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Methods in the Art of Taxidermy

by Davie, Oliver; Theodore Jasper M.D. (ills)

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Published
1894
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A beautiful copy
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Columbus: Hann & Adair, 1894. Hardcover. A beautiful copy. The subscription edition of this volume describing all aspects of taxidermy from tools to mounting to care of finished specimens. Royal 8vo, 150pp, 8pp index, 13pp subscribers, 90 b&w plates, marbled endpapers. Brown 3/4 leather and brown cloth, 6 compartments on spine with gilt title and rules.… Read more
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Wild Flowers of New York

by House, Homer D.

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Published
1920
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Good +
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$75.00

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Albany: The University of the State of New York, 1920. Hardcover. Good +. The University of the State of New York, State Museum, John M. Clarke, Director, Memoir 15. 4to; 2 Parts:185pp; 187-362. Profusely illustrated, full page color photographs (264 plates). Publisher's original dark blue cloth, with gilt title at spine. Spine tips and corners… Read more
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Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening

by Repton, Humphry

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Published
1980
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Fine
ISBN
9780714821825
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Oxford: Phaidon, 1980. Hardcover. Fine. Humphry Repton was the last great English landscape designer of the 18th century, often regarded as the successor to Capability Brown; he also sowed the seeds of the more intricate and eclectic styles of the 19th century. A facsimile of the 1803 edition published in London by T. Bensley for J. Taylor. The… Read more
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Breadfruit Engraving from Cook's first voyage

by Cook, James

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Published
1773
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London: Strahan & Cadell, 1773. Copper engraving , folded, printed on watermarked paper . Impression size 12 ins x 14 ins. The work of John Frederick Miller (fl.1759-1794), the artist was employed by Joseph Banks to make drawings of some of the specimens collected on Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in the Endeavour. This image appeared… Read more
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The Old English Herbals. Limited Edition

by Rohde, Eleanour

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Published
1972
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Fine in find dj
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Limited to 500 copies
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$30.00

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London: Minerva Press, 1972. Limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Fine in find dj. Discusses the early English herbal books - a neglected branch of garden literature. First printed in 1922, this is a handsome facsimile reprint limited to 500 copies. 8vo, 243pp, col. & b&w plts. Orig. gilt buckram.
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Salictum Woburnense: or, a Catalogue of Willows Indigenous and Foreign in the Collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey

by Forbes, James

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Published
1829
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Fine
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Limited edition, one of 50 copies
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$12,000.00

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London: Privately Printed, 1829. Limited edition, one of 50 copies. Hardcover. Fine. A fine copy of this rare and beautifully illustrated botanical work on willows. The full page plates depict the willows in this famous garden, the "Willow Ground" , at the family seat of the Duke of Bedford. The garden boasts a collection of over… Read more
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Histoire physique, naturelle et politique de Madagascar. Volume Vol. XXVIII. Tome II, Atlas, Part I, Histoire Naturelle des Plantes. Atlas (plates)

by Baillon, Henri, E. Drake del Castillo; Alfred Grandidier ed

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Published
1886
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Very good overall
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Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, 1886. Wraps. Very good overall. 130 magnificent aquatint plates of the plants of Madagascar. All the plates are bright and clean. Sold as a collection of plates. Plate 1 slightly dusty, otherwise bright and clean. These are detailed plates of Madagascar plant species currently facing a wave of extinction due… Read more
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A Flora of the State of New-York, in Two Volumes Volumes I & II

by Torrey, John

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Published
1843
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Good + condition
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Albany: Carroll and Cook, 1843. Hardcover. Good + condition. Two volume set, in the original publisher's cloth, with 161 full page botanical plates. Torrey was commissioned to write a Flora of New York state as part of the New York natural history survey. Completed in 1843 and is an incomparable state flora. 4to, xii, 1056… Read more
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London: G. Henderson, 1837. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Full collection of the engravings from the four volume atlas, neatly trimmed just outside the margin (retains all printed text) and beautifully laid out in an album complete with the title page. A total of 432 plates from Mammalia & Birds, Reptiles & Fishes, Mollusca and Insecta… Read more
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine, with 6 color engravings. Third Series, No. 81, Vol. VII

by Hooker, Sir W. J; John Smith

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Published
1851
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Very good condition
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London: Reeve and Benham, 1851. Wraps. Very good condition. Complete single issue illustrated with 6 hand colored engraved plates, with 2 pages of descriptive text. Two noteworthy color plates are: Dr. Hooker's Chrysobactron, "detected on Lord Auckland's Islands", and recorded in 'Flora Antarctica' (Tab. 4602); and The Elegant Water Lily, discovered in New Mexico by… Read more
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Our Wild Flowers - 6 hand colored engravings

by Meredith, Louisa Anne (nee Twamley)

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Published
1839
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London: Charles Tilt, 1839. Six engravings of English flowers published in Our Wild Flowers. Two have black ink on upper right corner. 4 5/8 x 7 3/8". Meredith is a well-known botanical artist who illustrated this book before she migrated to Australia (1839) where she drew fascinating flora & insects with a beautifully composed Victorian sensibility. Meredith continued… Read more
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"George Shaw, MD, FRS. Author of General Zoology". Engraved portrait

by Thornton, Robert John

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Published
1810
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Very good overall
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London, 1810. Very good overall. A fine engraved head and shoulders portrait of Dr. George Shaw, in an oval with flowers above. With a vignette below, "Back View of the British Museum", showing the facade of the grand building in its park. Engraved by Holt after a painting by R. A. Russell. Sheet size, 12… Read more
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"William Withering, MD, FRS. Fellow of the Linnean Society". Engraved portrait

by Thornton, Robert John

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Published
1810
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Very good overall
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London, 1810. Very good overall. A fine engraved head and shoulders portrait of William Withering, in an oval with flowers above. With a vignette below, "Dr. Withering analyzing the Queen's Bath at the request of the Court of Portugal". Engraved by Ridley after a portrait by Breda. Sheet size, 12 3/4 x 18 1/4". Scattered… Read more
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"William Curtis, FLS. Author of the Flora Londinensis". Engraved portrait

by Thornton, Robert John

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Published
1810
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Very good overall
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London, 1810. Very good overall. A fine engraved head and shoulders portrait of William Curtis, in an oval with flowers above. With a vignette below, "The Frontispiece to Mr. Curtis' Flora Londinensis". Engraved by Evans. Sheet size, 12 3/4 x 18 1/4". Scattered fox spotting in three margins.
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"Charles Bonnet, FRS. Author of the Contemplation of Nature". Engraved portrait

by Thornton, Robert John

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Published
1810
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Very good overall
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London, 1810. Very good overall. A fine engraved half portrait of Charles Bonnet, in an oval with an elaborately engraved chain surrounding the portrait, each link of which is engraved with a different species, and titled "The Chain of Nature". Engraved by Caldwall. Sheet size, 12 3/4 x 18 1/4". Scattered fox spotting in three… Read more
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"The Rev'd Dr. Colin Milne, FRS. Author of the Botanical Dictionary". Engraved portrait

by Thornton, Robert John

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Published
1810
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Very good overall
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London, 1810. Very good overall. A fine engraved head and shoulders portrait of Dr. Colin Milne, in an oval with flowers above. With a vignette below, "A View of Greenwich Hospital", showing the facades of the complex along the Thames. Engraved by Holt after a painting by R. A. Russell. Sheet size, 12 3/4 x… Read more
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"Sir John Hill, M. D. Knight of the Polar Star. First Superintendant of the Royal Gardens at Kew". Engraved portrait

by Thornton, Robert John

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Published
1810
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Very good condition
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London, 1810. Very good condition. A fine engraved head and shoulders portrait of Sir John Hill, in an oval with lilies above. With a vignette below, "A View of the Royal Palace in Kew Gardens", showing the facade of the impressive building. Engraved by Vendramini after a painting by Francis Coates. Sheet size, 12 3/4… Read more
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The Blue Passion Flower. Mezzotint

by Thornton, Dr. Robert John

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Published
1811
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Very good overall
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1811. Very good overall. From the small folio "Lottery" edition of The Temple of Flora, the stunning tropical climbing plant is depicted against the trunk of a large tree, with many open and partially opened flowers with white outer petals and pale and dark blue centers. Accompanied by the printed text sheet. … Read more
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Boomen, uit Nieuhof en Boim. Copper engraving

by [China; Lychee; Cotton] Van der Schley, J.

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Published
1767
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Very good condition
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Paris, 1767. Very good condition. Botanical engraving showing 4 trees, including a Chinese lychee tree at the lower right, a jackfruit tree and two types of cotton tree. Lychees attracted European attention as early as the 16th century when Spanish priests visiting China praised the fruit. With the additional caption at the top: Deux Sortes de… Read more
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24 Portraits of the Founding Fathers of Botanical Study

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Published
1850
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Very good condition
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1850. Very good condition. An archive of portraits of the founding fathers of botany, including Dodoens, Leeuwenhoek, Grew, Hill, Aldrovandi, Smith, Desfontaines, Palisot, Gessner, Everard, Bonnet, Banks, Buffon, Gray, Evelyn, Linnaeus, Cuvier, Klein, Clusius, and Agassiz. 1. Rembert Dodoens (born Rembert Van Joenckema, 1517 - 1585) was a Flemish physician and botanist. Rembert Dodoens (Rembertus Dodonaeus)… Read more
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