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A MANUAL OF BOTANIC TERMS

By Cooke, M. C.

London: Robert Hardwicke, 1873. pp. iv, 118, [1 publisher's advert]; 35 engraved plates. Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering and blind stamped decorations, good with a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, original end papers. A very good copy.. Second Edition, Enlarged . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$13.31

THE REPORT ON THE PRIMULA CONFERENCE HELD AT SOUTH KENSINGTON ON APRIL 20 TH 1886 & ORCHID NOMENCLATURE CONFERENCE [Bound with] THE BRITISH CHARACEAE [and] SOMERSET RUBI [and] A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE FLORA OF BRECONSHIRE

By Various

London: Royal Horticultural Society and Others, 1886. A collection of original botanical works bound together as follows [not necessarily bound in this order] THE JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Vol. VII. - No. 2 REPORT ON THE PRIMULA CONFERENCE HELD AT SOUTH KENSINGTON on April 20th and 21st 1886 and on the ORCHID NOMENCLATURE CONFERENCE, held at Liverpool On June 3oth, 1886. Pages 157-312; seven b/w in-text portrait illustrations of primula, numerous other in-text illustrations [Bound with] Groves, Henry and Groves, James REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CHARACEAE pages 1-20 with 4 engraved lithographic plates, extracted from the Journal of Botany, [bound with] Groves, Henry and Groves, James ON CHARA OBTUSA A SPECIES NEW TO BRITAIN with lithographic plate, reprinted from the 'Journal of Botany' for January 1881, [bound with ] NOTES ON BRITISH CHARACEAE by the same authors and also from the Journal of Botany [bound with] further papers on the Characeae by the same authors/publication also with lithographic plates, one with an inscription to the head by Henry Groves [bound with ] Murray, Rev. R. P. , NOTES ON THE SOMERSET RUBI, also reprinted from the Journal of Botany for July 1886 [bound with] Barrett, W. Bowles, A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE FLORA OF BRECONSHIRE, likewise reprinted from the Journal of Botany, 1885. Contemporary quarter tan calf with marbled boards and gilt decoration to the spine, with gilt title 'Monog Anglic'; a little worn and rubbed with light chipping to the head of the spine, but remains strong. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$69.21

Ethno-Botany of the Black Americans
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Ethno-Botany of the Black Americans

By Grime, William Ed

Michigan: Reference Publications Inc., 1979. 237 pages; b/w illustrations. Dust jacket very good, minimal wear; hardback binding fine; contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$18.63

Flora Europaea Notulae Systematicae Ad Floram Europaeam Spectantes a V. H. Heywood Editae: 1 - 20 & Addenda et Corrigenda 1961 - 1979
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Flora Europaea Notulae Systematicae Ad Floram Europaeam Spectantes a V. H. Heywood Editae: 1 - 20 & Addenda et Corrigenda 1961 - 1979

By Heywood, V. H. (editor)

Koenigstein, Germany: Koeltz Scientific Books, 1986. With new introduction by Heywood. Publisher's green hardback binding with gilt lettering, fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy. [Despite title text in English other than for some original species desriptions.] . Reprint. Hardcover. Fine. 4to. Book.

$42.59

EVOLUTION AND PHYLOGENY OF FLOWERING PLANTS Dicotyldons: Facts and Theory. (signed copy)
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EVOLUTION AND PHYLOGENY OF FLOWERING PLANTS Dicotyldons: Facts and Theory. (signed copy)

By Hutchinson, J.

London: Academic Press, 1969. A very good signed copy from the library of the great botanist W. T. Stearn 'To W. T. Stearn with best wishes from John Hutchinson 27 June 1969.' Stearn's bookplate to the front end paper. Pp. xxiv, 717; over 550 illustrations and maps by the author. Dust jacket very good with light rubbing to edges, not price-clipped. Hardback binding very good, Contents clean and tight, A very good copy. [Prof. William Stearn "doyen of British botanists" who wrote c. 500 papers and books, including the classic "Botanical Latin". He was an authority on Linnaeus and an expert on botanical illustration.]. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$37.27

INTERNATIONAL CODE OF BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE (Saint Louis Code). Adopted by the Sixteenth International Botanical Congress St Louis, Missouri, July-August 1999.
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INTERNATIONAL CODE OF BOTANICAL NOMENCLATURE (Saint Louis Code). Adopted by the Sixteenth International Botanical Congress St Louis, Missouri, July-August 1999.

By W. Greuter, J. McNeil, et al

Konigstein: Koeltz Scientific Books, 2000. 474 pages. Hardback binding very good. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good copy.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$23.96

KEY TO THE FAMILIES OF FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE WORLD (signed copy)
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KEY TO THE FAMILIES OF FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE WORLD (signed copy)

By Hutchinson, J.; Dalziel, J. M.; Hepper, F. N. (EDITOR)

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. A very good signed copy from the library of the great botanist W. T. Stearn 'To Dr. W. T. Stearn with best wishes from J. Hutchinson 7 Sept 1967.' 117 pages; b/w illustrations. Dust jacket very good with light rubbing to edges only, not price-clipped. Hardback binding very good, Contents clean and tight, A very good copy. [Prof. William Stearn "doyen of British botanists" who wrote c. 500 papers and books, including the classic "Botanical Latin". He was an authority on Linnaeus and an expert on botanical illustration.]. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$13.31

Plant Indumentum A Handbook of Terminology
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Plant Indumentum A Handbook of Terminology

By Hewson, Helen J.

Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1988. This copy from the library of the famous botanist W. T. Stearn with his signature to the front page.Stapled paperback, 27 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers very good with light wear only. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good clean copy. (Australian Flora and Fauna Series Number 9.) [Prof. William Stearn "doyen of British botanists" who wrote c. 500 papers and books, including the classic "Botanical Latin". He was an authority on Linnaeus and an expert on botanical illustration.]. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Margaret Menadue. 4to (16 x 25cm).

$13.31

Die Etymologie der Phanerogamennomenclatur. Eine Erklärung der wissenschaftlichen, der deutschen, französischen, englischen und holländischen Pflanzennamen.
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Die Etymologie der Phanerogamennomenclatur. Eine Erklärung der wissenschaftlichen, der deutschen, französischen, englischen und holländischen Pflanzennamen.

By Kanngiesser, Friedrich

Gera: F. von Zezschwitz, 1908. pp. xii, 191, [1]. Original green cloth with white lettering, very good. Contents clean and tight, original patterned end papers, no inscriptions or other marks. A very good copy. [Original grünes Tuch mit weißer Schrift, sehr gut. Inhalt sauber und fest, original gemusterte Endpapiere, keine Inschriften oder andere Markierungen. Eine sehr gute Kopie.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$23.96

International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995
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International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995

By Trehane, P.

Wimborne: Quaterjack Publishing, 1995. 175 pages. Covers fine with minimal wear only. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy, clean and bright.. Paperback. Fine. 8vo.

$15.97

THE HERBARIUM HANDBOOK
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THE HERBARIUM HANDBOOK

By Forman, Leonard; Bridson, D.

Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1989. 214 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers very good with minimal wear only. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good clean copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to (16 x 25cm).

$23.96

Oecology of Plants An Introduction to the Study of Plant Communities
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Oecology of Plants An Introduction to the Study of Plant Communities

By Warming, Eug. and Vahl, Martin

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1909. pp. xi, 422. Original black cloth hardback binding with gilt lettering, very good with light wear only. Top edge gilt. Contents clean and tight, a little spotting and toning to the original end-papers. Provenance: from the library of Norman Douglas Simpson (botanist) with his engraved bookplate to the front end paper.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Small 4to. Book.

$31.94

Botany for Gardeners: an Introduction and Guide
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Botany for Gardeners: an Introduction and Guide

By Capon, Brian

Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1992. 220 pages; colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Covers fine with minimal wear only. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's very small bookplate, otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy, clean and bright.. Paperback. Fine.

$13.31

TAXONOMIC TERMINOLOGY OF THE HIGHTER PLANTS

By Featherly, H. I.

Ames, Iowa: The Iowa State College Press, 1954. From the library of the great Botanist W. T. Stearn with his signature and bookplate to the front end paper. 166 pages. Original brown cloth binding very good. Contents clean and tight. The scarce first edition. [Provenance: from the library of Prof. William Stearn, "doyen of British botanists" who wrote c. 500 papers and books, including the classic "Botanical Latin". He was an authority on Linnaeus and an expert on botanical illustration.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$23.96

Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants: Third International Symposium
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Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants: Third International Symposium

By Andrews, S; A. Leslie; C. Alexander

London: Kew Publishing, 1999. 553 pages; b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket fine with slight wear to edges only, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$31.94

IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY HERBARIUM ALBUM CONTAINING c. 360 MAINLY IRISH MOSS SPECIMENS INCLUDING MANY  "Specimens not previously described as being indigenous to that Island" WITH LOCATION NOTES, DATES AND BRYOLOGISTS.
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IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY HERBARIUM ALBUM CONTAINING c. 360 MAINLY IRISH MOSS SPECIMENS INCLUDING MANY "Specimens not previously described as being indigenous to that Island" WITH LOCATION NOTES, DATES AND BRYOLOGISTS.

By Orr, David

Unknown: Not Appropriate, 1869. An important 19th Century Herbarium album of predominantly Irish mosses, compiled by David Orr, containing many specimens not previously described from Ireland, and therefore historically, highly significant (though the reliabilty of some of Orr's specimens is questioned - see below). "These specimens marked thus X were found and identified in Ireland by David Orr not being previously described as being indigenous to that Island" Of the c. 360 specimens 53 are marked X; arranged on 27 sheets. All specimens collected between 1846 & 1869, mostly by Orr with contributions from other recognised contemporary Bryologists [see notes below]. This collection was assembled by David Orr, Assistant to Dr Moore at Botanic Garden, Dublin; each specimen mounted and pencil labelled with a facing page giving details of the specimen, location, collector and date found. It clearly reflects Orr's passion for the subject and represents hundreds of hours of field work, but is not entirely unique and may have been produced on commission. Orr is also a figure of certain notoriety as it is believed he falsified some records which throws into question many of his other, probably genuine records. The album has suffered from exposure to damp at some time, the binding and paper is cockled and uneven, toned in places, but no damp staining and the dried pressed specimens remain in good condition. There are several small worm holes but these do not interfere with the contents. The card binding is worn and missing the original closure strap and title label, but all pages remain firmly bound in. "Orr, David (?- 1892) Collected mosses in Antrim, Dublin and Wicklow. Plants at BM(NH), also Dublin, letters in Wilson correspondence at BM(NH)" OTHER CONTRIBUTERS OF SPECIMENS INCLUDE: - "Davies, J.H.(1838-1909) Mosses at Trinity College, Dublin. Donaldson, G (1860s) County Antrim at Oxford. Fergusson, Rev. J. Letters at BM(NH), Plants at Oxford. Hunt, George Edward (1841-1873) Mosses at BM(NH) Letters at Kew. Jackson, John (1837-1920) Keeper ,Kew Museums 1858-1901. Kirk, Sir John (1832-1922) MD Explorer and naturalist (Livingston's Expedition 1858). Moore, David (1807-1879) Botanist and Curator Botanic Garden, Glasnevin 1838. Nowell, Rev. J. (1802-1867) Bryologist. Wilson, William (1799-1871) Described mosses for Hooker's Flora Antarctica, Plants and drawings at BM(NH) Letters at BM(NH). Wood, John (1813-1890) MD Bryologist, Plants and letters at Kew, in W. Wilson correspondence at BM(NH)". [Desmond, Ray; Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists]. Notes: - The National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin, Dublin holds a very similar album with the title "A hand Herbarium of British and Irish Mosses arranged according to Wilson's Bryologia Britannica" and dated 29th 1873. This is a leather bound volume 15.5 x 19.5cm containing 47 leaves with 322 differentt specimens (taxa). So very similar to our album. For what purposes these collections were made is unknown as is the number of copies produced, but the emphasis on new records would suggest that their purpose was, at least, partly proselytic. Regarding Orr's reputation to falisfy records, can it really be that all of the 53 specimens in our album described as "not previously described as being indigenous to that Island" are fabricated? Throughout the history of science reputations have, often unfairly, sullied very good and pioneering work; does Orr's work fall into this category? Perhaps not, but either way this album is a small but important record in the history of Irish botany. Provenance: from the estate of the Marine Biologist T. Willcocks of The Plymouth Institution/Devon & Cornwall Natural History Society.. First Edition. Card Covers. Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$2262.70

DICTIONARY OF THE NAMES OF BRITISH PLANTS Intended for the Use of Amateurs and Beginners...
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DICTIONARY OF THE NAMES OF BRITISH PLANTS Intended for the Use of Amateurs and Beginners...

By Fitzgerald, Henry Purefoy

London: Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, 1885. No date but 1885; pp. 90. Publisher's green cloth boards blocked in black and gilt; very good and bright with a little gentle wear only. Contents clean and tight, original end papers, the front with a few neat pencil notes and the bookplate of Norman Douglas Simpson [see bellow]. A very good bright copy of a scarce book. [Provenance: from the library of Prof. William Stearn, though without his plate "doyen of British botanists" who wrote c. 500 papers and books, including the classic "Botanical Latin". He was an authority on Linnaeus and an expert on botanical illustration. Stearn was a friend of the botanist and bibliophile Norman Douglas Simpson, who spent much of his retirement collecting botanical books, some of which were subsequently presented to Stearn by Simpson's Executors, as in this case.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$50.58

HANDBOOK OF FLOWER POLLINATION BASED UPON HERMANN MULLER'S WORK 'THE FERTILISATION OF FLOWERS BY INSECTS' [complete in Three volumes]
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HANDBOOK OF FLOWER POLLINATION BASED UPON HERMANN MULLER'S WORK 'THE FERTILISATION OF FLOWERS BY INSECTS' [complete in Three volumes]

By KNUTH, Dr. Paul; J. R. Ainsworth Davis [Translator]

Oxford: Oxford at the University Press, 1906. 1906-1909. Frontispiece portraits, b/w in-text illustrations throughout. Original green cloth with gilt lettering,very good with light general wear only, generally bright, vol. II slightly lighter colour. Contents clean and tight, endpaper slightly tanned otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good complete set of three volumes. Please note: a heavy set and a small postal surcharge may apply.. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/No dust Jacket. Small 4to.

$193.00

A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE DICHLAMYDEOUS PLANTS Comprising Complete Descriptions of the Different Orders ( vols. 1 to 4 complete)
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A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE DICHLAMYDEOUS PLANTS Comprising Complete Descriptions of the Different Orders ( vols. 1 to 4 complete)

By Don, George

London: Printed for J. G. and F. Rivington et al, 1831. Complete four volume set 1831 - 1838; vol. I: Thalamiflorae; vol. II: Calyciflorae; vol. III: Calyciflorae; vol. IV: Corolliflorae; pp. 818, 875, 867 & 908; b/w in-text illustrations. An attractive set in later green calf bindings with green cloth boards, bright blue and red marbling to all edges, marbled end papers. Bindings good and strong with a little general wear and rubbing, a couple of volumes very slightly chipped to the heads of the spines, gilled somewhat dulled to spine. Contents clean and tight, small private name stamp to front blanks othewise unmarked, no foxing. A very good clean set. Note these are heavy and a small postal surcharge may apply.. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. Large 4to.

$279.51

INSECTS AND FLOWERS: THE BIOLOGY OF A PARTNERSHIP
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INSECTS AND FLOWERS: THE BIOLOGY OF A PARTNERSHIP

By Barth, Friedrich G.

New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1991. 407 pages, colour & b/w illustrations & photographs. Covers very good with a little general wear only, spine is slightly faded. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.97

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