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A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF NINETEENTH CENTURY BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR S OF SOUTH AFRICAN HEATHERS (ERICA SPP.)
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A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF NINETEENTH CENTURY BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR S OF SOUTH AFRICAN HEATHERS (ERICA SPP.)

By Unknown

United Kingdom, 1840. A collection of 43 very fine, early/mid 19th century, comparatively large (approximately 285 x 235 mm), original watercolour studies of different species of South African Ericas, each autographed with the species name. Housed in a red straight-grained morocco case with closing flap and the words "In Memoriam Madre Mia" (in memory of my mother). While there is no reference to the originator of these studies, they are executed in a style close to that used by Henry C. Andrews for his Monograph on the Genus Erica (1804-1812). The present watercolours do not correspond directly to those but the composition is similiar and it is possible they were executed by Andrews in connection with the publication. Notwithstanding, they are highly accomplished, reminiscent of the best botanical artists of the day. They are painted onto fine-textured card; this card for a number of paintings is blind embossed to the corners "Reynolds extra superfine London board" or "Bristol Paper". These papers would appear to date the paintings to the 1840's, which would fit with the style of the paintings and lettering, however the straight-grained morocco case might suggest an earlier date? The paintings are generally in very good condition, the colours fresh, vibrant and unfaded, a few are a little dust marked, the paper lightly age-toned, one or two small marks. The case is a little worn and rubbed to the edges, the tap to pull out the flap is missing (the paintings are very tight when all are in the case). An exceptional and important historical collection of original watercolour paintings of South African Ericas. . Original. Leather. Very Good. 24 x 29.5 Cm. Fine Art Print, Book.

$8495.30

BOTANICA MACARONESICA No. 8-9
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BOTANICA MACARONESICA No. 8-9

By Various

Gran Canaria: Cabildo Insular De Gran Canaria, 1981. 264 pages; b/w illustrations. Card covers very good with slight wear only. Contents clean and tight, unmarked.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Small 4to. Book.

$11.85

FLORE DE LA SUISSE SCHINZ & KELLER Ediition Francaise [ Signed By E Bowles a Gift to W. T. Stearn]
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FLORE DE LA SUISSE SCHINZ & KELLER Ediition Francaise [ Signed By E Bowles a Gift to W. T. Stearn]

By Prof. Dr E. Wilczek, Prof. Dr Hans Schinz

Lausanne: F. Rouge & Cie, Editeurs, 1909. pp xxiii 690, title page. Original green cloth binding with white lettering. Binding a little frail, top and bottom of the spine frayed. Contents clean and tight, patterned endpapers with Prof. Stearn's signature; on the reverse is E.Cleminshaw's signature and address, [see notes] On the title page is an inscription by E. A. Bowles " W. T. Stearn from E. A. Bowles 27. V. 1934". A good copy with an interesting association. [Cleminshaw- Botanists who joined the MEC and took interest in lichens; Crocus E A Bowles Edward Augustus (Gus or Gussie) Bowles, VMH (14 May 1865, 7 May 1954), known professionally as E. A. Bowles, was a British horticulturalist, plantsman and garden writer.He developed an important garden at Myddelton House, his lifelong home at Bulls Cross in Enfield, Middlesex and his name has been preserved in many varieties of plant. Prof Stearn, prolific author and botanist.]. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. Book.

$85.61

A REVISION OF THE MACARONESIAN GENUS ARGYRANTHEMUM WEBB EX SCHULTZ BIP. (COMPOSITAE- ANTHEMIDEAE) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
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A REVISION OF THE MACARONESIAN GENUS ARGYRANTHEMUM WEBB EX SCHULTZ BIP. (COMPOSITAE- ANTHEMIDEAE) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.

By HUMPHRIES, C.J.

London: The British Museum (Natural History), 1976. Bulletin of The British Museum pp. 148-240; plates 28,29, printed card covers. Covers very good with with a little light wear. Contents clean and tight, signed by the author to the title page, no foxing. A very good copy. (Bulletin of The British Museum (Natural History) Botany, Vol. 5 No. 4.). Signed by Author. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$32.93

PLANTAE NOVAE vel minus notae, opusculis diversis olim descriptae, generibus quibusdam speciebusque novis adjectis, iterum Recognitae
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PLANTAE NOVAE vel minus notae, opusculis diversis olim descriptae, generibus quibusdam speciebusque novis adjectis, iterum Recognitae

By Parlatore, Philippo

Paris: Gide, 1842. pp.87 [1], index, text in latin. Covered with brown paper, title page present. Contents stitiched, some staining and toning, no inscriptions A good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. Book.

$42.15

NOTES ON JAPANESE CHERRIES Royal Horticultural Society
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NOTES ON JAPANESE CHERRIES Royal Horticultural Society

By Collingwood Ingram

London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd., 1925. pp.74-99 ; Plates 46-49. Covers very good with with a little light wear and toning. Contents clean and tight, stitched, no inscriptions, a few spots. A very good copy. [Journal of the RHS Volume L., Part 1 1925]. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$26.34

COTONEASTERS FROM THE EASTERN HIMALAYA
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COTONEASTERS FROM THE EASTERN HIMALAYA

By Yu, Tse-Tsun

London: The British Museum (Natural History), 1954. pp.123-142; Plates 3-4. includes key to sections, series and species,plates of the type specimens of Cotoneaster taylorii, and Cotoneaster sanguineus; printed card covers. Covers very good with with a little light wear. Contents clean and tight, stitched, no inscriptions, no foxing. A very good copy. (Bulletin of The British Museum (Natural History) Botany, Vol. I No. 5.). First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$26.34

THE GENUS ELAPHOGLOSSUM IN THE INDIAN PENINSULA AND CEYLON
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THE GENUS ELAPHOGLOSSUM IN THE INDIAN PENINSULA AND CEYLON

By Sledge, W. A.

London: The British Museum (Natural History), 1967. pp.81- 96; printed card covers. Covers very good with with a little light wear. Contents clean and tight, stitched, no inscriptions, no foxing. A very good copy. (Bulletin of The British Museum (Natural History) Botany, Vol. 4 No. 2.). First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$32.93

FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYA
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FLOWERS OF THE HIMALAYA

By Polunin, Oleg & Stainton, Adam

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. pp. xxx, 580; describes some 1500 species found mostly above 1200m in the upper valleys, and over 690 colour photographs of plants and over 315 line drawings. Soft back edition, covers a little worn and rubbed on the edges and corners. Contents clean and tight. A good used copy.. Fourth Impression. Paperback. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Farrer, Ann. 8vo. Book.

$23.71

IN GARDENS OF HAWAII [George Taylor's copy]
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IN GARDENS OF HAWAII [George Taylor's copy]

By Neal, Marie C.

Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1965. pp. xix, 924; illustrated in b/w throughout, patterned end papers. Original green cloth with gilt lettering, very good. Contents clean and and tight, pencil signature of George Taylor [Sir George Taylor, former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist], pages crisp, no foxing. A very good copy. Please note a large heavy book and a small postal surcharge may apply.. New and Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 15.5 x 22 Cm.

$42.15

GENEROS DE ORQUIDEAS DE COSTA RICA
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GENEROS DE ORQUIDEAS DE COSTA RICA

By Caballero, Rafael Lucas Rodriguez; Mora, Dora Emilia; Barahona, Maria Eugenia; Williams, Norris H.

Costa Rica: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, 1986. 334 pages, 145 full-page colour pages. Text in Spanish and English. The rarer hardback edition with dust jacket, this copy is no. 294 [numbered to last page]. Dust jacket with a little general wear and rubbing to edges, a couple of very small nicks repaired to verso. Brown cloth hardback binding with gilt lettering very good with a few light knocks to edges and corners. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good copy. Please note a heavy book and a small postal surcharge may apply. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - (26 x 33cm).

$55.32

GENEROS DE ORQUIDEAS DE COSTA RICA
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GENEROS DE ORQUIDEAS DE COSTA RICA

By Caballero, Rafael Lucas Rodriguez; Mora, Dora Emilia; Barahona, Maria Eugenia; Williams, Norris H.

Costa Rica: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, 1986. 334 pages, 145 full-page colour pages. Text in Spanish and English. The rarer hardback edition with dust jacket, this copy is no. 290 [numbered to last page]. Dust jacket with a little general wear and rubbing to edges. Brown cloth hardback binding with gilt lettering very good with a few light knocks to edges and corners. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A very good copy. Please note a heavy book and a small postal surcharge may apply. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - (26 x 33cm).

$59.27

Wild Flowers of Kenya
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Wild Flowers of Kenya

By Blundell, Sir Michael

London: Collins, 1982. 160 pages; endpaper maps; 311 colour photographs, 525 species described, drawings . Dust jacket very good, no fading, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$21.07

FLORA OF JAPAN: A Combined, Much Revised, and Extended Translation by the Author of His Flora of Japan, 1953 & Flora of Japan-Pteridophyta, 1957
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FLORA OF JAPAN: A Combined, Much Revised, and Extended Translation by the Author of His Flora of Japan, 1953 & Flora of Japan-Pteridophyta, 1957

By Ohwi, Jisaburo; Frederick G. Meyer and Egbert H. Walker

Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1965. An interesting association copy signed and inscribed, to the title page, by the Editor Frederick G. Meyer to George Taylor [Sir George Taylor, former director of Kew, keeper of botany, British Museum, plant collector and botanist]. 1067 pages; b/w plates, map end-papers. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. Very good with minimal wear only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy from the library of Sir George Taylor and signed by the editor. Please note this is a heavy volume and a small postal surcharge may apply.. Signed by Editor. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to.

$105.37

THE FLORA OF THE ALPS Being a Description of all the Species of Flowering Plants Indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine Species of the Adjacent Mountain Districts of France, Italy & Austria, Including the Pyrenees [2 VOLUME SET]
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THE FLORA OF THE ALPS Being a Description of all the Species of Flowering Plants Indigenous to Switzerland and of the Alpine Species of the Adjacent Mountain Districts of France, Italy & Austria, Including the Pyrenees [2 VOLUME SET]

By Bennett, Alfred W.

London: John C. Nimmo, 1900. A very good set of two volumes with 120 fine chromolithographic (colour) plates; pp. vol. I: xxii, 165; vol. 2: vi, 223. Original gilt-stamped green cloth, top edges gilt, very bright with light wear only. Contents clean and tight, original maroon end papers, no inscriptions. A very good clean set.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$68.49

HERBARIUM COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 80 FLORA SPECIMENS  IN AN ATTRACTIVE ARTS AND CRAFT BINDING, ALBUM
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HERBARIUM COLLECTION OF APPROXIMATELY 80 FLORA SPECIMENS IN AN ATTRACTIVE ARTS AND CRAFT BINDING, ALBUM

By K. Siderius

Bussum: J.A. Sleeswijk, 1900. Dutch herbarium, constructed uniquely for each customer around 1900 by Sleeswijk. This item contains 81 sheets of mounted European Flora specimens. Each page with captions . A very attractive Arts and Craft binding, good with some wear to the edges and paper covering, held with cotton tapes and tied with a bow as originally intended. Specimens in good condition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to (21cm x 32 cm). Book.

$111.95

FIELD GUIDE TO THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS OF PETRA
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FIELD GUIDE TO THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS OF PETRA

By Disi, Ahmad; Isabelle Ruben

Jordan: Petra National Trust, 2006. 224 pages, colour photographic images and diagrams throughout. index. A fine copy, contents clean and tight, unmarked. . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$21.07

LE PIANTE ENDEMICHE DELLA SARDEGNA AP/1/29-33
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LE PIANTE ENDEMICHE DELLA SARDEGNA AP/1/29-33

By Arrigoni, Pier Virgilio

Sassari: Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, 1979. pp. [221] - 339; b/w and colour illustrations. Very good , top corner of rear pages a little creased. Text in Italian. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 4to.

$13.17

SPRING FLORA OF SIKKIM HIMALAYA By Japanese Members of the Indo-Japanese Botanical Expedition to Sikkim and Darjeeling in 1960
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SPRING FLORA OF SIKKIM HIMALAYA By Japanese Members of the Indo-Japanese Botanical Expedition to Sikkim and Darjeeling in 1960

By Hara, Hiroshi, Takasi Tumaya, Gen Murata, Hiroo Kanai and Makoto Togash

Osaka, Japan: Hoikusha Publishing Co. Ltd, 1963. This copy from the libary of the great botanist W. T. Stearn and inscribed and signed for him by the author to the half-title page "Mr. Stearn With the compliments of Hiroshi Hara'. Stearn's initials are on the slipcase. 169 pages. Text English and Japanese. Colour and b/w photographic illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with a little rubbing and wear to edges, with original removable plastic protector. Hardback binding very good; contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, unmarked. Original cardboard slipcase worn. 'The Indo-Japanese Botanical Expedition was sent to Sikkim and the Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts in spring of 1960, sponsored by the University of Tokyo and the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeonbotany., Lucknow. It has long been known that the flora of this region is very rich and similar to that of Japan. So the main objective of our exhibition is to make more clear the botanical relationship between the region and Japan.' [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. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.

$102.73

ICONES OF THE ESSENTIAL FOREST TREES OF HOKKAIDO
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ICONES OF THE ESSENTIAL FOREST TREES OF HOKKAIDO

By Botanic Garden Hokkaido University

Hokkaido: Hokkaido University Press, 1986. Inscribed from the Director of the Hokkaido Botanic Garden to the title page 'From Y. Ysujii Director, Botanic Garden, Hokkaido University' 188 pages; fine colour plates of trees and their flowering parts and fruits throughout after Y. Kudo & C. Suzaki. Dust jacket fine with light rubbing to edges only. Card covers fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, book tickets and 'obi' loosely inserted. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated book. Text in Japanese. . First Edition. Paperback. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Y. Kudo & C. Suzaki.. 4to. Book.

$105.37

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