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Rust, Smut, Mildew, & Mould. An Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Fungi
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Rust, Smut, Mildew, & Mould. An Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Fungi

By M C Cooke

London: Robert Hardwicke, 1865 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original green decorative cloth binding with 16 plates by J E Sowerby, 13 of which are hand coloured. The binding is bright and clean. The spine is cocked to the front and there is some chipping to the top edge, and pulling to the bottom. Corners bumped. The original brown endpapers with printed adverts are present. There is a signature dated 1865 to the half title page. Contents in good/very good clean condition. The stitching is slightly wobbly and is visible at pp 48 and 64. Publisher's catalogue at the rear.

$58.35

A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi
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A Plain and Easy Account of British Fungi

By M C Cooke

LONDON: Robert Hardwicke, 1866 New and Revised edition of M C Cooke's classic work on British Fungi in decorative green cloth binding with gilt titles and a gilt picture of a mushroom on the front board. With hand coloured vignette title page and 23 other hand coloured plates of mushrooms. The binding is very bright and clean. There is slight pulling to the spine and slight bumping to corners. The original endpapers are present with a pasted ownership label to the front pastedown. There are 2 further ownership signatures: to the verso of the fep and to the verso of the frontispiece. The contents are in very good clean condition. There is a little marking to the side margin at pages 1-9. The stitching is a little wobbly and visible at times. Page 68 has been poorly opened and there is small tearing at the top margin. Catalogue at the rear.

$58.35

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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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

By Robert Kaye Greville

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 voice against slavery. He published his Scottish Cryptogamic Flora in monthly parts, intending it to complete the catalogue of flora in Smith and Sowerby's English Botany. He drew all the specimens himself and these drawings together with the detailed text, form a comprehensive picture of the scottish cryptogamic flora as it was in the early nineteenth century. This copy is in contemporary marbled boards with cloth spines that have been rebacked and had new title labels. The binding is possibly a publisher's one. The boards have general wear but the bindings are sound. New endpapers have been added. Each volume has a half title and title page, text (numbered on recto only) and 60 plates, and index. Vol I has a dedication and advertisement; Vol IV has an index to the first 4 volumes; and Vol VI has a synopsis and full index (82pp) at the end of the volume. Vol VI is notable for the gold leaf used on the 37th plate. There is a bill of sale from Wheldon and Wesley dated 1986 loose in Vol VI. The contents are in very good clean condition with beautifully coloured plates. There are no tissue-guards so there is offsetting from strongly coloured images to the text and slight offsetting of text to a few plates in Vol II. Occasional slgiht darkening to top margin in Vol IV.

$3646.75

Flore Iconographique des Champignons du Congo. Fascicules 9-17
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Flore Iconographique des Champignons du Congo. Fascicules 9-17

By Walter Robyns [editor]

Bruxelles: Ministere de L'Agriculture - Jardin Botanique de L'Etat, 1960 A bound collection of 9 scientific papers (numbers 9-17), forming the second half of a major study on the Congo mushroom flora. In stout library-style binding with gilt lettering to spine. The original paper wraps for each part are bound in and there is the index for the whole work at the rear. With numerous colour plate illustrations. The binding is in very good condition with a little rubbing/bumping to corners. Internally there are a couple of small signatures to endpapers. One of the wraps has been repaired. Otherwise the contents are in near fine condition.

$87.52

The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain, and their allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails
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The Grasses, Sedges and Ferns of Great Britain, and their allies the Club Mosses, Pepperworts and Horsetails

By Anne Pratt

LONDON AND NEW YORK: FREDERICK WARNE & CO., 1889 A good copy of this extract from the author's major work on British Flora issued as a single volume. In the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt decoration and titles to the front board, and gilt titles to the spine. Top page edges gilt. With the original black endpapers. The book is in 2 sections with the first covering Grasses and Sedges. This includes 33 colour printed plates including the frontispiece and runs to 62 pp. The second section covers the ferns etc, is 78 pages and has 41 colour printed plates and numerous black and white illustrations in the text. The binding has some darkening to the spine which has pulling top and bottom. There is some wear to joints and corners, but overall the binding is clean and with bright gilt decoration. There is a small signature on the reverse of the fep. The contents are generally clean and the plates overall are very bright but without tissue guards. Some of the text pages are smaller than the plate pages so some edges to the plates have wear. This does not generally affect the image. There is occasional browning.

$116.70

COMMON BRITISH FUNGI
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COMMON BRITISH FUNGI

By E M WAKEFIELD AND R W G DENNIS

England: Saiga Publishing Company., 1981 A near fine copy of the second revised edition with numerous full page colour plates of fungi as called for. An excellent guide to identifying common fungi. The dustwrapper is complete but with some crinkling at the top in particular and at the bottom. It is in a removable protective wrap. The cloth binding and contents are in near fine clean condition.

$21.88

A Treatise on the Esculent Funguses of England
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A Treatise on the Esculent Funguses of England

By Charles David Badham

Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London: Lovell Reeve, 1863 Second edition with 12 superb hand coloured plates - all with sensible pencil annotations. Original gilt decorated cloth in need of repair - spine is splitting with minute loss; front board has gilt decorated picture of mushrooms. Copy has bookplate of W H West and signature of Fred Harrison 1901. Text is clean, some pages loose

$102.11