and letterpress, index, original pictorial cloth with picture in red, yellow and green, spine faded, inscription of Dr Francis M. Smith, interior is clean and unmarked, overall very good sound copy.

An attractively illustrated popular survey of wildflowers.

US$3. bookID # 11852


CLEMENTS, Frederic Edward and Edith Schwartz Clements; Rocky Mountain Flower, an Illustrated Guide for Plant-Lovers and Plant-Users. White Plains and New York, The H. W. Wilson Company, 1914, First edition, 4to [25.5 x 18 cm]; xxxi, 392 pp, 47 plates including 25 fine color plates, flower chart, key to families, errata, glossary, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lower edge lightly rubbed, some corners with light crease, very good+ with a presentation inscription signed by both authors, dated 1914 in the year of publication.

A detailed and scholarly work covering all species and families, with very attractive illustrations from paintings by Edith Clements. Signed first editions are not common.

US$55. bookID # 11069


COATS, Alice M.; The Treasury of Flowers. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1975], First American edition, small 4to [24 x 17 cm]; unpaginated, 118 plates including 33 in color, bibliography, index of persons, index of plants, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly used with short tear on rear panel, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good jacket.

The author, a leading authority of the history of plants, selected the illustrations from old printed books, periodicals and in some cases from unpublished works, from botanical art that was done from the late fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Complementary to her previous, The Book of Flowers, with illustrations from early folios, this book concentrates on works done on a smaller scale, but still finely done, and well-presented with numerous illustrations from original sources.

US$2. bookID # 13840


COATS, Alice M.; The Treasury of Flowers. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1975], First American edition, small 4to [24 x 17 cm]; unpaginated, 118 plates including 33 in color, bibliography, index of persons, index of plants, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly used, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good+ dust jacket.

The author, a leading authority of the history of plants, selected the illustrations from old printed books, periodicals and in some cases from unpublished works, from botanical art that was done from the late fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Complementary to her previous, The Book of Flowers, with illustrations from early folios, this book concentrates on works done on a smaller scale, but still finely done, and well-presented with numerous illustrations from original sources.

US$2. bookID # 13839


COATS, Peter; Flowers; The Story of Flowers, Plants and Gardens Through the Ages. [London], Peerage Books, [c1970], , 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; 264 pp, color frontis, 40 pages of color illus, 148 other photos, many illustrations from drawings, index, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean, unmarked.

This description of the evolution of the English garden is a comprehensive introduction to garden history, including the great horticulturists from Gerard and Parkinson, the famous herbalists, to Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson. The author demonstrates how the plants of European and American gardens have evolved throughout the centuries. The book was published in the USA as Flowers in History.

US$20. bookID # 12935


COCKAYNE, L. (Leonard); Report on a Botanical Survey of Stewart Island. Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand Department of Lands; John Mackey, Government Printer, 1909, First edition, folio [33.5 x 21 cm]; 68 pp, colored folding map, 43 photo illustrations, mostly two per page, tables, bibliography, original printed paper wrap front cover with title lettering held by tape, wrapper worn, chipped, bit foxed, lacks rear blank paper cover, interior is very good, unmarked and clean.

A well-illustrated and detailed study by famous New Zealand botanist.

US$22. bookID # 13862


COLEMAN, Ronald A.; The Wild Orchids of California. Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, [1995], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xvii, 201 pp, 129 color illustrations from photos on 39 plates, maps, distribution maps, tables, charts, text illus, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (slightly worn at corner), fine and clean in near fine dj.

This is the first book on California's wild orchids, a well illustrated field guide to the 32 species, each described in detail with distribution maps.

US$12. bookID # 6373


CONNOLD, Edward T.; British Vegetable Galls; An Introduction to Their Study. London, Hutchinson & Co, 1901, , 4to [26 x 20 cm]; xii, 312 pp, 130 plates from photos including frontis, 10 other full-page illustrations from drwgs, tables, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, uncut, rear corner bumped, short tear at spine, a very good uncut copy.

A thorough work, this being the first major study of galls effecting trees and plants.

US$9. bookID # 4100


CONRAD, Henry S.; The Waterlilies; A Monograph of the Genus Nymphaea. Washington, The Carnegie Institution, 1905, First edition, 4to [30 x 24 cm]; [i, half-title], xiii, 279 pp, 30 plates (complete) including 12 fine colored lithographed (chromolithographed) plates including frontis, 82 other illus, bibliog, index, contemporary half morocco, edges rubbed, spine a bit darkened, gilt spine title lettering clear, rear corner worn, one plate with tear not affecting image, interior clean, very good or better.

Nissen 392. An important and comprehensive work with attractive plates.

US$450. bookID # 9617


CORREVON, H. [Henry]; Album des Orchidees de l'Europe Centrale et Septrentrionale. Geneva, Paris, Librairie George, Librairie O. Doin, 1899, First edition, 8vo [25 x 16.5 cm]; xii, [vi], 92, [120], [iv, ads with illus] pp, 60 plates, of which 59 are fine colored lithographs (chromolithographs), other illustrations in text, original green cloth, gilt title lettering, rubbed at edges, some light foxing mostly marginal else a very good copy with good impressions of the plates, inscribed presentation copy in French signed by author dated May 1899.

Nissen 406a. Not in Glikbarg. Correvon, Swiss botanist and alpinist, wrote a number of influential works on alpine plants and flowers. The very attractive plates in this original edition are finely done and superior to those in the 1923 reprint. Each plate has the scientific name, and the common names in French, English and German. The text is in French.

US$650. bookID # 9406


COTTESLOE, Gloria, Doris Hunt, foreword by the Duke of Beaufort; The Duchess of Beaufort's Flowers. Exeter, England, Webb & Bower, [1983], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; 32 fine colored plates including frontis, from orig sources, 2 pages reproduced from old catalogues, bibliog, original cloth, dj (spine lightly faded), fine and clean.

A fine study of flower paintings originally commissioned by the first Duches of Beaufort in the early eighteenth century, done by Everhardus Kychicus and Daniel Frankcom.

US$2. bookID # 10838


CREEVEY, Caroling A.; Flowers of Field, Hill and Swamp. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1897, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; viii, 364, [ii, ads] pp, frontis and numerous illustrations from drawings by Benjamin Lander, mostly full-page, index, glossary, errata slip, original pictorial green cloth with picture in white and red, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine pictorial vignette, light dampstain in lower outer margin of some leaves, inscribed on endpaper, very good copy.

Descriptions of hundreds of plants and their growing conditions, from river banks, seas side, woods, dry fields, escapees from gardens, etc.

US$1. bookID # 10371


CRUTTWELL, N. E. G.; An Account of Plant-Hunting in the Highlands of New Guinea [with:] An Expedition to the Finisterre Mountains of Eastern New Guinea, by A. C. Jermy & C. D. Sayers. London, Journal of Royal Horticultural Society, [1962, 1967], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 77-86; 117-128 pp, 2 maps with insets, photo illustrations including in color, bound in green heavy paper wraps with printed label, fine and clean, although cover is slightly faded.

Two interesting papers on plant hunting extracted from this great journal. Cruttwell lived on Cape Vogel Peninsula in South-east Papua and explores this area and nearby Daga Country, while the Jermy-Sayers paper was based on the 1964 expedition by the British Museum and University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In both papers there is description of some of the orchids seen in this richest of orchid areas, including Grammatphyllum papuanum, Dendrobium forbesii, Latourea group of dendrobiums, Dendrobium johnsoniae (color illus), Dendrobium caespitficum (color illus), etc, as well as rhododendrons, and other flowering plants.

US$35. bookID # 13828


DORR, Lawrence J.; Plant Collectors in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands; A biographical & bibliographical guide to individuals & groups who have collected herbarium material of algae, bryophytes, fungi, lichens & vascular plants in Madagascar & the Comor Islands. Washington. Kew, Smithsonian Institution, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, [1997], First edition, large 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; xlvi, 524 pp, numerous illustrations from photos including portraits of most of the collectors, maps, with the CD in rear pocket, containing full text & illustrations making in pdf format, fully searchable, original pictorial boards, title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean condition, unused.

A comprehensive and detailed reference to all the known plant collectors to this area with biographical details on each and with the often lacking CD containing all the material of the book, ideal for searches.

US$140. bookID # 13231


DOWNIE, Mary Alice and Mary Hamilton, illustrations by E. J. Revell; and some brought flowers; Plants in a New World. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, [1980], First edition, 8vo [25.5 x 18 cm]; xv, 164 pp, 70 fine color plates, printed on both sides of leaf, bibliog, original white pictorial gilt cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (crease, stain), covers stained, interior clean signed by the illustrator on the title page.

Accompanying each color painting is a description, distribution and distinguishing features of each flower and quotations from original sources from explorers, fur traders, botanists and settlers reflecting the practical, aesthetic and botanic interests of each.

US$3. bookID # 8969


DUNN, David B. and John M. Gillett; The Lupines of Canada and Alaska. Ottawa, Canada Department of Agriculture, 1966, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 89 pp, colored plate, 79 illustrations from photos and drwgs, distribution maps, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, lightly rubbed, interior clean and fine.

A detailed survey covering all species and very well-illustrated.

US$4. bookID # 12163


DUNN, David B. and John M. Gillett; The Lupines of Canada and Alaska. Ottawa, Canada Department of Agriculture, 1966, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 89 pp, colored plate, 79 illustrations from photos and drwgs, distribution maps, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, lightly rubbed, interior clean and fine.

A detailed survey covering all species and well-illustrated.

US$3. bookID # 9607


DUNTHORNE, Gordon; Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries, their History, Makers and Uses, with a Catalogue Raisonne of the Works in Which they are Found. Washington, published by the author, 1938, First edition, preferred issue, edition limited to 750 copies with the colored subscriber folding plate, folio [33 x 25 cm]; xiv, 276, [i] pp, numerous plates, mostly color, illustrations, folding colored plate, original cloth, gilt design on cover, gilt lettered label on spine & gilt title lettering on cover, top edge gilted, spine trifle darkened but a fine bright and clean copy in the original cloth covered slipcase.

This has become a standard reference on the subject. The detailed catalogue raisonne gives useful comprehensive descriptions of 335 books. There is a recent reprint without the color plates. This is the scarce issue with the extra colored folding plate that was not included in other issues.

US$120. bookID # 12662


EDLIN, H. L.; British Plants and Their Uses. London, B. T. Batsford, [1951], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; viii, 152 pp, color frontis, 110 illustrations with 52 photos, some full-page, illustrations from drwgs, index, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (tear, rubbed, price clipped), signature on endpaper, cover stained, damp rippling, good reading copy.

The author describes 450 wild and cultivated plant species with specific uses, including food, grain, condiments, hops, drugs, poisons, fibre yielding, dyestuffs, peat mosses, plants from the sea, herbs, etc with good illustrations.

US$8. bookID # 7882


EDLIN, H. L.; British Woodland Trees. London, B. T. Batsford, [1945], Second edition, revised, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; ix, 182 pp, color frontis, 133 illustrations from photos, drwgs, old engravings, index, original cloth, faded, lightly water stained and rippled on some pages, else very good.

The appendices are keys to identifying broadleaves and conifers.

US$1. bookID # 3250


EMERSON, [George B.]; A Report on the Trees and Shrubs Growing Naturally in the Forests of Massachusetts. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1878, third edition, tall 8vo [24.5 x 16.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xxii, 318; x, [319]-624 pp, 149 plates including 36 color lithographed plates (chromolithographs), most others engraved or lithographed, some folding, some heliotypes, other illus, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spines lightly faded but lettering clear, erased stamp on title, else a very clean, fine copy.

A description of all the main types of trees and shrubs then found in Massachusetts, with considerable detail on each and where examples were then found. Greatly expanded from earlier editions and beautifully illustrated. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 88. Bennett 40. BMNH 525. Jackson 346, Sabin 22429. Pritzel 2676.

US$100. bookID # 11024


EWAN, Joseph; A Short History of Botany in the United States. New York and London, Hafner Publishing Company, 1969, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; ix, 174 pp, tables, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover lightly spotted, overall near fine but interior is very clean, fine and unmarked.

A detailed reference with contributions by 12 experts in their fields and with a chronology. There are separate chapters on all of the branches of botany including morphology, genetics, physiology, phycology, plant pathology, bryology, pteridology, paleobotany, taxonomy, plant geography, ecology, horticulture, medical botany, etc, each written by expert.

US$9. bookID # 12921


FISHER, John; The Origin of Garden Plants. London, Constable, [1982], First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xvii, 338 pp, 5 color plates from painting, 97 illustrations from photos and drwgs, bibliog, index, original cloth with silver title lettering, dj (price clipped, tiny tear), small owner's blind-stamp on endpaper, fine in fine dj.

The author provides an interesting and detailed description of the origins of over 900 plants from most parts of the world from earliest times to those found by more recent plant hunters, and includes a chapter on orchids.

US$24. bookID # 7776


FITZGIBBON, Agnes (paintings) and C. P. Traill; Canadian Wild Flowers. Toronto, Coles Publishing Company, [1972], facsimile of the first edition of 1868, 4to [30 x 22.5 cm]; 86 pp, engraved title page, 10 color plates, original heavy pictorial paper wraps, printed in color, in original pictorial slipcase (lightly rubbed at edge), near fine, interior is clean and fine.

US$25. bookID # 11364


FITZHARRIS, Tim; Forests; A Journey into North America's Vanishing Wilderness. Toronto, Stoddart Publishing Co., [1991], First edition, 4to [30 x 28.5 cm]; 174, [i] pp, hundreds of fine colored illustrations, including many full-page, numerous other illustrations from drawings by Don Li-leger, bibliography, original simulated leather (hardback), title lettering on spine and cover, dust jacket, fine and clean.

A magnificent work by one of the premier nature photographers, arranged by region of North America, covering the trees, plants, animals, birds. Beautiful photos with interesting text.

US$5. bookID # 13433


FITZHARRIS, Tim; Wildflowers of Canada. Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1986, First edition, 4to [23.5 x 23.5 cm]; iv, 156 pp, over 140 fine colored photo illus, many illustrations from drwgs by Diana Thompson, bibliog, glossary, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

With major sections on the flowers of woodland, wetland, prairie, meadow, alpine tundra, each illustrated with superb photos by a world famous photographer, plus good accompanying text.

US$1. bookID # 11028


FITZPATRICK, T. J.; Rafinesque; A Sketch of His Life with Bibliography. Des Moines, The Historical Department of Iowa, 1911, First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 241 pp, portrait frontis and 31 facsimiles of title pages, bibliog, original cloth-backed boards, gilt stamped title on front cover and spine, slight shelf wear, else a fine clean and partly unopened copy.

Bridson (The History of Natural History) Ba1401. A biography and the main bibliography of this leading nineteenth century American naturalist and botanist. The bibliography cites over 1,000 items. The author was a descendent of Thomas Jefferson, president of the US, for whom he was named.

US$45. bookID # 6138


FLEMWELL, G.; Alpine Flowers and Gardens. London, A. & C. Black, 1910, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, 167 pp, 20 color plates including frontis painted by Flemwell, with captioned tissue guards, index, original green pictorial cloth with a floral design in white & light green on the front and spine, title lettering, light foxing mostly marginal, else near fine in fine and bright cover, in a good dj (chipped at spine end, piece lacking from lower spine).

Inman 123. Only 3,000 copies were printed of this first edition, with a reprint in 1916. There is a four page preface by the famous alpinist Henry Correvon in French, although the work itself is all in English. Attractive book with lovely plates. Not often found with a dust jacket.

US$50. bookID # 11875


FRANCIS, G. W.; The Little English Flora, or a Botanical and Popular Account of all our common Field Flowers with Numerous Woodcuts and Engravings on Steel of Every Species. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1849, third edition, the first edition was 1839, 12mo [18 x 11 cm]; [x], 213, [iv, ads] pp, lithographed decorated title, 14 plates illustrating about 20 species each, illustrations in text, original blind stamped cloth, gilt design and title lettering on spine, spine ends a bit frayed, spine light faded, inscription to 'Ellen Selby from her dear Mamma', very slight foxing on few leaves, very good sound condition.

Freeman 1260. BM Nat Hist p 610. A nicely produced and detailed work, with hundreds of illustrations, which was very popular at the time.

US$30. bookID # 9082


FRANCIS, Mary Evans; The Book of Grasses, an Illustrated Guide to the Most Common Grasses and the Most Common of the Rushes and Sedges. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912, First edition, 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; xvi, 351 pp, 16 colored plates, including frontis with tissue guard, numerous other plates from photos, hundreds of illustrations from drwgs, indexes, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt vignette on spine, fine and clean, covers bright.

A very well-illustrated work covering all the main grasses and related plants (bamboo, sugar canes, rushes, sedges, etc) found in Canada and the United States, with detailed descriptions.

US$22. bookID # 11281


FUNK, V. A. and Scott A. Mori; A Bibliography of Plant Collectors in Bolivia. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989, First edition, 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; iii, 20 pp, full-page map, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, with printed title lettering, small ink stamp on cover, else near fine copy, clean throughout.

A useful work consisting of an introduction by authors, a detailed bibliography, mostly with annotated descriptions and a list of general reference works.

US$18. bookID # 13863


GIBSON, W. Hamilton; Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and How to Distinguish Them; A Selection of Thirty Native Food Varieties Easily Recognizable by their Marked Individualities with Simple Rules for Identification of Poisonous Species. New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1895, First edition, large 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; x, [ii], 337 pp, 38 plates including 30 colored plates (chromolithographs), including frontis, tissue guards, 57 other illustrations, including some full-page, index, original pictorial cloth with decorative mushroom design, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilted., Frank Pardens' signature on title margin, very light edge wear, near fine, interior quite clean.

An attractively produced American color plate book. Bennett p. 45: "Descriptions are detailed and accurate. The thirty plates are delicately colored and very carefully delineated." This copy has a loose article by the author entitled 'A Few Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms', taken from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, c. 1894, and includes 17 illustrations from the author's drawings.

US$60. bookID # 12573


GILLESPIE, John Wynn; New Plants from Fiji - I. Honolulu, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1930, First edition, 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; [vi], 99 pp, frontis from photo, 57 plates from drawings, original printed paper wrappers with title lettering on spine and cover, slight wear at spine ends but clean, unmarked fine copy.

A detailed account, very well-illustrated, most drawings by Helen Gillespie Sperry.

US$15. bookID # 13861


GILMOUR, J. S. L. (editor); Thomas Johnson, Botanical Journeys in Kent & Hampstead; A Facsimile Reprint with Introduction and Translation of his Iter Plantarum 1629, Description Itineris Plantarum 1632. Pittsburgh, The Hunt Botanical Library, 1972, First edition thus, 4to [27.5 x 19.5 cm]; ix, 167 pp, maps including large folding with route in red, facsimiles, illus, bibliog, index, original simulated leather, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean copy, in dj (short tear at edge, lightly foxed), with the original prospectus for the book, with a loose dedication to author from the Botanical Magazine, signed by author.

Contains a loose review of this book in German. The book, besides reproducing the original works, includes a detailed introduction by Gilmour and short essays by a number of other authors on different aspects of the work, including R. E. Latham, R. Rose, P. W. Richards, C. E. Raven, appendices, etc

US$50. bookID # 12328


GILMOUR, John; British Botanists. London, William Collins of London, 1944, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; 48 pp, fine color plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, bibliog, original pictorial paper covered boards, dj (lightly rubbed), fine and clean in very good dj.

In the Britain in Pictures series.

US$1. bookID # 10871


GOOD, Peter P.; The Family Flora and Materia Medica Botanica, containing the Botanical Analysis, Natural History, and Chemical and Medical Properties and Uses of Plants. Cambridge, Mass, Peter P. Good, 1854, , 8vo [924 x 15.5 cm]; 2 volumes, both half titles, extra tinted lithographed title in each volume, 98 hand colored plates (numbered 1 - 96, 99, 100, as called for), with tissue guards, ads in volume I has lithographed portrait plate of author, later full green morocco leather, gilt spine title lettering, some light foxing or offsetting from plates on few leaves but a clean fine set.

Plesch 294. Bennet p 46. McGrath 46. Aatwater 1377. Not in Nissen. The 1st edition of 1845 had only 48 color plates. The book was expanded with double the number of plates and this is the preferred edition. Each plate has 4 pages of descriptive text, blank leaf and tissue guard, plus this copy has the lithographed plate of the author. This set also has the two hand colored plates on Linnaean Classification.

US$680. bookID # 12903


GOOD, Ronald; The Geography of Flowering Plants. London, Longmans, Green and Co., [1953], , 8vo [25.5 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, 452 pp, 25 plates including frontis from photos, 9 colored maps, 75 illus, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine end, not price clipped), some pencil underlining, endpaper stain, cover rippled in part, else solid very good copy.

This second edition was revised, rewritten and greatly expanded with new illustrations added, from the first edition of 1947.

US$9. bookID # 8855


GOSSE, P. H. [published anonymously]; Wanderings Through the Conservatories of Kew. London, A. P. C. K., [1856], First edition, 12mo [17 x 11 cm]; vii, 296 pp, 65 wood engraved illustrations, plus extra-illustrated by previous owner including engraved plates on endpaper (Kew Bridge; The Old Palace, Kew), plates of blow-guns illustrating text, etc, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, spine ends a little worn, very good+, no ownership marks, compete and with the additional illustrations making this copy unique.

One of the scarcer books by this famous naturalist. Freeman-Wertheimer 72: 'A guide to the glasshouses of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Surrey, taken one at a time in a straight-forward manner. Some of the illustrations were drawn from daguerreotypes, apparently the only occasion on which he used this method. Gosse implies that he used the apparatus himself. One woodcut contains Whimper's signature'. The illustrations are detailed and attractive, and include buildings, structures, such as the water tower, the pagoda, etc, and plants, such as orchids, palms, etc.

US$180. bookID # 12867


GREENE, Harvey B.; Wild Flowers from the Holy Land. New York, The Christian Herald, 1895, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 16 cm]; 22 pp, frontis, illustrations from drwgs, 15 preserved flowers mounted on cardboard, double-sided, original elaborate pictorial gilt green cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, spine ends a bit worn, stain on front cover, water stain on some pages, hinges cracking but firm, good copy, the preserved flowers in very nice shape.

The 16th position for a flower is taken up by a poem by Christina Freeman.

US$21. bookID # 6401


GREENISH, Henry George, Eugene Collin; An Anatomical Atlas of Vegetable Powders Designed as an Aid to the Microscopic Analysis of Powdered Foods and Drugs. London, J. & A. Churchill, 1904, First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 18.5 cm]; 287 pp, 138 illustrations on 128 plates (complete), index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, title lettering on cover in gilt border, spine faded but lettering clear, corner bumped, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A very detailed work with numerous detailed illustrations covering all aspects including starches, flours, leaves, flowers, seeds, spices, fruits, woods, barks, roots, bulbs, corms, fungi, galls, spores, etc.

US$45. bookID # 13350


GRIGSON, Geoffrey; The Englishman's Flora. London, Phoenix House, [1955], First edition, and best edition, 4to [28.5 x 20 cm]; 478 pp, frontis and 44 full-page illus, taken from 16th century herbals, bibliog, index of local names, index of Celtic names, index of scientific and English names, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering on leather label, dj (chipped at spine head, not price clipped), fine and clean.

A minor classic of plant lore and garden history, the author describes 96 families of plants, most with several species described in detail including their history, mythology, folk-lore, etc, each with local names, providing most of what is found in old herbals, plus literary and artistic symbolism of plant life. A pioneering work, nicely produced with large margins. There were some inferior later editions, in smaller format.

US$50. bookID # 9961


GRIGSON, Geoffrey; Wild Flowers in Britain. London, Collins, 1947, , 8vo [23 x 16.5 cm]; 48 pp, fine color plates from drwgs, numerous other illus, bibliog, original pictorial paper covered boards, dj (lightly rubbed), fine in very good dj.

In the Britain in Pictures series.

US$1. bookID # 10870


GRIGSON, Geoffrey, with bibliographical notes by Handasyde Buchanan; Thornton's Temple of Flora. London, Collins, 1951, , folio [43 x 31 cm]; viii, 20 pp, 12 fine color plates, 24 monochrome collotype plates, all with tissue guards, orig cloth-backed boards, leather spine labels with gilt letters, orig printed paper title label on front cover, lower cover lightly soiled, dj with orig mounted color plate, dj (worn, old tape repair, large chip), slightly foxed, near fine in good dj.

Robert Thornton's Temple of Flora was first published in 1807 and is the most famous and impressive flower book of the period. The introduction gives the story of the book and an historical perspective. There are detailed notes about each plate. There are botanical notes by William T. Stearn. This is the best edition since the original of 1807, finely and carefully produced, being much larger than the 1972 edition, with finer plates. The jacket, although quite worn with 5 by 9 cm chip, is often lacking.

US$190. bookID # 6460


GROUT, A. J.; Moss Flora of North America North of Mexico. Newfane, Vermont, published by the author, 1928-1940, First edition, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; 12 parts bound in 3 volumes, complete, 324 plates with thousands of illustrations from drawings, bound with the original blue heavy paper printed wraps, index in each volume, each volume also has the additional title page, contemporary green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, spines lightly faded but lettering clear, fine, clean and sound copy, not usually found with the original wrappers.

Grout was a botanical pioneer in developing the study of mosses in North America and his work stimulated their study. See Ewan (A Short History of Botany in US). This work is very detailed and well-illustrated, covering Andreaeaceae, Archidiaceae, Polytrichaceae, Calymperaceae, Encalyptaceae, Tortella, Didymodon, Barbula; Aloina, Tortula, Pottia, Pterygoneurum, Grimmiaceae, Erpodiaceae, Splachnaceae, Bartramiaceae, Timiaceae, Aulacomniaceae, Bryaceae, Leskea and Pseudoleskea, Fontinalaceae. The work had contributions by A. J. Sharp, Stanley A. Cain, T. C. Frye, William C. Steere, Seville Flowers, Inez M. Haring, William C. Steere, Ethelda J. Craig, W. T. Wareham, George Neville Jones, Geneva Sayre; A. LeRoy Andrews, Winona H. Welch.

US$650. bookID # 13019


HALE, Mrs. S. J. [Sarah Josepha]; Flora's Interpreter; or the American Book of Flowers and Sentiments. Boston, Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1834, , 12mo [19 x 12 cm]; xii, [12]-264 pp, 2 hand colored engraved plates, index of authors, index of interpretations, contemporary leather backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, joint repaired, old number on verso of title page, lightly foxed, very good.

Verses and flowers. "Sara Hale's Flora's Interpreter or the American Book of Flowers and Sentiments was actually a book of poetry about flowers" [Kramer, Women of Flowers, p. 58].

US$21. bookID # 13503


HALL, Charles A.; Plant Life. London, A. & C. Black, 1915, First edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; xi, 380 pp, 50 color plates including frontis from paintings by C. F. Newall, 24 photo plates by author, 80 other illus, index, original pictorial cloth, title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, small water mark on rear cover, bookplate on endpaper, very good clean copy, interior is clean and fine.

The author describes the full range of plant life, from the microscopic to the most specialized flowering plants, very well-illustrated. Inman 66. 3,000 copies were printed according to Inman.

US$12. bookID # 10982


HAMER, A. Handel; Wild Flowers of the Cape; a Floral Year. Cape Town, Maskew Miller, nd [c 1926], , 4to [26.5 x 20 cm]; [xiv], 104, [i, ad] pp, 12 color plates including frontis from paintings by Ethel Driscoll, 79 other illustrations by Dorothy Levyns, appendix, original pictorial cloth, covers stained and warped, dampstain on few margins, front blank endpaper removed, signature on half-title.

Flowers blooming in every season in South Africa.

US$2. bookID # 7250


HAMILTON, George H.; Plants of the Niagara Parks System of Ontario. Toronto, The Ryerson Press, [1943], First Edition, large 8vo [26.5 x 19 cm]; xiii, 233 pp, colorfrontis, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, including colored, bibliog, glossary, plant list, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and on spine, near fine copy, interior is unmarked and quite clean.

US$5. bookID # 11362


HANBURY, Frederick J.; The London Catalogue of British Plants, containing the British Phaenogamia, Filices, Equisetaceae, Lycopodiaceae, Selaginelaceae, Marsileaceae, Salviniaceae and Charophyta. London, George Bell & Sons, 1925, eleventh edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 58 pp, interleaved with blank pages for notes, index to natural orders and genera, original green cloth with gilt title lettering, fine, clean and unmarked, the blank pages have not been written on.

Over 2,360 species are listed. The work was adapted for marking desiderata in exchanges of specimens, for an index catalogue of British Herbaria, for indicating the species of local districts, and for a guide to collectors by showing the comparative rarity or frequency of the species.

US$2. bookID # 8491


HASTINGS, Somerville; Summer Flowers of the High Alps. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, [1910], First edition, square 8vo [22 x 18 cm]; xxvi, 85 pp, 39 color plates including the frontis from the author's color photographs, index, original pictorial cloth, slightly rubbed at edges, near fine.

The author used the Lumiere process of color photography, resulting in fine reproductions. Each plant is identified with the botanical name as well as the name in English, French and German.

US$10. bookID # 5619


HAZZARD, Margaret; Australia's Brilliant Daughter: Ellis Rowan, Artist, Naturalist, Explorer, 1848-1922. Richmond, Greenhouse Publications, [1984], First edition, 8vo [25 x 18.5 cm]; vi, 160 pp, color plates from Rowan's paintings, many other illustrations including full-page from drawings, photos, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean, unmarked.

The biography of Australia's finest botanical and wildlife artist, who contributed to many publications and whose paintings are most desirable. She collaborated with Baron von Mueller and Alice Lounsberry on three of her US botanical works. She travelled widely especially in Pacific area, Ceylon, etc.

US$40. bookID # 12908


HENSHAW, Julia W.; Mountain Wild Flowers of America; A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names and Descriptions of the Flowers that Bloom Above the Clouds. Boston, Ginn & Company, 1906, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; xxi, 384 pp, 100 plates including frontis from photos, glossary, indexes, original green pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine flower vignette, spine little faded, front cover quite bright, minor rubbing to lower edge, slight foxing to few leaves, clean, unmarked, very good+.

The original edition, very well-illustrated, describing hundreds of flowering plants of the Rocky Mountains, the work became a minor classic and often referred to. The book is arranged by color of flowers with a separate section on flowering shrubs.

US$22. bookID # 11728


HENSHAW, Julia W.; Wild Flowers of the North American Mountains. New York, Robert M. McBride & Company, [1915], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; [xx], 383 pp, 16 color plates including frontis, 64 other plates from photos, glossary, indexes, original brown pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine a little faded, light stain on edge of cover, clean unmarked copy, interior is near fine in very good cover.

A detailed and well-illustrated work on the flowers of the Rocky Mountains, describing hundreds of plants. This work is a re-working of her earlier Mountain Wild Flowers of America published in 1905, but this work with new material and with the colored plates. Includes a botanical key to plant families and species. The book is arranged by ferns, trees and color of flowers.

US$21. bookID # 11727


HOLLINGSWORTH, Buckner; Flower Chronicles. New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, [1958], First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; [x], 302 pp, many illustrations including full-page, bibliog., original cloth backed boards, dj (light wear, short tear, price clipped), name on half-title page, interior clean and near fine, overall very good.

An interesting book on garden history concentrating on a number of the more common garden flowers.

US$2. bookID # 13244


HOLLINGSWORTH, Buckner; Flower Chronicles. New Jersey, Rutgers University Press, [1958], First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; [x], 302 pp, many illustrations including full-page, bibloiog, original cloth-backed boards, dj (wear at spine ends, light stain), covers and endpaper lightly water stained, interior clean and sound.

An interesting book on garden history concentrating on a number of the more common garden flowers.

US$1. bookID # 2311


HOUSE, Homer D.; Wild Flowers of New York. Albany, The University of the State of New York, 1918, First edition, 4to [29.5 x 23 cm]; 2 volumes, 185, [i]; [ii], 187 - 362 pp, 264 fine color plates from photos, other illustrations in text, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine, very lightly rubbed at outer edge and corner, small mark on spines, removal of bookplate from endpaper, interior is clean, fresh, unmarked and fine, gilt on spines is bright.

Blake and Atwood p200: "Popular descriptive flora of herbaceous plants, noteworthy for its excellent color photographs." This comprehensive flora has become a classic and is useful for the entire region, not just New York since much of flora is common to northeastern North America. This is the first issue; there was a later issue in 1923 as well as a recent reprint. A fine complete copy of this massive set.

US$60. bookID # 11670


HOUSE, Maria Newberry, Susan Munro; PLANTAE OCCIDENTALIS; 200 Years of Botanical Art in British Columbia; Ethnobotanical Commentaries on Plants in the Exhibitions by Susan Munro.. Vancouver, The Botanical Garden University of British Columbia, 1979, First edition, oblong 4to [20.5 x 25 cm]; xv, 116 pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from paintings, bibliog, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, pictorial endpapers, minor rubbing, interior is clean and near fine, unmarked.

A historical overview of botanical art in British Columbia and details on ethnobotany, well-illustrated.

US$2. bookID # 11460


HUBER, Otto; John J. Wurdack; History of Botanical Exploration in Territorio Federal Amazonas, Venezuela. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984, First edition, 8to [26 x 20 cm]; [iv], 83 pp, 11 maps, including foldout, bibliography, tables, original printed heavy paper wraps, printed title on spine and cover, fine and clean.

A description and history of plant hunting and collecting in the southern part of Venezuela including the headwaters of the Orinoco River and part of the Amazon Basin. Early naturalists that explored in this area include Humboldt and Bonpland in 1800, Schomburgk in 1839, Richard Spruce, etc, discovered vast botanical diversity and inspired numerous plant hunters. The work includes a detailed chronological table of exploration, lists of collectors, etc.

US$10. bookID # 13078


HULME, F. Edward; Familiar Wild Flowers, complete five volume set. London, Paris, New York, Cassell Petter & Galpin, nd [1877-85], First Editions, published as first to fifth series, 8vo [19.5 x 14 cm]; 5 volumes; xvi,160; xi,160; xv,160;xvi,160;xvi,168, 200 colored lithographed (chromolithograph) plates on heavy paper, with tissue guards, 400 engraved vignettes and endpieces, original pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spines and covers, only light wear, old repair at spine end, name on endpaper, minor foxing on some leaves, very good, attractive, complete set.

Later editions had inferior plates (not chromolithographs). Freeman 1822.

US$135. bookID # 13792


HULME, F. Edward; Wild Fruits of the Country-Side. London, Hutchinson & Co., 1902, First edition, 4to [26 x 20 cm]; viii, 259 pp, 36 colored plates from author's paintings, index, original pictorial cloth with gilt lettering and gilt vignettes on front cover and spine, top edge gilted, other edges uncut as issued, cover corner a little bumped, engraved bookplate of Henry Peto on endpaper, very good+, gilt bright.

The author wrote the well-known "Familiar Wild Flowers", this work published in the Worburn Library of Natural History edited by the Duke of Bedford. Complete with all the attractive plates.

US$25. bookID # 12513


HUTCHINSON, John, foreword by Field Marshall J. C. Smuts; A Botanist in Southern Africa. London, P. R. Gawthorn Ltd., 1946, First edition, large 8vo [25 x 16.5 cm]; xii, 686 pp, color frontis (port), hundreds of illustrations from photos and drwgs, including many full-page photos, maps including folding, folding color chart, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, dj (bit chipped at edge, light wear, not price clipped), small bookplate of F. Cleveland Morgan on endpaper, very good and clean.

The author, who became the Keeper of Museums of Botany at Kew, travelled widely in Southern Africa on several botanical expeditions, including one with Smuts. He gathered numerous plants including new discoveries and ranks with the more significant plant hunters in Africa. There is a significant chapter reviewing botanical literature in South Africa as well as an important chapter on the history of botanical exploration there. A detailed and very well-illustrated work.

US$40. bookID # 12937


ISLEY III, Paul T.; Tillandsia; The World's Most Unusual Air Plants. Gardena, California, Botanical Press, 1987, First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; xi, 256 pp, about 100 color illus, 120 electron microscope photographs, other illustrations from drwgs, color chart, glossary, index, with the errata slip tipped in on endpaper, with the chart of species & habitats, often lacking, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, dj (price clipped), endpaper lightly soiled, a near fine copy, signed by author on title.

This is the best book on the subject, superbly illustrated, with 60 species discussed in detail, and with mention of numerous others. Excellent sections are provided on their physical characteristics, blooms, care, etc, and on biographical sketches of Tillandsia explorers and taxonomists, as well as on nomenclature, taxonomy, biology, etc. Most of the species are shown in bloom. The ultimate book on the subject. This copy also has the loose plastic ruler with glossary of terms.

US$130. bookID # 10362


JACOBSEN, Hermann; Lexicon of Succulent Plants; Short descriptions, habitats and synonymy of succulent plants other than Cactaceae. London, Blandford Press, [1974], First edition in English, translated from the German 'Das Sukkulenten Lexikon', large 8vo [24.5 x 18 cm]; 664 pp, 1069 illustrations on 200 plates, supplement, bibliog, index, with the leaf on explanation of abbreviations, signs, geographical names used in text, loose as issued, original cloth, dj (short tear, light wear at edge, price clipped), paper rippling, light damp-stains, cloth loose at lower edge, a good sound reading copy.

A comprehensive work by the late curator of the Kiel Botanic Gardens and a leading authority on succulents

US$12. bookID # 4621


KIDD, Mary Maytham, foreword by Field Marshall J. C. Smuts; Wild Flowers of the Cape Peninsula. Cape Town, London, New York Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1950, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xvi, [188], xvii pp, frontis map, 94 fine colored plates from drwgs including over 800 illus, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (wear at spine ends, price clipped), near fine in very good dj, inscribed to A. Cameron from Mary.

A beautifully illustrated guide to this botanically prolific area in South Africa.

US$2. bookID # 10383


KIJIMA, Takashi; Orchids; Wonders of Nature. [New York], Mallard Press, [1989], First American Edition, small 4to [29 x 23 cm]; [viii], 207 pp, excellent color plates and illustrations, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj, fine or better.

Kijima's photographs were published to commemorate the 12th World Orchid Conference in 1987. He is best known as a photographer of women and here uses woman's life as theme for organizing his material.

US$5. bookID # 3119


KING, Ronald; Botanical Illustrations. New York, Clarkson N. Potter, 1979, First American edition, 4to [30.5 x 22 cm]; 40 fine colored plates from painting, other illus, bibliog, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light crease on lower spine, not price clipped), near fine, clean.

Good introduction through viewing examples of works of the best botanical painters of all time from Europe, USA, far east and with intelligent descriptions and introduction by former secretary of Kew Gardens.

US$9. bookID # 11488


KING, Ronald; The Temple of Flora by Robert Thornton. London, Weidenfield & Nicolson, [1981], First edition, folio (37 x 27 cm); 111 pp, frontis (port), illus, 32 color plates, facsimile pages from original, bibliog, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, dj (wear to spine, not price clipped), fine in very good dj.

A detailed and fascinating description of one of the most magnificent botanical books ever published. Originally published 1797-1807 in parts, with superb color flower plates by a number of the best artists of the day, the original, and even individual plates, are highly sought after and rare. King was Secretary to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. This is the best of several works on Thornton's famous work.

US$55. bookID # 13388


KNAPP, John L. [published anonymously]; The Journal of a Naturalist. London, John Murray, 1829, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xii, 403, [i, ads] pp, 7 engraved plates, 4 double-page, fine folding aquatint frontispiece, index, original cloth, title lettering on original spine label, rear joint worn but firm, spine ends chipped, signature on title, interior is quite clean and fine, cover very good.

Freeman 2128. Wood 419. DNB describes the work as 'a botanical companion to White's Selborne'. The author describes nature, in a similar way as White, around the area he lived in near Bristol and Gloucester in England. The fine frontispiece is of his house and a magnificent old tree, the plates are botanical.

US$60. bookID # 12119


KRISA, Bohdan, edited by Pamela Bristow; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Flowering Plants. London, Octopus Books, [1982], First edition in English, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; 352 pp, over 400 illustrations in color and black and white, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, dj (light wear), near fine clean copy.

Over 400 species, each illustrated, are described in detail, covering all types, from cactus and carnivorous to orchids and fruit, bromeliads, arctic-alpine plants, composite flowers, aquatic, marshland and shoreline plants, gamopetalous, monocots, etc.

US$3. bookID # 8092


KUPPER, Walter; Pia Roshardt; translated and edited by Vera Higgins; Cacti. [Edinburgh], Nelson, 1960, First edition in English, sm folio [29 x 21 cm]; 127 pp, 60 fine color plates from paintings, original cloth, cover slightly dusty, clean fine copy.

Most of the cacti illustrated are flowering. An authoritative treatment with descriptions of all of the species illustrated.

US$1. bookID # 1916


LE STRANGE, Richard, illustrated by Derek Cork, foreword by Anthony Huxley; A History of Herbal Plants. New York, Arco Publishing Company, [1977], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xxi, 304 pp, frontis, 300 illustrations from drwgs, some full-page, glossary, bibliog, botanical index, vernacular index, pictorial endpapers, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine copy.

An authoritative survey of 750 herbs used through the ages, arranged alphabetically, and giving the history, origin, uses of each, some with cultivation notes.

US$10. bookID # 6436


LEE, Mrs. R. (formerly Mrs. T. E. Bowdich); Trees, Plants, and Flowers: Their Beauties, Uses and Influences. London, Grant and Griffith, 1854, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 464 pp, 8 hand-colored plates, drawn and colored by James Andrews, index, original gilt decorated blue cloth, gilt lettering, all edges gilted, edges rubbed, front blank endpaper removed, very good copy.

Freeman 429. British Museum Natural History Catalogue p. 218. Nissen 1161. Besides the attractive colored plates, the text provides a wealth of interesting information on the history and uses of plants, for example "out of 52, 452 tons of hemp which were imported in 1851, 45,000 tons ere from Russia"; "this Churrus has even more extraordinary effects than the Hashish, for although small quantities produce appetite and cheerfulness, the larger does bring on delirium and catalepsy, these effects may explain the wonderful histories we hear and read of among the Fakeers and fanatics of that part of the world"; "poppy-oil is obtained from the seed, is perfectly wholesome, hence it is eaten and is used by artists."

US$60. bookID # 5107


LEESE, Oliver and Margaret; Desert Plants - Cacti and Succulents in the Wild and in Cultivation. London, W. H. & L. Collingridge, [1959], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 220 pp, frontis, many plates from photos, other illustrations from drawings, 4 maps on endpapers, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear, lightly rubbed, not price clipped), few pages with underline, else near fine and clean in good jacket, cover bright.

A very well-illustrated book by Sir Oliver who had written numerous books on the subject and considered an expert.

US$10. bookID # 12972


LEFANU, William; Nehemiah Grew; A Study and Bibliography of his Writings. Winchester, St Paul's Bibliographies, 1990, First edition, edition limited to 500 copies, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; xvii, 182 pp, frontis (portrait), illustrations from Grew's works, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean copy, unmarked, as new with no defects.

The best bibliographical reference to this pioneer botanist and biologist. His works, especially The Anatomy of Plants, were very influential in the history of science.

US$5. bookID # 13566


LINDELY, John; Ladies' Botany, or a Familiar Introduction to the Study of the Natural System of Botany. London, James Ridgway, nd [c1840], fifth edition of volume I, third edition of volume II, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, xvi, 300; viii, 280 pp, 50 hand colored plates, each with a number of figures, appendix, index, contemporary half calf, gilt edged raised bands, gilt title lettering on black leather labels, edges rubbed, very good set, interior clean and fine with only slight foxing on a few leaves, good impression of plates, nicely colored.

Lindley was one of the most respected botanical writers of his time. Nissen 1201. Many of the editions were published without colored plates.

US$180. bookID # 10078


LINDLEY, John; Sertum Orchidaceum; A Wreath of the Most Beautiful Orchidaceous Flowers. New York, Amsterdam, Johnson Reprint Corporation, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, nd [c1975], reprint of the first edition on 1838, this being a limited edition of 1,000 copies, #102, folio [49 x 36 cm]; frontis and 50 attractive colored plates, other engraved illus, and text, unpaginated, original simulated leather backed cloth covered boards, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean.

Burrage 54. Not in the Glikbarg collection but see Great Flower Books p.114. Nissen 1205. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 4651. Pritzel 5360. Lindley was a noted botanist and produced several fine books. The original edition is quite rare, the most recent auction prices being US$21,000 for an ex-library copy and US$41,000 for an unstamped but restored copy, both in 2004.

US$500. bookID # 11929


LOUNSBERRY, Alice; Southern Wild Flowers and Trees, together with Shrubs, Vines and Various Forms of Growth Found Through the Mountains, the Middle District and the Low Country of the South. New York, Frederick A. Stokes, [1901], First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; xxxii, 570 pp, 177 plates, including 16 colored, 161 full-page bw plates (photos an line drwgs), 88 smaller illus, explanation of terms, key to families, index of English, Latin names, original silver-decorated green cloth, spine slightly rubbed else a near fine copy.

Illustrated by Ellis Rowan, who was born in Australia and was well-known for her excellent wild-flower paintings done in many parts of the world. She was the subject of Samuel's book, 'Wild Flower Hunter'. The Introduction is by Chauncey Beadle. An attractively produced book, the first popular account of plant life in the southern US.

US$25. bookID # 4530


LUBBOCK, Sir John; On British Wild Flowers considered in Relation to Insects. London, Macmillan and Co., 1897, , 12mo [18.5 x 12.5 cm]; xvi, 194, [ii, ads] pp, frontis with tissue guard, 131 illustrations, tables, glossary, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, lightly foxing on tissue guard, minor edgewear, near fine and clean.

A popular author of natural history books, this one being a minor classic, very well-illustrated. Freeman 2337.

US$3. bookID # 13204


MABEY, Richard; The Flowers of Kew; 350 Years of Flower Paintings from the Royal Botanic Gardens. New York, Atheneum, 1989, First American Edition, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; xv, 208 pp, numerous illustrations in color including full-page, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), small dent at lower edge of cover, else fine.

Covers the resident artists, explorer painters, insider amateurs and official Illustrators who have made Kew Gardens renowned throughout the world.

US$9. bookID # 8512


MABEY, Richard; The Flowers of May. London, Collins & Brown, [1990], First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 15 pp, colored frontis, 84 fine botanical color plates, each with description on opposite page, other illus, maps, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

Caroline May was a botanical artist, born in 1809, died 1874, did over 1,000 botanical paintings, previously unpublished. The paintings are attractive and graceful. A biographical sketch and other introductory material is included.

US$5. bookID # 13198


MACKENZIE, Colonel J. S. E., illustrated by Miss C. E. Talbot Ponsonby; British Orchids; How to Tell One from Another. London, Unwin Brothers, nd [1911], First edition, small folio [32 x 25 cm]; 40 pp, 10 mounted color plates with tissue guards, on art paper, glossary, original cloth-backed boards, lightly soiled, light wear at edge, a little foxed, hinges cracked but holding, plates clean and bright, good+.

Useful of identification of species, with colored plates from paintings.

US$21. bookID # 5396


MADDOCK, James; The Florist's Directory, a Treatise on the Culture of Flowers, to Which is Added a Supplementary Dissertation on Soils, Manures, etc; a new edition improved by Samuel Curtis. London, John Harding, 1810, Second edition, 8vo [23.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 271, [ix, description of plates], 36 [publisher's catalogue] pp, 8 hand-colored plates with tissue guards and descriptive leaves, original paper covered boards, later cloth spine, original title label preserved but worn, edges of covers worn, internally very light foxing on a few leaves, old signature on endpaper, but internally clean and near fine..

BMNH 1296. Henry II, p. 393, describes this book as the best book on florist's flowers until Hogg's work. Cleveland Herbal and Botanical Collection 859 lists the 1822 edition. The first edition of 1792 had only 6 plates. The fine plates include flowers, vegetables and gardening equipment. Its unusual to find this title in the original boards

US$370. bookID # 4426


MADDOCK, James; The Florist's Directory, a Treatise on the Culture of Flowers, to Which is Added a Supplementary Dissertation on Soils, Manures, etc; a new edition improved by Samuel Curtis. London, John Harding, 1810, Second edition; a new edition, improved, 8vo [23.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 271, [ix, description of plates] pp, 8 hand-colored plates with descriptive leaves, contemporary full morocco, gilt border on covers, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, joint with short crack but firm, marbled endpapers & edges, bookplate on endpaper, lightly foxed on few margins, interior is quite clean, near fine.

BMNH 1296. Henry II, p. 393, describes this book as the best book on florist's flowers until Hogg's work. Cleveland Herbal and Botanical Collection 859 lists the 1822 edition. The first edition of 1792 had only 6 plates. The fine plates include flowers, vegetables and gardening equipment.

US$525. bookID # 12969


M'ALPINE, D.; The Botanical Atlas; A Guide to the Practical Study of Plants containing Representatives of the Leading Forms of Plant Life; volume I, Phanerograms, volume II, Chryptograms. Edinburgh, W. & A. K. Johnston, 1883, First edition, folio [36.5 x 29 cm]; 2 volumes, unpaginated, 54 fine color lithographed (chromolithograph) plates including color frontis in each volume, with text leaves describing each plate, charts, appendix, original pictorial green cloth, picture and decorations in gilt and black, cover title lettering, a little rubbed at edges, small whole in spine of volume I, interiors clean and fine, plates bright & good impressions, signature on title margin, very good.

Freeman 2383. A beautifully illustrated work, the colored frontispieces serving as extra pictorial title pages.

US$90. bookID # 11772


MARSHALL, Nina L.; Mosses and Lichens; A Popular Guide to the Identification and Study of our Commoner Mosses and Lichens, their Uses, and Methods of Preserving. New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1907, First edition, first issue, 4to [26 x 19 cm]; xviii, 327 pp, color frontis, 16 colour plates, 32 other plates from photos by Hannah C. Anderson, hundreds of illustrations from drawings, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, gilt spine vignette, very slightly rubbed at edge, one margin with closed tear, else fine, clean and unmarked.

The author of the Mushroom Book, here describes in detail each species and family of both lichens and mosses, beautifully illustrated. The initial chapters are on identification, lichens in history and use in dyes, drugs and food, their origin and nature, leafy mosses, the relation of hepatics and mosses in the plant kingdom, the herbarium and how to collect, nomenclature, etc.

US$22. bookID # 12411


MARSHALL, W. Taylor and Thor Methuen Bock, arranged and published by Scott E. Haselton; Cactaceae, with Illustrated Keys of All Tribes, Sub-tribes and Genera. Pasadenea, Abbey Garden Press, 1941, First edition, 4to [30 x 22.5 cm]; xiv, [i], 227, [iii] pp, frontis, 31 plates from drwgs that illustrate 146 genera, drawn by Bock, 163 other illustrations from photos, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, outer corner of cover a little bumped, else near fine and clean.

Beautifully illustrated book, describing recent species since Britton and Rose's monograph, new species described for the first time, comparisons of genera and a check list of all species, provides a valuable reference work and supplement to the classic Britton and Rose work.

US$38. bookID # 12406


MASTERS, Maxwell T.; Vegetable Teratology; An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants. London, The Ray Society, 1869, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xxxviii, 534 pp, 218 illustrations by E. M. Williams and others, index, errata, later blue cloth with paper title label on spine, spine and corners lightly rubbed, light stain in upper margin of few leaves, good sound copy.

Freeman 2520. Curle 82. Pritzel 5973. An interesting association copy, being presented 'From the Council of the Ray Society' written on verso of title, and bequeathed by Francis Druce to A. J. Wilmott with the latter's signature and small blind-stamp on endpaper, and the inkstamp of Seymour Shapiro on endpaper.

US$120. bookID # 7765


MAUND, B.; The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Names, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture & Physiological Observations, Volume I. London, George Bell and Sons, 1878, , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; [viii], 248, 8 [ads] pp, 42 fine hand colored plates (#1-42), most plates with 5 illustrations, blank versos, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, corners worn, spine with large section lacking at top but not loss to title lettering, rear front joint of spine is split, the plates are clean and bright, free of foxing, interior is very good and clean.

Originally published in 13 volumes in 1825-1851, there were a number of other printings, this one published in six volumes, this being volume I. Each plant is described in detail including history, culture etc. The plates are detailed and well-colored. Cleveland Herbal Collection 905. Dunthorne 198. Nissen 2222. Pritzel 6004. Great Flower Books p. 160.

US$300. bookID # 8995


MAUND, B.; The Botanic Garden; Consisting of Highly Finished Figures of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, Cultivated in Great Britain with Their Names, Orders, History, Qualities, Culture & Physiological Observations, Volume V. London, George Bell and Sons, 1878, , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; [iv], 231, 8 [ads] pp, 42 fine hand colored plates (#167-208), most plates with 5 illustrations, blank versos, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, corners worn, spine chipped at ends, the plates are clean and bright, free of foxing, very good.

Originally published in 13 volumes in 1825-1851, there were a number of other printings, this one published in six volumes, this being volume V. Each plant is described in detail including history, culture etc. The plates are detailed and well-colored. Cleveland Herbal Collection 905. Dunthorne 198. Nissen 2222. Pritzel 6004. Great Flower Books p. 160.

US$300. bookID # 8994


MAWE, Thomas, and John Abercrombie; Every Man his Own Gardener; The Compete Gardener, being a Gardener's Calendar or work to be done in the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower, Forcing Garden, &c. for Every Month in the Year...Directions for the Propagation, culture of Various Plants, Flowers, Shrubs,. London, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Longman, B. Law, et al, 1787, eleventh edition, corrected and greatly enlarged, 8vo [18 x 11.5 cm]; [iv], 616, [xix, index] pp, engraved frontispiece, index, leather backed marbled boards, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, gilt ruled, raised bands, joints a little rubbed, light stain on few leaves but a near fine, clean copy.

Cleveland Herbal and Horticultural Collection 734 (whose copy lacks a leaf). Henrey 1062: 'The preface of the edition of 1787 and also the preface to most later editions is signed by the real author or only author of the book, John Abercrombie'. Includes all aspects of gardening in considerable detail, with extensive lists of plants arranged in categories (annuals, kitchen garden, hot house, flowering plants, fruit trees, etc.) It was the standard reference of the time. "Among eighteenth-century British nurserymen who became writers on practical gardening one of the most successful was John Abercrombie." (Henrey) It was first published in 1767 in about half the size of this edition. Mawe, a gardener to the Duke of Leeds, did not contribute, but his name was added because of his fame at the time. This was an important gardening handbook of the time covering all aspects including greenhouse, hot-house, fruit growing, flowers, kitchen garden, etc. This edition has the added chapter Systematic Catalogue of Hot-House Plants, not in earlier editions. The work lists thousands of species of trees, plants, flowers by type.

US$290. bookID # 10376


MCTIGUE, Bernard, foreword by Eleanor Perenyi; Nature Illustrated; Flowers, Plants and Trees 1550-1900, from the Collections of the New York Public Library. New York, Harry N. Abrams, [1989], First edition, 4to [28 x 22,5 cm]; 127 pp, colored frontis, 44 color plates, 59 other, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, very light signs of use, else fine and clean, unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated book covering a 400 year history of botanical illustrations and botanical plate books with illustrations from the best books, including those of Redoute, W. J. Hooker, Besler, Merian, Thornton, etc.

US$9. bookID # 12800


MCTIGUE, Bernard, foreword by Eleanor Perenyi; Nature Illustrated; Flowers, Plants and Trees 1550-1900, from the Collections of the New York Public Library. New York, Harry N. Abrams, [1989], First edition, 4to [28 x 22,5 cm]; 127 pp, colored frontis, 44 color plates, 59 other, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, very light wear, else near fine and clean, unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated book covering a 400 year history of botanical illustrations and botanical plate books with illustrations from the best books, including those of Redoute, W. J. Hooker, Besler, Merian, Thornton, etc.

US$4. bookID # 13460


MEE, Margaret, edited by Tony Morrison, Foreword by H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh; Margaret Mee; In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forests; Diaries of an English Artist reveal the beauty of the vanishing rainforest. Suffolk, England, Nonesuch Expeditions, [1988], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 302 pp, color frontis, numerous color illustrations from paintings, many full-page, double-page map, other illustrations and photos, glossary, bibliog, index, pictorial endpapers from Mee's painting, original cloth, gilt title lettering, dj, a clean and fine copy of the first printing.

The author (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her diaries and sketches portray the forests as they have never been viewed before. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). An important contribution to the botany and wildlife of Amazonia and an interesting description of plant exploration. Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora].

US$120. bookID # 10282


MEE, Margaret, edited by Tony Morrison, Foreword by H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh; Margaret Mee; In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forests; Diaries of an English Artist reveal the beauty of the vanishing rainforest. Suffolk, England, Nonesuch Expeditions, [1988], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 302 pp, color frontis, numerous color illustrations from paintings, many full-page, double-page map, other illustrations and photos, glossary, bibliog, index, pictorial endpapers from Mee's painting, original cloth, gilt title lettering, dj, a clean and fine copy of the first printing.

The author (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her diaries and sketches portray the forests as they have never been viewed before. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). An important contribution to the botany and wildlife of Amazonia and an interesting description of plant exploration. Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora].

US$55. bookID # 12233


MEE, Margaret, edited by Tony Morrison, Foreword by H. R. H. The Duke of Edinburgh; Margaret Mee; In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forests; Diaries of an English Artist reveal the beauty of the vanishing rainforest. Suffolk, England, Nonesuch Expeditions, [1989], , 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 302 pp, color frontis, numerous color illustrations from paintings, many full-page, double-page map, other illustrations and photos, glossary, bibliog, index, pictorial endpapers from Mee's painting, original cloth, gilt title lettering, dj (two corners a little torn), otherwise a clean and fine copy in vg dj.

The author (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her diaries and sketches portray the forests as they have never been viewed before. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). An important contribution to the botany and wildlife of Amazonia and an interesting description of plant exploration. Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora].

US$50. bookID # 9486


MEE, Margaret, foreword by Roberto Burle Marx, preface by Sir George Taylor; Flowers of the Brazilian Forests. London, The Tryon Gallery in association with George Rainbird, [1968], First edition, limited edition of 500 copies of which this is #350, large folio [53 x 41 cm]; [72 l] pp, 32 fine colored plates, including frontis, from paintings by Mee, each with tissue guard, signed in the plate by Mee, dated 1960s, maps, list of plates, pictorial endpapers, original green morocco-backed boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, boards with hand marbled paper, gilt spine title lettering & gilt vignette on front, top edge gilted, original clear glassine jacket, original cloth slipcase, clean, fine and bright copy.

A superb production with most attractive plates, including nine of orchids and six of bromeliads, each plate with a descriptive leaf. Margaret Mee (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee's work is of an unusually high order of excellence and in the best tradition of flower painting' [Taylor, director of Royal Botanic Garden of Kew]. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora]. One of the plants illustrated was discovered by Mee herself.

US$1900. bookID # 13044


MEEHAN, Thomas; The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in their Botanical, Horticultural and Popular Aspects. Boston, L. Prang and Company, 1878-1880, First editions, 4to [26.5 x 19 cm]; 4 volumes, ix, 192; v, 200; ix, 196; v, 204 pp, 192 fine colored lithographed plates (chromolithographs) by Prang's esteemed firm from paintings by Alois Lunzer, tissue guards, orig cloth, gilt title lettering & rules on spines, gilt cover lettering & vignette, all edges gilted, slight fading where small spine labels removed, bookplate removed from front endpaper, light cover wear, interiors are clean and fine, excellent set.

Bennett p75. Nissen 1331. Taxonomic Literature 5783. A complete set of both series with all of the plates, most of which are flowers rather than ferns, a corner stone work of any collection of north american botanical color plate books. Prang was a leading printer of chromolithographed plates in the nineteenth century.

US$1250. bookID # 12709


MEEHAN, Thomas; Wayside Flowers. Philadelphia, Chas. Robson & Co., 1881, First edition, large 8vo [27 x 19.5 cm]; 128 pp, 31 fine colored lithographed plates (chromolithographs) by L. Prang, original pictorial gilt cloth, with gilt picture of flowers on cover, gilt spine title lettering, all edges gilted, edges lightly rubbed, small light cover stain, few margins with light stain, endpaper inscription, very good clean copy.

The author of the celebrated Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States, a four volume work with 192 colored plates and selling for about $2000, here presents a selection of plates from the larger work, each with a full description. Plates include two of orchids and one of water lilies. Prang was the foremost printer of chromolithographed plates in the United States. See Bennett p. 75.

US$290. bookID # 12407


MEHTA, Ashvin and P. V. Bole (text); 100 Himalayan Flowers. New York, The Vendome Press, [1991], First edition, 4to [26 x 26 cm]; 144 pp, 150 fine colored illustrations from photos by Mehta, many full page, trek charts, glossary, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear), fine in near fine jacket.

Superb photos by renowned photographer. Suggested treks through the Himalayas with itineraries for Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Utter Pradesh, Sikkim and Darjeeling, Nepal east and west.

US$5. bookID # 12932


MERRILL, Elmer Drew; An Enumeration of Plants Collected in Sumatra by W. N. and C. M Bangham. Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 1934, First edition, 8vo [25.5 x 17.5 cm]; 178 pp, 14 plates from drawing and photos, index, original heavy paper printed wraps, title lettering on cover, slightly foxed on outer edge of text block, fine, clean and unmarked condition.

Each plant is described in detail, including locations found, previous references, etc, of the over 600 plants, including many orchids, found 1931-1932 in various parts of Sumatra, mostly collected at medium and higher altitudes in the primary forests. Merrill, who also wrote extensively in the botanical area, including of the botany of the Cook voyages, and was with the New York Botanical Garden, provides a good introduction, including references to early material on Sumatra.

US$45. bookID # 12847


MILLER, David, Richard Warren; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rain Forrest in Southeastern Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, Salamandra Consultoria Editorial SA, [1994], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; [ii], vi, 182 pp, 192 colored illustrations on 32 plates from the photos of Izabel Moura Miller, hundreds of line drawings and lip drawings by Mary Bates and Alex Nimmo Smith, tables, charts, map, bibliog, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, clean and fine.

'This book is welcome as one of the first to provide a detailed account of the rich orchid flora of the Mata Atlanica Forests. The authors have first hand experience of the region and its orchids and are keen conservationist and horticulturists. This book will be useful to tourists, orchid growers, scientists and conservationists for its detailed account of this remarkable family of plants' [Phillip Cribb, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew]. 'Carefully crafted descriptions of the orchids. . . . of one of the most important remaining Atlantic Rain Forest Tracts' [Gusavo Martinelli, Rio de Janeiro Botanic Gardens].

US$24. bookID # 12688


MILLER, Ellen and Margaret Christine Whiting; Wild Flowers of the North-Eastern States; Being Three Hundred and Eight Individuals Common to the North-eastern United States Drawn and Described. New York, G. B. Putnam's Sons, 1895, First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22.5 cm]; xi, 622, [i, ads] pp, fine colored frontis from painting, tissue guard, 308 full-page illustrations from drwgs, index of scientific and common names, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering on spine and front cover, lightly rubbed, few small marks on rear cover, front internal hinge repaired, very good clean, solid copy.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society 213. The selection of flowers has been made to present the most typical of each family, the drawings showing the peculiar traits, average size and all details. The drawings are mostly full size. An excellent reference with good descriptions. Later editions did not have the colored plate.

US$31. bookID # 9424


MILLSPAUGH, Charles Frederick and Lawrence William Nuttall; Flora of Santa Catalina Island (California). Chicago, Field Columbian Museum, 1923, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 413 pp, 14 plates including one in color as frontis, folding map of Santa Catalina Island showing topography and 70 localities, index, original printed heavy paper wraps, library withdrawal stamp on corner of cover, cover chipped at edges, clean very good.

A detailed description is provided for each species found on the island, which lies 28 miles off the coast of southern California and contains a greater number of endemic species than any equal are of the Californian mainland. Millspaugh was curator of the Botany department and famous for several works.

US$22. bookID # 9640


MONTGOMERY, F. H.; Plants from Sea to Sea. Toronto, The Ryerson Press, [1966], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [xiv], 451 pp, 9 colored plates from photos, each with 9 images, 873 illustrations from drwgs, bibliog, index, original cloth with spine title lettering, clean and fine in dj (a little rubbed at spine ends, light crease), signed and inscribed by the author on half title page.

The first book covering plants across Canada, and a very comprehensive and well-illustrated treatment, the author, a respected botanist, describes over 1,500 plants, providing a general key to plant families and a description of each plant arranged within families.

US$4. bookID # 10069


MOORE, Thomas; A Popular History of the British Ferns and the Allied Plants comprising the Club-mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails. London, Reeve and Benham, 1851, First edition, 12mo [17 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 354, [ii, ads], 8 [ads] pp, 20 hand colored plates, frontis, with tissue guard, original blind-stamped and gilt decorated pictorial cloth, gilt spine lettering and decorations, short tear at joint head, light corner wear, clean and unmarked, near fine.

Freeman 2638. Nissen 1402. Moore had written some of the most important works on Ferns in the period. The plates are by W. Fitch, the famous botanical artist. Popular Natural History Series.

US$150. bookID # 12716


MUELLER, Baron Ferd. Von; Select Extra-Tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture or Naturalization, with Indications of Their Native Countries and Some of Their Uses. Sydney, Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1881, New South Wales Edition, Enlarged, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; ix, 403 pp, table, index of genera, index to vernacular names, geographical index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges bit worn, light cover stain, small hole in spine, title page worn at edge, interior is clean and near fine in good cover.

The author, a distinguished botanist and plant collector, provides a description of over a thousand plants, including their history and uses. Examples: 'The Hemp plant serves as a protection against insects on cultivated fields.' 'The milky opium-sap is scraped off next morning into a shallow cup, and allowed to dry away from sunlight.' 'The great Bamboo of India is known to grow 40 feet in forty days.' Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 222. The first edition was 1876 in 293 pages, this edition being greatly expanded.

US$20. bookID # 13798


NEWBERRY, John S.; Reports on the Geology, Botany, and Zoology of Northern California and Oregon, made to the War Department. Washington, War Department, 1857, , 4to [28 x 22 cm]; [ii], 85; 102; 114, [i], iv pp, 23 tinted lithographed plates of views including frontis and 10 of trees with backgrounds, 4 plates of shells, 6 botanical plates, 11 of fish, 3 mammal plates, 2 hand-colored plates of birds, other illus, contemporary half leather with gilt spine title lettering, joints repaired, marbled endpapers & edges, endpaper bookplate, interior clean & fine with only minimal offsetting, good sound cover, with ink inscription signed by author to Prof. Dawson.

Consists of 293 pages of 3 parts from Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, relating to northern California and Oregon, including the Geological, Botanical and Zoological Reports, Routes in California and Oregon explored by Lieut. R. S. Williamson and Henry L. Abbott, explored in 1855; includes contributions by various experts such as T. A. Conrad, Professor E. N. Horsford, Asa Gray, John Torrey, W. S. Sullivant, Edward Tuckerman. W. G. Binney, S. F. Baird. The plates are lithographed, some colored, and well executed. Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the West 328: 'Newberry in whose report on the plant geography of the Wiliamson-Abbott Survey appeared the only inkling in all the thirteen volumes of the Railroad Reports of anything like a theory. . . This was as close as the Pacific railroad scientists came to the important scientific questions of the age'. Newberry was a MD as well as botanist and geologist.

US$550. bookID # 12576


NICHOLSON, E. M.; R. W. G. Hingston, T. A. W. Davis, P. W. Richards, N. Y. Sandwith, etc; British Guiana Papers; Scientific Results of the Oxford University Expedition to British Guiana in 1929. Oxford, London, Oxford University Exploration Club, Oxford University Press, 1938, First edition in book form, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; various paginations, frontis photo, many illustrations from photos and drawings, charts, tables, bibliog, maps including a folding map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges a little rubbed, trifle foxed on few outer margins, very good+, sound copy.

Following a detailed preface describing the expedition and members, are a collection of scientific papers produced by the members of the expedition. The first paper is by the expedition leader R. W. G. Hingston covering the overall results and descriptions of the expedition, followed by about 30 papers by the members of the team on botany, flora, music, ornithology, humming birds, etc, each originally published in hard to find scientific journals.

US$90. bookID # 12945


NIERING, William A., Nancy Olmstear; The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region. New York, Alfred A. Knopf`, [1979], , 12mo [19 x 10.5 cm]; 864 pp, 658 colored photos, other illustrations from drawings, index, original vinyl covers, spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), near fine, quite clean, unmarked.

Over 600 species are described in full detail with more than 400 others also described, covering also grasses, shrubs, vines and wildflowers in all of eastern North America including Florida and prairies. Colored plates are arranged by color of species.

US$1. bookID # 12882


OLIVER, Professor Daniel; Illustrations of the Principal Natural Order of the Vegetable Kingdom Prepared for the Science and Art Department of the Council of Education. London, Chapman and Hall, 1874, First edition, oblong 4to [19 x 27 cm]; [viii], 154 pp, plus 109 hand colored lithographed plates by the famed botanical artist W. H. Fitch, each plate with several figures, contemporary half calf, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, raised bands gilted, expertly rebacked with leather, preserving original spine, boards, owner's label on endpaper, some light signs of use, near fine sound and solid copy.

Includes flowering plants as well as cryptograms or flowerless plants. A well-preserved copy. Freeman 2857. Nissen 1469.

US$110. bookID # 13734


PADILLA, Victoria; The Colorful Bromeliads; Their Infinite Variety. Los Angeles, The Bromeliad Society, 1981, First edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 112 pp, colored frontis, hundreds of fine colored illustrations from photos, index, original brown pictorial simulated leather, dj (chipped at edge, tear), fine and clean in good jacket.

A very well-illustrated survey of this family of plants unique to America, especially found in jungles and rainforests of central and south america including Tillandsias, Vrieseas, Guzmanias, Aechmeas, Billbergias, Noeregelias, Porteas, Navias, and all the rest.

US$20. bookID # 13199


PALMER, Julius A.; Mushrooms of America; Edible and Poisonous. Boston, L. Prang & Co, 1885, First Edition, 4to [26.5 x 19 cm]; 4 pp, 12 fine chromolithographic, from paintings, plates with descriptions, each printed on one side of leaf, original cloth, original paper title label, lightly rubbed at edge, endpaper worn at edges, pencil signature of George Parker on endpaper, very good, plates are fine and clean.

Not in Nissen, not in Bennett. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 240. Beautifully drawn colored plates.

US$90. bookID # 8129


PALMER, Julius A.; Mushrooms of America; Edible and Poisonous. Boston, L. Prang & Co, 1885, First Edition, 4to [26.5 x 19 cm]; 4 pp, 12 fine chromolithographic plates, from paintings, with descriptions, each printed on one side of leaf, original cloth, original paper title label, spine ends lightly worn, bit faded, endpaper inscription dated 1894, very good, interior quite clean, plates fine.

Not in Nissen, not in Bennett. Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 240. Notable for its beautiful colored plates

US$120. bookID # 12611


PARKE, Lieutenant John G. and Albert H. Campbell; Reports of Explorations & Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable & Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, . . . in 1854-5. Volume VII. San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California west of the Coast Range. .. Washington, Senate, 1857, , 4to [30 x 24 cm]; 22, 204, 28, 116, 37, i [errata leaf, often lacking] pp, 50 plates including 7 colored lithographed view plates, 24 geological including profiles, 8 botanical plates, 11 meteorological plates, 2 folding colored maps, tables, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges worn, spine ends repaired, interior is clean and unmarked without the usual foxing, and very good.

The full title of this volume is Report of Explorations for Railroad Routes from San Francisco Bay to Los Angeles, California, West of the Coast Range, and from the Pimas Villages on the Gila to the Rio Grande, Near the 32d Parallel of North Latitude, 1854-5 and includes Geological report by Thomas Antisell, Botanical report by John Torrey, detailed appendices and conclusions of the official reviews of the reports upon explorations and surveys for railroad routes. Hasse 62. The colored view plates are superb. Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the American West: 'The massive volumes of the Pacific Railroad Reports represented the combined efforts of the topographical engineers and a sizable contingent of the country's foremost scientists. Not since Napoleon had taken his company of savants into Egypt had the world seen such an assemblage of scientists and technicians marshaled under one banner'.

US$240. bookID # 11520


PECK, Charles H., John M. Clarke; New York State Museum, 53rd Annual Report of the Regents 1899, Museum Memoirs 3 and 4; Oriskany Fauna of Becraft Mountain by Clarke [with] Report of the State Botanist on Edible Fungi of New York 1895-99 by Charles Peck. Albany, University of the State of New York, 1901, First edition thus, 4to [30 x 24 cm]; [iv], 234 pp, 9 lithographed plates of shells relating to Clarke work, 25 fine colored lithographed [chromolithographs] plates of mushrooms for Peck's report, numbered 44-68 but complete, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, bookplate of George May Elwood on endpaper, spine end a little frayed, interior near fine and clean.

Two reports in one volume. Peck had written several works on mushrooms, this one being on edible mushrooms and fungi, each species described in detail, nice plates.

US$80. bookID # 11663


PENNELL, Francis W.; The Genus Calceolaria in Southeastern Peru. Philadelphia, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1945, , 8vo [27 x 18 cm]; 137-177 pp, 10 plates, table, original printed heavy paper wraps, a little wear at outer edges of wraps, interior is clean and fine.

The author, curator of Botany with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, describes the species of this genus of slipper flower in some detail based on his 1925 expedition to the Cuzco and Puno districts of Peru. Nicely illustrated.

US$4. bookID # 11797


PERKINS, Mrs. E. E.; The Elements of Botany, with Illustrations. London, Thomas Hurst, 1837, First edition, 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; [i], xxiv, 269 pp, 18 hand colored plates including frontis as called for, with the half-title page, with a tipped-in folding manuscript letter from Morris Lasthe, dated August 1835 about a drawing of Perkins, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, short tear at joint, signature on endpaper, else near fine, interior clean, partly unopened.

Freeman 2969. Not in Nissen. The attractive plates are from drawings by Perkins, delicately colored by hand, some with several figures.

US$170. bookID # 12966


PHILLIPS, Henry; History of Cultivated Vegetable; Comprising their Botanical, Medicinal, Edible, and Chemical Qualities, Natural History and Relation to Art, Science and Commerce. London, Henry Colburn and Co., 1822, Second edition, same year as first edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; 2 volumes in one, [i], vii, 383; [i], 480 pp, index, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt spine title lettering on red leather label, rubbed, joint cracked but firm, few leaves lightly spotted but overall clean, very good copy.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society Catalogue 248, which cites the 1822 edition and an 1827 edition. The author describes all vegetables from artichoke to yam and including potato, sugar, capers, indigo, poppy, tea, hemp, herbs, etc, giving the history of each in detail.

US$390. bookID # 8782


PITTIER, Henry; New or Noteworthy Plants from Colombia and Central America - 7. Washington, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, 1918, First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 15.5 cm]; [viii], 95-132, [ii] pp, plus full-page plate, many illustrations from drwgs, index, original heavy printed paper wraps, fine and clean, unmarked, partly unopened.

Issued as Volume 20, part 3 of US herbarium series. Pittier, of the US Department of Agriculture, describes plants from among 10 families, the largest number belonging to the Fabaceae, trees. He also redescribes the cow tree or milk tree, the palo de vaca of Humboldt, in the light of new information and with notes on its economic importance.

US$4. bookID # 11793


PLOTKIN, Mark J.; Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice; An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest. New York, Viking, [1993], , 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xvi, 318, [i] pp, illustrations from photos, map, bibliog, glossary, original cloth-backed boards, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine in near fine jacket, signed by author on half title page.

A description of the author's travels through northern South America, including Venezuela, the Guianas and his studies with some of the most powerful of Amazonian shamans, who taught him the plant lore their tribes have gleaned from the rain forests over thousands of years. Based on the author's travels of over a decade. With much on curare, hallucinogenic epena, etc. There is a detailed forward by Richard Evans Schultes: 'what makes this work so special is precisely Mark Plotkin's gentlemanly approach to the natives and his ability to work with Indians as a trusted friend. . . Plotkin is a member of the last generation of ethnobotanists who will be able to see the Amazonian Indians living a life not all that different from their ancestors of thousands of years before. . . the author's exceptional grasp of history'.

US$16. bookID # 13229


PLUES, Margaret; British Grasses: an Introduction to the Study of the Gramineae of Great Britain and Ireland. London, L. Reeve and Co., [1867], First edition, 12mo [19.5 x 13 cm]; viii, 307, 16 [publisher's ads] pp, 16 hand-colored lithographs from drwgs by Walter Fitch, numerous other engravings, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth with gilt spine title lettering and gilt picture of grasses on front cover, cover stained, minor light foxing on few leaves, good copy.

Jackson 239. Nissen 1538. Freeman 3048. A detailed work covering cereal grasses, ornamental grasses, agricultural and economic grasses, with description of hundreds of species.

US$25. bookID # 8717


PLUES, Margaret; Rambles in Search of Flowerless Plants. London, Journal of Horticulture & Cottage Gardener Office, 1865, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; viii, 317, [ii, ads of author's other books] pp, 20 colored plates including frontis (hand-colored & color printed), numerous other illustrations including full-page, general index, index to illus, original blind-ruled cloth, gilt lettering on spine, small part of corner of endpaper removed, light corner wear, near fine.

Freeman 3045. The author covers ferns, fern allies, mosses, lichens, mushrooms, fungi, seaweeds, etc, with nice colorful plates, most with several illustrations. "This handsome and elegantly illustrated volume is a good specimen of a class of works to which the popularization of science is mainly due". (Intellectual Observer). This first edition is in larger format than the later edition.

US$110. bookID # 13007


PLUES, Margaret; Rambles in Search of Wild Flowers, and How to Distinguish Them. London, Journal of Horticulture & Cottage Gardener Office, 1863, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13 cm]; [ii], 349 pp, 18 fine hand colored plates, with frontis, other illustrations, index, morocco backed boards, gilt title lettering on black leather label, new endpapers, name on title page, very light foxing to few leaves, very good+, sound and tight copy, with the original ribbon bookmark.

The hand colored plates in this first edition are much nicer than later editions, also, most later editions had fewer plates, making this first edition much more desirable. Freeman 3044. Massachusetts Horticultural Society p. 251 had only the 3rd edition. The author was a respected writer on natural history and botany subjects. 'This is one of the most interesting books that the botanist can wish for' (The World We Live In).

US$80. bookID # 13006


POMERLEAU, Rene; Mushrooms of Eastern Canada and the United States. Montreal, Les Editions Chantecler, 1951, First edition, 4to [26.5 x 14 cm]; 302, [i] pp, 5 fine colored plates, including frontis, from paintings by Henry A. C. Jackson, with tissue guards, 65 plates, 7 from drawings, others from photos, chart, glossary, index, original green pictorial cloth, spine and cover title lettering, edge lightly rubbed, small bookplate of Barbara Ann Hynes on endpaper, very good+, interior is clean and unmarked.

A thorough work on edible, suspected and poisonous mushrooms of all types, with detailed descriptions, and with additional chapters on gathering mushrooms, selecting edible mushrooms, ways of preparing, recipes, etc. Notable for its excellent illustrations.

US$9. bookID # 12480


POOLE, A. L. and Nancy M. Adams; Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand. Wellington, R. E. Owen, Government Printer, 1963, , 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 248 pp, frontis map, over 400 of illustrations from drwgs, including full-page, glossary, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, light wear, rubbed), good sound copy.

A good identification guide based on leaf characteristics.

US$1. bookID # 9432


POSTMA, C., foreword by Edwin Way Teale; Plant Marvels in Miniature; A Photographic Study. New York, The John Day Company, [1960], First American edition, 4to [33 x 25 cm]; 173 pp, 77 plates from photos, original cloth, dj (chipped at edge, rubbed), front free endpaper removed, good clean copy.

Photomicrographs, enlarged up to 3,000 times provide an interesting botanical survey of plant structures, flowers, seeds, leaves, roots, parasites, etc.

US$9. bookID # 9957


PRATT, Anne; The Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club-Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails. London, Frederick Warne and Co., nd [c1855], no editions or printings stated, presumed first edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; vi, 174 pp, 41 colored lithographed plates, each with tissue guards, index, orig green cloth decorated in gilt floral pattern, black & red, gilt title lettering on spine & cover, all edges gilted slightly rubbed at edges, few pages with small foxed spot, but a near fine attractive copy, cover gilt bright, no ownership markings.

Freeman 3082. Beautifully illustrated work by this highly respected and popular writer on botanical themes, the book published during the fern craze in Britain.

US$160. bookID # 12258


PRITZEL, G. A.; Thesaurus Literaturae Botanicae Omnium Gentium: Inde a Rerum Botanicarum Initiis Ad Nostra Usque Tempora, Quindecim Millia Operum Recensens. Koenigstein, Otto Koeltz Antiquariat, 1972, reprint of the 1877 work, 4to [31 x 24 cm]; [vi], 576. [i] pp, double columns, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, as new, clean and unmarked.

"Remains the single most useful answer book for tracing a botanical title before 1870.The chronological topical indexes provide a reference list of short titles not easily picked up elsewhere" [Lubrecht]. A basic reference work in the field.

US$50. bookID # 13504


QUICK, Arthur Craig; Wild Flowers of the Northern States and Canada. Chicago/New York, M. A. Donohue & Company, 1939, First & only edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 518pp, illustrations from drwgs, color plates & frontis from painting, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and on cover with floral decorative border, spine lettering a little dull but quite readable, fine, clean throughout.

A still highly useful guide, with a color key, information on identification, wild fruits.

US$2. bookID # 10385


RAVENSWAAY, Charles van; Drawn from Nature; the Botanical Art of Joseph Prestele and His Sons. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984, First Edition, 4to [31 x 24 cm]; 357 pp, 95 color plates, many other illustrations including full-page, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dust jacket, very fine and clean, as new.

Prestele, Bavarian born, moved to Buffalo, New York, where he received commissions from Asa Gray, John Torrey and other leading botanist. His engravings and plates were also used by nurserymen as selling aids. He was one of America's first professional botanical artists. The author has painstakingly created this work, with excellent plates. Appendices include a glossary, checklist of plates for Gray's work, checklist of U. S. Army reports of western expeditions containing Prestele's illustrations, checklist of nurserymen's plates signed or attributed to him.

US$22. bookID # 13003


RAYNER, M. C.; Trees and Toadstools. London, Faber and Faber, 1947, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; x, 91, [ii, ads] pp, 18 plates, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, light wear at spine foot), bookplate of Virginia Armstrong on endpaper, near fine and clean.

Detailed introductory account of how toadstools and mushrooms live, grow and behave.

US$1. bookID # 10366


REDOUTE, Pierre Joseph; Beautiful Flowers and Fruits. New York, Harrison House, [1985], First printing of this edition, which first appeared in 1833, folio [34,5 x 27.5 cm]; xv, 144 fine color plates, each plate printed on one side of page, indexes, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering and gilt Redoute signature on cover, dust jacket, fine, clean, unused and unmarked.

Redoute, the finest flower artist of his time, worked on these plates for 6 years, which first appeared in 36 installments ending in 1833. These are superb and clear reproductions, often found framed in print and antique stores.

US$55. bookID # 13001


RENARD, Gaston; Catalogue of a Major Collection of Rare Australiana, Pacific Voyages, and Other Books. Melbourne, Australia, Leonard Joel, 1988, First edition, large 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xvi, 220, [iii] pp, illustrations, including 8 colored plates, references, original printed paper heavy wraps, with the original Prices Realized included loose, fine, clean and unmarked.

An important sale of 922 lots of travel as well as natural history, ornithology books, including Bank's Florilegium, with detailed descriptions.

US$25. bookID # 13759


RENNER, S. S.; A History of Botanical Exploration in Amazonian Ecuador, 1739-1988. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993, First edition, 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; iii, 39 pp, map, table, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, printed title lettering on cover, few small ink letters on cover, else near fine and clean.

Includes a chronology of botanical exploration, cryptogamic flora, ethnobotanical collecting in Amazonian Ecuador, status of botanical inventory of area, annotated list of collectors, index to localities, literature cited.

US$27. bookID # 13864


RICHARDS, Paul; A Book of Mosses. London, Penguin Books, [1950], First edition, 12mo [18.5 x 12.5 cm]; 40 pp, 16 fine colored plates from Johannes Hedwig's Description Muscorum, other illustrations from drawings, original pictorial paper-covered boards, title lettering on spine and cover, small wear at lower corner of spine, near fine.

Hedwig's work on mosses, published 1787-97, and still esteemed for its accurate descriptions and illustrations, provides the fine illustrations of this work.

US$2. bookID # 13146


RICKETT, Harold William; Wild Flowers of The United States; The Northeastern States. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1966], First edition, 4to [34 x 26 cm]; 2 volumes, x, 230; vi, 231-559, [i] pp, 180 color plates, each illustrating a number of varieties, illustrations in text, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, gilt lettering & decorations, name and ink mark on endpaper but clean and fine.

This work is complete and covers the Northeastern United States. It is the most comprehensive and detailed book on the subject and has become the standard reference.

US$17. bookID # 12364


RICKETT, Harold William; Wild Flowers of The United States; The Northwestern States; Washington and Oregon west of the Cascade Range and California Southward to the Deserts. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1966], First edition, 4to [34 x 26 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 360; viii, 363-666. i, [errata] pp, 218 color plates, each illustrating a number of varieties, illustrations in text, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, gilt lettering & decorations, name and small inkmark on endpaper, else clean and near fine.

Its complete and the most comprehensive and detailed work on the subject and has become the standard reference. A very well produced, massive work, very well-illustrated.

US$22. bookID # 12367


RICKETT, Harold William; Wild Flowers of the United States; The Southeastern States, From the Atlantic to Arkansas and Eastern Texas and From the Southern Borders of Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1967], First Edition, folio [33 x 25 cm]; 2 volumes, x, 322; vi, 323-688, [ii] pp, 241 fine color plates each illustrating several species, overall index in volume 2, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, name and small ink mark on endpaper, else clean and fine.

Its complete and the most comprehensive and detailed work on the subject and has become the standard reference. A very well produced and massive work.

US$18. bookID # 12363


RICKETT, Harold William; Wild Flowers of The United States; The Southwestern States; Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, [1966], First edition, 4to [34 x 26 cm]; 3 volumes, xii, 241; v, 242-519; [v], 520-801 pp, 248 color plates, each illustrating a number of varieties, illustrations in text, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, gilt lettering & decorations, name and small inkmark on endpaper, else clean and near fine.

Its complete and the most comprehensive and detailed work on the subject and has become the standard reference. A very well produced, massive work, very well-illustrated.

US$22. bookID # 12366


RIDGE, Antonia; The Man Who Painted Roses; The Story of Pierre-Joseph Redoute. London, Faber and Faber, [1974], First edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 409 pp, colored frontis of roses, painted by Redoute, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly worn, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good jacket.

The author spent six years researching this work on one of the best botanical artists of all time. The author also wrote For the Love of a Rose.

US$2. bookID # 13209


ROBBINS, Wilfred William; John Peabody Harrington and Barbara Freire-Marreco; Ethnobotany of the Tewa Indians. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1916, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; xii, 118 pp, plates from photos, illustrations from drwgs, folding map, index of botanical names, bibliog, original cloth, 'complements of US Bureau of Ethnology, Washington' written on front endpaper, else near fine.

An early work on ethnobotany, with detailed descriptions of uses of plants both native and imported into the region for the Tewa people of New Mexico.

US$12. bookID # 5356


ROBERTS, Mary; Voices from the Woodlands, Descriptive of Forest Trees, Ferns, Mosses and Lichens. London, Reeve and Benham, 1850, First edition, 12mo [17 x 13.5 cm]; vii, 368 pp, 20 fine lithographed plates, printed in color and finished in hand color, including frontis, with tissue guard, index, original blue pictorial gilt cloth, with picture of gilted tree on cover, gilt design and lettering on spine, spine a little rubbed, penciled note on endpaper, internal hinge cracked but holding, interior is clean and near fine in good+ cover.

The attractive plates are by Walter Fitch, renowned botanical artist, and are of trees in a scene, some with people or animals. The popular author had also written Ruins and Trees and other titles.

US$220. bookID # 11163


ROBINSON, W.; Alpine Flowers for English Gardens. London, John Murray, 1870, First edition, 12mo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; xviii, 392, 32 [publisher's catalogue dated November 1869] pp, frontis, 75 illus, index, original blue cloth with gilt decorations and title lettering on front cover and spine, edges including spine ends are frayed, joint worn, hinge cracked but firm, bookplate of Theodore H. Rowntree on endpaper, good copy.

'In Alpine Flowers, his principles of good alpine gardening, in natural conditions in a properly constructed rock garden, preceded Reginald Farrer by thirty-seven years' (Mea Allen in William Robinson). Robinson was the most important garden writer of his period, this being his third book. He describes his journey observing plants and gardens in a 70 page section called A Little Tour in the Alps. He includes lists of plants for different conditions, and describes numerous species throughout the book.

US$110. bookID # 7541


ROBINSON, W.; Alpine Flowers for English Gardens. London, John Murray, 1903, third edition, revised, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xix, 344pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from drwgs, index, the second part is in two column format, original blue cloth with gilt decorations and title lettering on front cover and spine, small stain on front cover, edges rubbed, lightly foxed on few pages, interior clean and very good.

'In Alpine Flowers, his principles of good alpine gardening, in natural conditions in a properly constructed rock garden, preceded Reginald Farrer by thirty-seven years' (Mea Allen in William Robinson). Robinson was the most important garden writer of his period, this being his third book. He describes his journey observing plants and gardens in a section called Some Notes of a Journey in the Alps of Europe and the Rocky Mountains of N. W. America. He includes lists of plants for different conditions, and describes numerous species throughout the book. The first edition of this work was in 1870, this edition with an extensive new introduction and new material added, additional species described, etc, and in a larger format. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 268.

US$35. bookID # 10649


ROBSON, Eve and Norman; Classic Natural History Prints: Plants. New York, Arch Cape Press, [1990], First Edition, folio [36 x 25 cm]; 128 pp, 60 fine color plates, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, mild light stain to some outer lower corner margins, very good sound copy.

Includes some of the finest botanical art from the last few centuries including Ehret, Bauer, Redoute, Fuchs, Matthjioli, Hooker and many others, each with a good description and an introduction to the art. reproductions of some of the finest botanical illustrations of the last few hundred years with a useful introduction. There are also one from Bateman's famous Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala.

US$21. bookID # 12779


ROBSON, Eve and Norman Robson; Botanical Prints; Classic Natural History Prints. [London], Collins & Brown, 1991, First edition, folio [36 x 25 cm]; 128 pp, 60 color plates from paintings, other illus, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

Includes some of the finest botanical art from the last few centuries including Ehret, Bauer, Redoute, Thornton, Brookshaw, Catesby, Hooker and many others, each with a good description and an introduction to the art. An impressive production with stunning botanical prints. (There was also a smaller paperback version with only 40 plates)

US$45. bookID # 12778


ROCKLEY, The Lady Alicia [aka Alicia Amherst, Mrs Evelyn Cecil]; Some Canadian Wild Flowers; Being the first part of Wild Flowers of the Great Dominions. Toronto, The Macmillan Company of Canada`, 1937, First edition thus, 8vo [21.5 x 17 cm]; xi, 107 pp, 7 fine colored plates from paintings by the author (signed AR) and by Ivy Abercrombie, each with tissue guard and letterpress printed verso, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, cover lightly used, interior near fine and clean.

The author's Wild Flowers of the Great Dominions of the British Empire was printed in 1935 and this work is selected from that work. The author had previously written several respected gardening and landscaping books.

US$9. bookID # 13205


ROCKLEY, The Lady Alicia [aka Alicia Amherst, Mrs Evelyn Cecil]; Wild Flowers of the Great Dominions of the British Empire. London, Macmillan and Co., 1935, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 17 cm]; xii, 380, [ii, ads] pp, 34 fine colored plates from paintings by Rockley, Ivy Abercrombie, Emily Pelloe, etc, tissue guards with letterpress as issued, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, light wear, old repair), fine and clean.

The author travelled to Canada and Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, painting flowers and scenes and providing considerable description of the flowers and trees. The first edition in the rarely found dust jacket.

US$55. bookID # 13206


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1911], new, revised and enlarged edition, first issue of second edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 326 pp, frontis, 23 plates from photos, including one of orchids, original cloth, spine gilt decorated, spine title lettering, slightly foxed on half title page and a few outer margins, near fine.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology. This edition has an additional 8 plates and expanded text and four new chapters based on the author's additional collections and studies in the 16 years after the first edition was published.

US$30. bookID # 12631


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1911], new, revised and enlarged edition, first issue of second edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 326 pp, frontis, 23 plates from photos, including one of orchids, original pictorial cloth, spine gilt decorated, gilt spine title lettering, cover faded non-uniformly, interior clean very good.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology. This edition has an additional 8 plates and expanded text and four new chapters based on the author's additional collections and studies in the 16 years after the first edition was published.

US$40. bookID # 10519


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894, First American Edition, 8vo; xxiii, 242 pp, frontis, 15 plates from photos, including one of orchids, original cloth, spine decorated, fine.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology, based on the author's 24 years of collecting and study in the area.

US$50. bookID # 1340


RODWAY, James; In the Guiana Forest; Studies of Nature in Relation to the Struggle for Life. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1894, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxiii, [errata slip], 242, [vi, ads] pp, frontis, 16 plates from photos, including one of orchids, one of the silk cotton-tree with epiphytes, original cloth, spine gilt decorated, gilt spine title lettering, cover rubbed, endpaper inscription, internal hinges cracked but firm, very good.

An important contribution to rain forest botany and ecology. This copy has the errata slip usually absent, loose as issued.

US$110. bookID # 10825


ROMINE, F. E.; Plant Names; Common or Vernacular and Scientific or Botanical with Sizes, Times, Colors. Pontiac, Michigan, F. E. Romine, [1926], First edition, 12mo [21 x 11 cm]; [viii], 115, [iii] pp, original cloth, gilt title lettering, light crease on front cover but a very good clean copy.

A handy reference for thousands of plants, meant to be placed in your back pocket as you wondered field or garden.

US$1. bookID # 10018


ROSE, J. N.; List of Plants Collected by Dr Edward Palmer in 1890 in Western Mexico and Arizona at Alamos, Arizona. Washington, US Department of Agriculture, Division of Botany, 1891, , 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; [iv], 91-125, [iii] pp, 10 plates, mostly folding, index, original printed heavy paper wraps, cover rubbed, signature at upper margin, some plates split at folds, interior clean.

Published in the series Contributions from the US National Herbarium, volume I, no. IV. Palmer was a respected plant collector.

US$4. bookID # 11803


ROSENDAHL, C. Otto, Ross Aiken Gortner, George O. Burr; J. Arthur Harris; Botanist and Biometrician. Minneapolis, London, The University of Minnesota Press, [1936], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [viii], 209 pp, frontis (portrait), plates from photos, tables, bibliog of his works, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, head of spine worn, spine a little faded, very good clean copy, this was the publisher's copy with their stamp on endpaper, else unmarked.

A detailed assessment of Harris' works, biography.

US$5. bookID # 9664


RUIZ, Hipolito; The Journals of Hipolito Ruiz; Spanish Botanist in Peru and Chile 1777 - 1788. Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, [1998], First edition in English, translated from the original Spanish, 4to [27 x 20 cm]; 357 pp, frontis (portrait of author), 11 colored plates of maps and plans, other illustrations from original sources, appendix of medicinal plant names, index of plant names, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

Translated by famous Harvard botanist, Richard Evans Schultes, who had spent much time in the same regions explored by Ruiz, and Maria Jose Nemry von Thenen de Jaramillo-Arango, and transcribed from the original manuscripts by Jaime Jaramillo-Arango, this work provides the first description from the diaries of Ruiz, one of the earliest botanical explorers and plant hunters in South America, who spent 11 years in forests, mountains, villages of Chile and Peru. Besides the descriptions of 2,000 plants, Ruiz provides fascinating descriptions of the landscape, weather, native cultures, geography, geology, living conditions, etc. The first Spanish scientific expedition in South America, rich in detail.

US$28. bookID # 13106


RYDBERG, P. A.; List of Plants Collected on the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1905-06 by Dr. L. J. Wolf, and of 1908-09 by Dr. J. W. Goodsell. New York, Torreya, 1912, offprint from Torreya volume 12, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; 11 pp, with list of NY Botanical Garden publications on rear cover, original printed paper wraps, minor fading on edge but fine copy.

Each plant is described with date and place found.

US$8. bookID # 8024


SAVAGE, F. G.; The Flora & Folk Lore of Shakespeare. Cheltenham and London, Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd., [1923], First Edition, 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; [viii], 420 pp, frontis, plates, original green cloth, slight rubbing at edges, very good or better, clean and sound.

Description of each plant mentioned in any Shakespeare work with full descriptions and cross references to plays, etc.. The index to plants gives the Shakespearean names, botanical names and natural orders. There is also a general index.

US$21. bookID # 3294


SCHULTES, Richard Evans and Robert F. Raffauf, foreword by Duke of Edinburgh; The Healing Forest; Medicinal and Toxic Plants of the Northwest Amazonia. Portland, Oregon, Dioscorides Press, [1990], First American edition, large 8vo [27 x 19 cm]; 484 pp, hundreds of illustrations from photos and drawings, some full-page, bibliography, index to diseases and treatment, index to genera, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, jacket (not clipped, tiny tear at corner), fine and clean.

An exhaustive, comprehensive and interesting study of medicinal flora by the world's most renowned authorities. Schultes, was director of Harvard Botanical Museum, a plant explorer and conservationist and spent decades with native peoples studying ethnobotany. Raffauf was professor of Pharmacognosy at Northwestern University. The area covered includes parts of Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru. The authors describe about 1,500 species and varieties, 596 genera, in 145 plant families, of which half had not previously been investigated for their pharmacological properties. An important work on the ethnobotany of the Amazon. A massive and detailed work.

US$65. bookID # 13852


SEWARD, A. C.; Plant Life Through the Ages; A Geological and Botanical Retrospect. Cambridge, University Press, 1931, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; xxi, 601 pp, frontis, 140 illustrations including plates and 9 reconstructions of ancient landscapes drawn for the author by Edward Vulliamy, tables, bibliog, index, original pictorialgilt cloth, with gilt dancing turtles on front cover, dj (short tear, lightly rubbed, price clipped), trifle foxed on edge, bookplate on endpaper, a bright fine copy in the seldom found dust jacket.

A detailed and useful account. This copy has the stamped signature of eminent garden writer, Anthony Huxley on the front endpaper.

US$21. bookID # 7418


SHOSTECK, Robert; Flowers and Plants; An International Lexicon with Biographical Notes. New York, Quadrangle, [1974], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xx, [i], 329 pp, hundreds of illustrations from drwgs, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine and clean copy.

A well-illustrated work covering a thousand or more plants that the gardener or nature walker in North America is likely to see, with details on each and most with an illustration.

US$3. bookID # 11575


SMITH, James Edward; An Introduction to Physiological and Systematical Botany. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814, third edition, 8vo [22 13.5 cm]; xxiii, 405, [i, ads for author's other books' pp, 15 finely engraved plates with 214 illus, index, contemporary full calf, gilt title lettering on spine label, front joint repaired, covers rubbed, edge wear, small signature on title, interior clean and fine in good covers.

Freeman 3460. Pritzel 8745. A popular work, first published in 1807 by the president of the Linnaean Society and a respected botanist.

US$25. bookID # 10170


SMITH, Sir James Edward; A Grammar of Botany, Illustrative of Artificial, as Well as Natural, Classification with an Explanation of Jussieu's System; to which is added, a Reduction of all Genera of North American Plants. . . by Henry Muhlenberg. New York, James V. Seaman, 1822, First American edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xvi, 284 pp, 21 lithographed plates of which 18 are finely hand-colored, index, contemporary full leather, professionally rebacked preserving the original gilt-decorated spine & gilt title lettering, gilt-ruled covers, lightly foxed on some pages, heavier on endpaper, plates clean & bright, very good, tight copy, unmarked.

The book was first published in London in 1821. Freeman 3461. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 291. This is the first US edition and the first book published in the United States with lithographed plates and the first with colored plates, and thus a cornerstone of any collection of American publishing history. The plates, each with several to many figures, are nicely colored, each plate with descriptive table.

US$450. bookID # 13698


SOON, Teoh Eng; Orchids of Asia. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Times Books International, [1995], , 4to [28.5 x 20 cm]; ix, 317 pp, over 250 color illustrations from photos and early sources, 45 line drwgs, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, very slight wear to spine edge), interior fresh and clean, near fine copy.

First edition was published in 1980 as 'Asian Orchids' but this second edition is expanded with the addition of three new chapters including commercial orchid farming, handling cut flowers and the use of orchids as medicine, aphrodisiac and food, and the other chapters have been revised and updated. Half the photographs are new. Beautifully illustrated.

US$22. bookID # 12245


SPRUCE, Richard; A Collection of Nine of His Papers including Notes of a Visit to the Cinchona Forests on the Quitenian Andes; Expedition to Procure Seeds & Plants of the Cinchona; the Mountains of Llanganati. . . Quitonian Andes, etc. various places, several journals, as listed below`, 1844-1864, First editions, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; includes 9 original papers by Spruce, folding partly colored map, plate of Utricularia Peltata, Spruce, from Linn. Society Journal Botany Vol. IV, 1845, contemporary half calf, with gilt title lettering 'Opuscula; R. S.' on leather spine label, marbled boards rubbed, contents of papers listed hand-written on endpaper, initials RS in ink on margin of first paper, marginal notes & corrections, very good.

The papers by Richard Spruce included here are: The Musci and Hepaticae of Teesdale, Trans. Bot. Society of Edinburgh, 1844 (pp 65-89); On Several Mosses new to the British Flora, London Journal of Botany, 1845 (pp1-27); On Five New Plants from Eastern Peru, Linnaean Society, 1859 (pp191-204); On the Mode of Branching of Some Amazon Trees, Linn. Soc., 1861, (pp 3-51); Notes of a Visit to the Cinchona Forests on the Western slope of the Quiteian Andes, Linn Journal, 1859, (176-192); On the Mountains of Llanganati in the Eastern Cordillera of the Quitonian Andes, offprint (?, or possibly earlier printing, has a few hand corrections) from Royal Geographical Society of London, 1861 (1-21, with folding engraved map, partly colored showing his routes); On the River Purus, a Tributary of the Amazon, no publisher stated, June 13, 1864 (1-13); Notes on the Valleys of Piura and Chira in Northern Peru and on the Cultivation of Cotton Therein, London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1864 (pp 1-81). In addition there is only part of his paper, Report on the Expedition to Procure Seeds and Plants of the Cinchona Succirubra, or Red Bark Tree, London 1861, pages 85-112 only, the rest being removed but pages 104-111 being a note by Spruce on Cinchona Succirubra, Pavon and allied species, dated 1861 and pages 111-112 being a note by Clements R. Markham , respected author who wrote two books on obtaining Cinchona seeds and plants for planting in India to develop a

US$2000. bookID # 12291


ST. JOHN, Harold; A Botanical Exploration of the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence Including an Annotated List of the Species of Vascular Plants. Ottawa, Canada Department of Mines, Victoria Memorial Museum, 1922, First edition, 8vo [25 x 16.5 cm]; [ii], iii, 130 pp, 6 plates including frontis from photos, 2 folding colored maps in rear pocket, index, original heavy paper printed wraps, signature in upper title margin, few penciled notes in margin, spine a bit chipped, very good.

Published as memoir 126, biological series. The work includes the geology, physiography, climate, history of botanical exploration, oxylophytes, calcicoles, glossary of terms, species, bibliography, list of new species and varieties, taxonomic revisions, etc.

US$22. bookID # 12885


STEARN, William T.; Botanical Masters; Plant Portraits by Contemporary Artists. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Prentice Hall Editions, [1990], First edition, 4to [29 x 22 cm]; 160 pp, 56 fine color plates, other illustrations in text, bibliog, brief biographies of artist, index of plants, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, dj (tear on front panel repaired, not price clipped), fine in good jacket.

Published in Britain as 'Flower Artists of Kew', the respected and renowned author, gives a good introduction, as well as a description for each plate, and demonstrates that the botanical artists of today can compete with the best artists of the past. Includes artists such as Margaret Mee, Mary Grierson, Ann Farrer, Valerie Price, Margaret Stones, etc, and with descriptions of the great earlier artists such as William Jackson Hooker, Walter Hood Fitch, Redoute, etc, Kew Gardens, early engraving and woodcut illustrations, and other topics.

US$5. bookID # 13085


STEP, Edward; Wayside and Woodland Trees; a Guide to the British Sylva. London & New York, Frederick Warne & Co, 1953, reprint, sm 8vo; xxxviii, 186pp, illus, plates, including color, original pictorial gilt cloth, fine.

US$2. bookID # 418


STEWART, J. (text), E. F. Hennessy (illus); Orchids of Africa; A Select Review. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, [1981], First American Edition, 4to [35 x 26 cm]; xii, 159 pp, color frontis, 50 fine color plates from Hennessy's paintings, 8 pages of figure, bibliog, glossary, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, near fine, clean and unmarked in dj (slight shelf wear, not price clipped).

Few artists have captured orchids as has Hennessy. The text covers orchids in Africa, habits, details of plants and flowers, pollination, seeds and is useful for cultivation purposes.

US$15. bookID # 12694


TEA, ; Patents for Inventions, Abridgments of Specifications, Class 129, Tea, Coffee, Cocoa and Like Beverages, Period 1855-1866 and 1877-1930. London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1893-1934, , ~, original printed wraps, some covers chipped, few covers loose, all parts clean, unmarked, overall very good.

With the exception of the period 1867 to 1876, a very good run of this scarce series from 1855 to 1934, with very detailed illustrations of each machine, utensil, apparatus, gadget or device. The subject matter includes the manufacture and preparation of coffee, cocoa, tea, but also related beverages such as chicory, herbal tea, substitutes for coffee, tea and cocoa, infusions, extracting of caffeine, etc. A remarkable reference filled with ideas for anyone interested in beverages.

US$400. bookID # 11151


THOMAS, Graham Stuart; The Complete Flower Paintings & Drawings of Graham Stuart Thomas, With an Essay and Notes by the Artist. London, Thames and Hudson, [1987], First edition, first printing, 4to [31.5 x 26 cm]; xxiv, 184 pp, frontis, 57 fine color plates from paintings, 170 illustrations, map of hardiness zones for Canada and USA, original cloth, gilt cover design, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (not clipped), fine, clean, unmarked.

Stuart, one of the most influential gardeners of the twentieth century, winner of numerous awards including an O. B. E., as well as a talented artist who paints from in-depth knowledge of the plants, here presents his excellent paintings especially of perennials, shrubs, roses and other flowers. The appendices list his principal works, the plants he introduced or promoted, his writings and illustrations, books, journals, hardiness zones in the US and Canada for the plants he illustrated, etc. There is also an essay, "An American Perspective on the Artist's Work" by James J. White and the author's essay on flowers and flower painting. A most attractive large format production.

US$22. bookID # 13382


THOMPSON, H. Stuart; Sub-Alpine Plants, or Flowers of the Swiss Woods and Meadows. London, George Routledge & Sons, 1912, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xv, 325, [i, ads] pp, 33 color plates from paintings by noted alpine artist George Flemwell, index, original green pictorial cloth, with gilt floral picture on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, lightly rubbed at lower edge, minor foxing on a few leaves, but overall clean, near fine copy.

A comprehensive and more detailed description of plants found at lower altitudes than are treated in most books on alpine plants with excellent illustrations of individual plants and of scenes.

US$12. bookID # 7343


THORNTON, Robert John; A New Family Herbal; or Popular Account of the Nature and Properties of the Various Plants used in Medicine, Diet and the Arts. London, Richard Phillips, 1810, First edition, thick 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xvi, 901, [i, publisher's ads] pp, 283 wood engravings, engraved by Thomas Bewick, orig marbled boards with later leather spine, gilt-ruled and gilt spine title lettering, lightly rubbed, armorial engraved bookplate of P. C. D. Mundy, light stain in outer corner of last 10 leaves else a clean and crisp copy, fine in handsome binding, w.

The book is notable for its Bewick wood engravings and, of course, for its author who wrote several books on related topics including the famous Temple of Flora. A rich source work with much on coffee, tea, Peruvian bark (cinchona for malaria treatment), poppies, and hundreds of others, each entry with description, illustration, history, preparations or uses, etc. This copy without the usual browning and foxing. Nissen 1954. Pritzel 9238. Plesch 743.

US$410. bookID # 11778


THUNBERG, Carl Peter; Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, forrattad Aren 1770-1779 [Travels in Europe, Africa and Asia between the years 1770 and 1779. Upsala, Joh. Edman, 1788-1793, First editions of each volume, text in Swedish, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; 4 volumes, [xxvi], 389, [i]; [xxxii], 384; [xiv], 286, 289-389, 400-414; [xxxvi], 285, 288-341 pp, irregular pagination but text complete as issued, 11 plates, mostly folding (3 supplied in photocopy only, loose), index, contemporary half calf and boards, joints rubbed, two spine ends chipped, text generally fresh with only few light stains, gilt spine lettering rubbed with some loss, very good set.

The first edition of one of the most celebrated botanical travel works of the 18th century, an account of the author's pioneering botanical research in Cape Province in South Africa, Java, Japan and in Ceylon. He spent some three years in South Africa, with several trips into the interior, this being the subject of the first volume and half of the second. DSB XIII, 391: 'contains material of great ethnographic interest'. Mendelssohn IV, 499: 'his botanical notes are of special value'. Cleveland Herbal and Botanical Collection 588. Cox i, 343: 'These travels relating to Japan are exceedingly valuable with respect to the natural history'. Cordier Japonica 446. He later wrote the famous Flora Japonica, a primary source.

US$420. bookID # 7995


THUNBERG, Charles Peter; Travels in Europe, Africa and Asia between the years 1770 and 1779. London, W. Richardson, J. Egerton, 1795-1796, third edition, the first edition was printed 1793-1795, 12mo [19.5 x 12 cm]; 4 volumes, xii, 317, [xviii]; [xiv], 316; [xvi]; 31, 285, xv; xix, [ii], 293, [xiv, index], [i, ad] pp, 11 plates, including folding, frontis, indexes, contemporary calf, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, gilt spine decorations, edges rubbed, light wear, few outer margins with light stain, several pages of index of volume II misbound but complete, very good complete set.

A complete set of one of the most celebrated travel works of the 18th century, an account of the author's pioneering botanical research in Cape Province in South Africa, Java, Japan and in Ceylon. The author provides observations and insights into the customs, society, economy, etc of the countries he visited, but being a student of Linnaeas and a botanist provides useful information on plants, natural history and agriculture as well. He spent some three years in South Africa, with several trips into the interior, this being the subject of the first volume and half of the second. DSB XIII, 391: 'contains material of great ethnographic interest'. Mendelssohn IV, 499: 'his botanical notes are of special value'. Cleveland Herbal and Botanical Collection 588. Cox i, 343: 'These travels relating to Japan are exceedingly valuable with respect to the natural history'. Cordier Japonica 446. He later wrote the famous Flora Japonica, a primary source. This first edition was published in 1793 in three volumes with the fourth volume published in 1795. This edition has been corrected and contains the same plates as the first edition.

US$1250. bookID # 13258


TORREY, John; A Flora of the State of New York; Comprising Full Descriptions of all the Indigenous and Naturalized Plants hitherto Discovered in the State, with Remarks on their Economical & Medicinal Properties. Albany, Carroll and Cook, Printers to the Assembly, 1843, First Edition, 4to [28.5 x 23.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 484; [iii], 572pp, 163 hand-colored lithograph plates, one folding, one leaf has two plates, extra engraved titles, all plates present, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, endpapers & edges, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, lightly rubbed, a title page corner removed not affecting lettering, bookplate removed, faint spine number, interior fine & clean, handsome set.

Nissen 1973. Bennett p 106. Pritzel 9407. There was also a more common issue with uncolored plates. Only 300 copies with colored plates were printed. An important and impressive work, there being few botanical books published in the 19th century in North America with fine colored plates. The lithographs were by Endicott after drawings by Agnes Mitchell, Eliz. Paoley and Swinton.

US$1200. bookID # 11666


VALDIVIESO, Pedro Ortiz, Alfonso Martinez, Guillermo Misas Urreta; Orchideas ornamentes de Colombia; Ornamental Orchids of Colombia. Bogot , Carlos Valencia Editories, 1982, , 4to [29 x 21 cm]; 171 pp, 243 colored illustrations from photos on plates, full page map, partly colored showing regions, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj, endpaper name erased, near fine and clean.

In both English and Spanish, the work describes 243 species in detail including ecology, geographic distribution, temperature requirements, flowering season, classification, etc. Many of these grow in other parts of south and central America.

US$35. bookID # 12793


VARESCHI, Volkmra and Ernst Krause; Mountains in Flower. London, Lindsay Drummond, [1942], , large 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; [vi], 159 pp, color frontis, 72 illustrations from photos by Ernst Krause, other illustrations from drwgs, original blue cloth, gilt title lettering, dj (old repairs, chipped), very good in fair dj.

A good work on alpines of various types, including orchids.

US$2. bookID # 9923


VESELOVSKAYA, M. A.; The Poppy; Its Classification and Importance as an Oleiferous Crop. Washington, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, 1976, First edition in English, translated from the Russian first edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; viii, 200 pp, about 60 illus, maps, tables including large folding table, bibliog, original red cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine a bit rubbed), fine, clean and unmarked copy in very good dj.

A detailed study, including history and distribution of the poppy, variability in characteristics, ecological and geographical differences of species, classification, regional distribution in former USSR, etc.

US$35. bookID # 9198


WAKEFIELD, Elsie M.; R. W. G. Dennis; Common British Fungi; A Guide to the More Common Larger Baidiomycetes of the British Isles. Surrey, Saiga Publishing Co, 1981, Second edition, revised in light of recent developments, large 8vo [25.5 x 17 cm]; viii, 216 pp, illus, 111 color plates from paintings, illustrations in text, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj, clean & fine.

An updated version of this classic, originally published in 1930, with most attractive plates. Each species is described in detail.

US$3. bookID # 6637


WALDEN, Beryl M. (paintings), Shiu Ying Hu (text), foreword by Noel Maclehose; Wild Flowers of Hong Kong Around the Year; Paintings of 255 Flowering Plants from Living Specimens. Hong Kong, Sino-American Publishing Company, 1977, First Edition, 4to [27 x 22 cm]; 83 pp, colored frontis, 83 color plates, glossary, lists of flowers by month, index, text in English but Introduction also in Chinese, names of plants in English and Chinese, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (slight crease), light stains on few pages, very good.

This is the first comprehensive collection of paintings of Hong Kong flowering plants. The paintings are arranged by season and are most attractive. It dispels the myth that Hong Kong is only an urban area.

US$15. bookID # 3854


WALTON, George Lincoln; Practical Guide to the Wild Flowers and Fruits. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1909, First Edition, 8vo; 228 pp, frontis, illus, 2 color plates with letterpress on transparent sheets, original cloth, gilt lettering, edgewear, frontis with wear in margin,small stain at foot of spine, good.

The flowers and fruits are organized by color with an overall index.

US$2. bookID # 1770


WALTON, George Lincoln; Practical Guide to the Wild Flowers and Fruits. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1909, First Edition, 8vo; 228pp, frontis, illus, original cloth, spine ends bit rubbed, front hinge re-enforced with tape, very good.

US$3. bookID # 433


WAMPLER, Maryrose (paintings); Fred Wampler (text); Wildflowers of Indiana. Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, [1988], First Edition, folio; xx, 177 pp, 80 fine color plates, glossary, bibliog, original cloth, dj, fine.

A fine work by the premier botanical artist of the region.

US$15. bookID # 5950


WHIPPLE, A. W., J. C. Ives, J. M. Bigelow, George Englemann, etc; Reports of Exploration and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the Direction of the Secretary of War in 1853-4, volume IV. Washington, House of Representatives, 1856, First edition, House issue, 4to [30 x 24 cm]; vii, 193; 288 pp, 59 lithographed and engraved botanical plates (complete), including 24 of cactii, 10 of mosses, index to each part, large folding hand colored chart showing vegetation cross-sections, later cloth with printed title label on spine, light stain on margin of title, but overall clean, solid very good condition.

Hasse 62. The surveys to produce a national railroad provided some of the most important natural history, geographical and ethnological information that has ever been made available and resulted in the important 12 volume set, of which this is volume IV, complete in itself. It consists of a report on the botany of the expedition, soil and productions along the route by J. M. Bigelow, cactaceae by George Englemann and J. M. Bigelow, descriptions by famous botanist John Torrey, mosses by W. S. Sullivant. and report on the zoology of the expedition. Wagner Camp Becker 263a.

US$220. bookID # 8980


WOOSTER, David; Alpine Plants; Figures and Descriptions of Some of the Most Striking and Beautiful of the Alpine Flowers. London, Bell and Daldy; George Bell & Sons, 1872-1874, First edition of each volume, 4to [25.5 x 17.5 cm]; 2 volumes, viii, 152; [iii], 140 pp, 108 colored lithographed plates (chromolithographs), each with tissue guard, general index, systematic index, orig pictorial cloth, elaborate decoration in gilt & black on front covers & spines, front coves with mounted oval color plate as issued, all edges gilted, about 20 plates in volume II with dampstain, mostly marginal, light edge rubbing, else near fine.

The attractive plates, several of which are of lady's slipper orchids, were printed by Fawcett of Driffield from paintings by Lydon. The two volumes constitute the complete set, each volume being issued separately, the first volume being successful it was decided to issue a second series, which is why most sets found are with the second edition of the first volume. Nissen 2186. British Museum Natural History 2361. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 346. Jackson 119. Horticultural Society of New York 238.

US$220. bookID # 12580


ZWINGER, Ann and Beatrice E. Willard; Land Above the Trees; A Guide to American Alpine Tundra. New York, Harper & Row, [1972], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xviii, 489 pp, profusely illustrated with color photos on plates and drawings by author, map endpapers, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, short tear), light crease in outer margin, else fine, clean and unmarked in very good+ dj.

Mainly pertaining to the western US but also includes New England and northern New York, the authors describe thousands of species of alpine flora in some detail with excellent illustrations. A comprehensive list of about 60 pages includes a table with color, bloom, community, distribution of each species.

US$3. bookID # 11769


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