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British Wild Flowers

by Mrs Loudon

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Published
1859
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Good
Edition
3rd Edition
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$649.15

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LONDON: James Nelson & Co, 1859 A good copy of the 3rd edition in the original decorative cloth binding, with 60 hand coloured plates. The binding has a gilt plant to the front board with blind stamped decoration to both boards. The spine has gilt decoration and titles. There is uneven fading to the boards and the spine is faded… Read more
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The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by select specimens of foreign and indigenous plants

by Richard Duppa

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Published
1816
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$2,610.72

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 A very good 3 volume set in part contemporary half leather binding with 240 plates of which 237 are hand coloured. Duppa (1770-1831) was draughtsman and writer who authored a wide range of works. The bindings have newer spines with raised bands and author and title labels. The boards are marbled and… Read more
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image of The useful plants of Great Britain: a treatise upon the principal native vegetables capable of application as food, medicine, or in the arts and manufactures

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LONDON: William Kent & Co.,, 1862 A very good copy in original green decorative cloth binding with gilt titles and decoration to the spine and front board and blind-stamped decoration to the back board. With hand coloured frontispiece and 24 further colour plates by John E Sowerby. The binding is bright and clean with light wear to edges and corners.… Read more
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$225.79
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An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus Vols I & II

by John Miller

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Published
1779
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$1,270.08

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London: Published as the Act directs & Sold at the Author's House in Dorset Court near Parliament, 1779 A very good set in largely contemporary full leather bindings with 191 plates. Vol I is dated 1779; Vol II has a different title: 'An Illustration of the Termini Botanici of Linnaeus' and is dated 1789, but they are separate parts of… Read more
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An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus Vols I & II

by John Miller

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Published
1794
Condition
Good
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$705.60

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London: Published as the Act directs & Sold at the Author's House in Dorset Court near Parliament, 1794 A good set in largely contemporary full leather bindings with 190 of 191 plates. Vol I is dated 1794; Vol II has a different title: 'An Illustration of the Termini Botanici of Linnaeus' and is dated 1789, but they are separate parts… Read more
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image of Profitable Plants; A Description of the principal articles of vegetable origin used for Food, Clothing, Tanning, Dyeing, Building, Medicine, Perfumery, etc

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London: George Routledge and Sons A very good to near fine copy of Profitable Plants, which was originally published under the title Popular Economic Botany by Lovell Reeve as part of their Popular Natural History series. It is undated but probably circa 1865 and is unusual in retaining the original decorative spine design from the Popular Natural History series. It… Read more
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$141.12
image of Catalogus Stirpium, &c. or, A Catalogue of Plants Naturally growing and commonly cultivated in divers Parts of England, More especially about Nottingham....

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London : Printed for the author by G Ayscough, and sold by C Rivington, 1738 A fair copy in contemporary full leather binding. The binding is complete but with front board detached, back board beginning to split at spine, and spine lacking some surface leather. Contents, however, are in very good clean condition. An extremely scarce early local flora. The… Read more
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image of A Flora of Shetland; comprehending a list of the flowering and cryptogamic plants of the Shetland Islands, with remarks on their topography, geology, and climate &c &c

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Aberdeen: Geo Clark and Son, 1845 An extremely scarce original copy of Edmondston's Shetland flora. Thomas Edmonston produced his first list of Shetland plants when he was 11 years old and had the good fortune to be able to discuss and share it with Joseph Hooker. He expanded the list and produced this work when he was 20 years old.… Read more
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The Flowering Plants, Grasses, Sedges & Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies, the Club Mosses, Horsetails, &c. 4 Vols

by Anne Pratt, Edward Step

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Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
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$423.36

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London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co, 1905 A very good copy of the 4 volume set, in the original art nouveau style decorative cloth bindings with 318 colour plates and 5 plain plates. Top page edges gilt. This is a later edition of Anne Pratt's work, extensively revised by Edward Step and with colour plates reworked to ensure… Read more
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image of The Heathery; or a Monograph of The Genus Erica: containing coloured engravings, with Latin and English descriptions, dissections, etc, of all the known species of that extensive and distinguished tribe of plants

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London : Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1804 A good part set of the 1st edition of this rare and comprehensive work. This set consists of 252 hand coloured plates with their descriptions bound in 3 volumes, but, we have not been able to confirm that they are from Volumes I - V with 2 extra plates. According… Read more
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$1,058.40
image of Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and Intended to Serve as a Continuation of English Botany

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Edinburgh and London: Maclachlan & Stewart; Bladwin, Cradock & Joy, 1823 A very good copy in 6 volumes dating from 1823-1828, with 360 hand coloured plates. Robert Kaye Greville, 1794-1866, had medical training but an assured income allowed him to choose a more diverse life in science and art, and in his public work - where he became a leading… Read more
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The English Flower Garden, of Hardy and Half-Hardy Plants. With Ninety-three Figures, Beautifully Coloured from Nature.

by W Thompson

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Published
1855
Condition
Fair
Edition
2nd Edition
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$183.46

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London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co, 1855 A comparatively rare and well illustrated work. Classed as 'fair' because the original decorative cloth binding has been rebacked, replacing the spine and maintaining the original boards which are marked. The contents have been restitched. The binding is sound and tight, but not great to look at. Contents have occasional browning to plate and… Read more
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The Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 2nd Ser. Bot. Vol I, pt 3

by Frederick Currey, Alfred W Bennett, W A Leighton, Francis Darwin

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Published
1876
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$22.58

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London: Taylor and Francis for the Linnean Society, and Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1876 A very good copy of Vol I, pt 3 of the 2nd Series - Botany, in the original blue paper wrap. With papers on 'A collection of fungi made by Mr Sulpiz Kurz, [Calcultta]'; flower stalk growth (2 papers); new British Lichens; and 'the Hygroscopic… Read more
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The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun. With a General Account of Vegetation Founded thereon

by Nehemiah Grew

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Published
1672
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$917.28

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London: Printed for Spencer Hickman, Printer to the R. Society, at the Rose in S Pauls Church-Yard, 1672 A good to very good copy in new full leather binding. With 3 black and white folding plates at the rear. Nehemiah Grew is known as the 'Father of Plant Anatomy'. This book, the culmination of 6 years work, was first delivered… Read more
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image of Letters on the Elements of Botany. Addressed to a Lady. By the Celebrated J J Rousseau. Translated into English, with Notes and Twenty-Four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus. With Thirty-Eight Plates, with Explanations; intended to illustrate Linnaeus' System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany

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LONDON : John White, 1807 A very good copy of Rousseau's Letters translated and explained by Professor Thomas Martyn, 7th corrected and improved edition bound with Thirty-Eight plates, also by Thomas Martyn, 1794. In newer half leather binding with title label to spine and marbled boards. Page edges marbled. Letters is 503 pp plus index sections, with folding table outlining… Read more
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$536.26
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Popular History of the Palms and their Allies

by Berthold Seemann

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Published
1856
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$705.60

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London : Lovell Reeve, 1856 A very good to near fine copy of the rarest title in Lovell Reeve's Popular History series. Seemann was a botanist who made his name when he was appointed naturalist (on the recommendation of W J Hooker) to HMS Herald for the Kellett voyage of exploration to the American West Coast and Pacific. The series,… Read more
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British Wild Flowers

by Mrs Loudon

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Published
1846
Condition
Poor
Edition
2nd Edition
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$493.92

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LONDON: William S Orr & Co, 1846 A poor copy of this beautiful work with 60 hand coloured plates. Classed as poor because the title page is missing; the binding is poor - in marked plain cloth and beginning to detach; and there is a little marking internally. The pagination matches our other 2nd edition copy so this is presumed… Read more
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image of Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation

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LONDON: Groombridge and Sons A VG copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt plant pictures and titles to front board and spine, and blind stamped decoration to rear board. The boards have bevelled edges. This work is generally attributed to Shirley Hibberd. It is clear from the Preface that it contains work from a number of authors,… Read more
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Traite de la Culture des Pechers

by [Combles, Ch.J.De]

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Published
1750
Condition
Good
Edition
2nd Edition
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$155.23

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Paris, Rue S Jacques: Chez la Delaguette; Chez le Prieur, 1750 Second revised and enlarged edition of this popular work on the cultivation of peach trees. First published in 1745. Earliest French book entirely about the cultivation and management of peaches. In contemporary full leather binding with title label, raised bands and gilt compartments to spine. The binding is sound… Read more
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image of The Flowering Plants of Great Britain.[3 vols] together with The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain

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London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge A very nice set in original green decorative cloth bindings, aeg, with 316 colour printed tissue-guarded plates and 1 plain plate. The set is undated but looks to be mid 1800's from the binding style. Vols I-III are titled The Flowering Plants of Great Britain. Vol IV is separately titled, although in uniform binding,… Read more
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