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image of Curtis's Botanical Magazine, with 6 color engravings.   Third Series, No. 81, Vol. VII

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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Tankerville's Limodorum

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1812
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1812. Small folio aquatint and stipple engraving from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". From the small folio "Lottery" edition, the orchid is shown heavy with flower, with white outer petals and maroon and pink centers. The background shows a mountainscape with European looking steepled buildings. Reinagle Senr. R.A. pinx, Roffe,… Read more
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A Hand-Book to the Marsupialia and Montremata

by Lydekker, Richard

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Published
1896
Condition
Good + overall
Edition
First printing
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$75.00

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London: Edward Lloyd Ltd., 1896. First printing. Hardcover. Good + overall. Sml. 8vo, 320pp, 38 chromolithographic plates of marsupials. One of the "Lloyds Natural History Series, edited by R. Bowdler Sharpe. Well-known for handsome plates of kangaroos, wallabies, phalangers, bandicoots, Tasmanian tiger, opossums, platypus, etc. Original binding of quarter leather, buckram, spine lightly sunned o/w good plus condition.… Read more
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image of Pears, chromolithograph print -  an assortment including Deux Soeurs, Petite Marguierite, Duc de Nemours. From the Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe. Gold, green and red fruit print

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Belgium: Louis Van Houtte, 1865. Beautiful original double page color lithograph with descriptive page of text published in van Houtte's and Charles Lemaire's "Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe" in Brussels. The journal was comprised of 23 volumes published between 1845-1883. van Houtte [1810-1876] made a name for himself as a horticulturist and his 'Establishment Louis van… Read more
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image of Azalea Indica, color chromolithograph. From the Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe. White, red flower print

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Belgium: Louis Van Houtte, 1865. Very good condition. Original double page color lithograph published in van Houtte's and Charles Lemaire's "Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe. " in Brussels. The journal was comprised of 23 volumes published between 1845-1883. van Houtte [1810-1876] made a name for himself as a horticulturist and his 'Establishment Louis van Houtte'… Read more
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image of Azalea, Azalea Mollis Glabrior, color chromolithograph print. From the Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe

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Belgium: Louis Van Houtte, 1874. Very good condition. Original double paged color lithograph published in van Houtte's and Charles Lemaire's "Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe" in Brussels. The journal was comprised of 23 volumes published between 1845-1883. van Houtte [1810-1876] made a name for himself as a horticulturist and his 'Establishment Louis van Houtte' was… Read more
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Orchids of Australia

by Nicholls, W.H.

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Published
1951
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Very good
Edition
Limited edition
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$550.00

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Melbourne: Georgian House, 1951. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good. The colored plates of the original paintings are reproduced in a photographic process but have a very lithographic feeling. This was reprinted in 1969. Set number 428 of limited edition of 1030. Sml. folio, xxv, 96 plates with explanatory text, 1st edition, published in 4 parts, all published. … Read more
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Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers

by Smith,Jas. Alex. and Wm. Chas. Rowe (eds)

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Published
1913
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Good +
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Melbourne: VIE, 1913. Hardcover. Good +. Fire prevention + water supply for Melbourne (with observations on WA pipe). Vol. XIV. 199pp. B+w ills in text; 2 fold-out maps, 1 fold-out graphic. Dark red cloth. g+ cover corners bumped.
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The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque, A Poem

by [Combe, William] Dr. Syntax

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Published
1828
Edition
Fourth edition
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London: R. Ackermann, 1828. Fourth edition. Hardcover. The pious, henpecked clergyman was created by William Combe to accompany the wonderful colored comic illustrations by the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. His adventures are told in eight-syllabled verse in "The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax" (1812, 1820 and 1821). These were parodies of the popular books of picturesque travels of the day,… Read more
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The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants

by Loudon, Mrs. [Jane Webb]

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Published
1849
Edition
Second edition
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London: William S. Orr & Co., Amen Corner, 1849. Second edition. Hardcover. One of the more desirable of Mrs. Loudon's works, with the plates often combining different bulbous flowers into artistic arrangements. This copy holds 54 of the 58 issued plates LACKS 4 , with 1 plate damaged. Very slightly and uniformly tanned, but… Read more
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A Group of Carnations

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1803
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1803. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color, finished by hand of Dr. Thornton's landmark botanical work the "Temple of Flora". This handsome grouping of carnations stands in the foreground, with mountains, a classical building to the right, and trees in the left background and a dramatic sky above. First state… Read more
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The Nodding Renealmia

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1812
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1812. Small folio aquatint and stipple from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". From the small folio "Lottery" edition, the orchid is shown heavy with flower, with white outer petals and inner yellow & orange center. In the background is a mountainscape, a river and some palm trees. Faintly sunned.… Read more
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The Superb Lily

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1799
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1799. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". This stunning image depicts a majestic orange & yellow tinted lily in the foreground, with a background of mountains and cliffs. Reinagle, pinx., Earlom, sculp. 1st June 1799. Two different… Read more
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The Maggot-bearing Stapelia

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1801
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London: Dr. Thornton, Hinde Street, 1801. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". This is the 1st state of this print. This striking catus-like image shows the strong vertical fleshy leaves, with an open orangey bloom open in the center. The… Read more
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The Quadrangular Passion-flower

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1802
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1802. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". The spectacular open blooms of the passion flower are shown climbing a corinthian column, with a classical building in the right background. This is the 3rd State of the print, which… Read more
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The Indian Reed

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1804
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1804. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color and finished by hand from Dr. Thornton's landmark work the "Temple of Flora". A visual bold image, the plant with a striking spike of red flowers in the foreground, with a Chinese landscape with hills and a pagoda in the background. The 2nd State,… Read more
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Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

by Thornton, Dr

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Published
1799
Edition
First state
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London: Dr. Thornton, 1799. First state. Elephant folio aquatint, stipple and line, printed in color, finished by hand of Dr. Thornton's landmark botanical work the "Temple of Flora". This stunning image, in shades of aqua, green and scarlet, depicts the scarlet blossom of the huge sensitive plant being visited by two hummingbirds. In the background, a native stands… Read more
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image of The Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque. A Poem; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of a Wife. A Poem.  3 Volume set

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London: R. Ackermann, 1828. Fourth edition. Published in 1828, 1828 & 1823, all stated as fourth editions, despite the last "Tour" published in 1823. The pious, henpecked clergyman was created by William Combe to accompany the wonderful colored comic illustrations by the caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. His adventures are told in eight-syllabled verse in "The Three Tours… Read more
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Ornithology. Parrots. From the Naturalist's Library, edited by Sir William Jardine

by Selby, Prideaux John. Jardine , William

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Published
1836
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Very good condition
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Edinburgh: W.H. Lizars, 1836. Hardcover. Very good condition. 30 fine copper engravings of parrots with original hand color. Many parrots illustrated are Australian and are after Edward Lear including the Leadbeater cockatoo. 12mo, 187pp, 4, plus wraps, 36 pp adds with prospectus. Frontispiece portrait , color illustrated, engraved title & 30 fine hand colored steel engravings… Read more
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Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe, Volume XVI incomplete

by Van Houtte

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Published
1865
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Very good overall
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Belgium: Louis Van Houtte, 1865. Hardcover. Very good overall. A total of 47 color plates, 19 double page chromolithograph plates, 28 single page plates. Original prints in a partial volume for 1865-67, including 2 double page lilies; 1 double orchid; 1 double freesia & several double foliage prints and 2 single page crocus prints, 1 ranunculus, 1 lily,… Read more
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