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British Knapweeds - a study in synthetic Taxonomy

By MARSDEN-JONES, E.M. & TURRILL, W.B.

London: The Ray Society, 1954. pp. xii, 201; colour frontispiece plate, further b/w plates and other illustrations. Dust Jacket fine, not price-clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Black cloth binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$13.36

The Potatoes of Bolivia: Their Breeding Value and Evolutionary Relationships (Oxford Science Publications)
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The Potatoes of Bolivia: Their Breeding Value and Evolutionary Relationships (Oxford Science Publications)

By Hawkes, J. G.; J.P. Hjerting

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. xiii, [3], 472 pages; b/w illustrations.Hardback binding fine with original clear plastic sleeve. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions, a few pages slightly work at edges. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Small 4to.

$37.42

Daphne: The Genus in the Wild and in Cultivation
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Daphne: The Genus in the Wild and in Cultivation

By C.D. Brickell; Brian Mathew

Surrey: Alpine Garden Society, 1976. pp. 194; colour & black and white photographic illustrations and line drawing. Dust jacket very good with a little rubbing to edges. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy of the first edition. Two loosely inserted typed letters signed from Dr. Joze Siftar regarding the supply of various Daphne species.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$13.36

DYKES ON IRISES A Reprint of the Contributions of the Late W.r. Dykes, L-es-L., to various journals and periodicals during the last 20 years of his life
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DYKES ON IRISES A Reprint of the Contributions of the Late W.r. Dykes, L-es-L., to various journals and periodicals during the last 20 years of his life

By Dykes, W. R.; Dillistone, george

Tunbridge Wells: Printed and Published for the Iris Society By C. Baldwin pp. viii, 294; b'w portrait frontispiece; further b/w plates. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering, very good, cloth a little mottled. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's signature to the front end paper. A very good copy. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.05

GENTIANS
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GENTIANS

By Kohlein, Fritz

London: Christopher Helm; A. & C. Black, 1991. 183 pages;12 colour plates, 16 figures in text. Dust jacket with a little general wear and rubbing to edges, not price-clipped. Hardback binding lightly bumped. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First English Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$10.69

THE ROSE BOOK
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THE ROSE BOOK

By Thomas, H. H.

London: Cassell and Company, Ltd., 1922. 287 pages, colour plates tipped in and b/w illustrations. Attractive, green cloth pictorial hardback binding blocked in black red and gilt; very good with a little rubbing. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, a little scattered spotting. A very good copy of this attractive edition.. Revised Edition (Enlarged). Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$13.36

A HANDBOOK OF GARDEN IRISES
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A HANDBOOK OF GARDEN IRISES

By Dykes, W. R.

London: Martin Hopkinson, 1924. pp. vii, [5], 250; b/w plates. Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, very good with light wear. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$21.38

New Naturalist No.  19 WILD ORCHIDS OF BRITAIN
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New Naturalist No. 19 WILD ORCHIDS OF BRITAIN

By Summerhayes, V. S.

London: Collins, 1951. pp. xviii, 366, with 61 photographs in colour by Robert Atkinson and others, 39 photographs in black and white, 19 text figures and 43 distribution maps. Original dust jacket very good, not price-clipped, no fading, now protected in a clear, loose-fitting archival sleeve. Green buckram boards, fine. Contents clean and tight, faint spotting to the endpapers, no other marks. A very good copy almost near fine.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo (16 x 22cm). Book.

$46.77

Theses presentees a la Faculte des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de Docteur es-sciences Naturelles BERBERIDEES ET ERYTHROSPERMES; PROPOSITIONS DONNEES PAR LA FACULTE
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Theses presentees a la Faculte des sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de Docteur es-sciences Naturelles BERBERIDEES ET ERYTHROSPERMES; PROPOSITIONS DONNEES PAR LA FACULTE

By Citerne, Paul-Emile

Paris: Paul Dupont, 1892. From the library of the great botanist W. T. Stearn with his signature to the front cover dated 1932. Pp. 161 + errata; 8 engraved plates. Original paper wrappers. The paperback binding has failed with chipping to the spine covering, many pages loose, held in a brown paper folder. Pages browned, some chipping at edges., plates good. A fair only copy in need of some restoration, but nevertheless a rare and important work. [Stafleu 26,477] [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. Fair. 4to.

$106.90

BRITISH SEDGES A Handbook to the Species of Carex Found Growing in the British Isles [W. T. Stearn's Copy, signed by author]
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BRITISH SEDGES A Handbook to the Species of Carex Found Growing in the British Isles [W. T. Stearn's Copy, signed by author]

By Jermy, A, C. & Tutin, T. G.

London: Botanical Society for the British Isles, 1968. From the library of the great botanist W. T. Stearn and inscribed and signed for him to the head of the title page 'To William Stearn with all good wishes Chris Jermy'; b/w illustrations throughout. Orange covers with a little general wear, spine a little faded. Contents clean and tight. A very good signed 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. Paperback. Good Plus. 12mo.

$18.71

Tulipes sauvages et Cultivees [wild and cultivated tulips]
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Tulipes sauvages et Cultivees [wild and cultivated tulips]

By Stork, Adelaide L. et al

Geneva: des Conservatoire et jardin Botaniques, 1984. 185 pages; colour & b/w illustrations throughout. Text in French. Card covers very good with light wear only. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy. A comprehensive and scholarly work. . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$20.04

THE GENUS CYCLAMEN [signed by author and illustrator]
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THE GENUS CYCLAMEN [signed by author and illustrator]

By Grey-Wilson, Christopher

Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens, 1988. A copy with outstanding provenance - from the library of Professor W. T. Stearn with his bookplate and signature to the front end paper. Signed by Christopher Grey-Wilson and Mary Grierson on the half-title page. 147 pages, fine colour plates. Dust jacket very good with light general wear and a little rubbing to edges. Hardback binding very good. Contents clean and tight. (Kew Magazine Monographs) [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 & Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Mary Grierson. 8vo.

$40.09

Cannabis: Report by the Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence
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Cannabis: Report by the Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence

By The Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence

London: Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 1968. vii + 79 pages. Covers very good with light general wear only, slightly marked. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy. Scarce.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$20.04

Brambles of the British Isles
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Brambles of the British Isles

By Edees, E. S.; A. Newton; Douglas H. Kent (editor)

London: The Ray Society, 1988. This copy belonging to the great botanist W. T. Stearn with his signature to the front end paper; pp. viii, 377; plates, maps. Original dust jacket very good, with a little rubbing to edges, uneven fading, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, unmarked no inscriptions. A very good copy. with excellent provenance - see below. 'Brambles of the British Isles' is a systematic account of over 300 validly named Rubus species and microspecies which form the currently accepted list for the British Isles. Introductory chapters on the history of British and Irish batology, and on aspects of bramble geography are provided. A classification structure and keys for identification preface full descriptions for each species, together with synonymy, citation of types, ecological aned geographical data. Short vignettes of the distinctive features of each species are included.' [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. Very Good/Very Good. 4to. Book.

$146.99

EUPHORBIAS A Gardener's Guide
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EUPHORBIAS A Gardener's Guide

By Turner, Roger

London: B. T. Batsford Limited, 1995. From the library of W. T. Stearn with his inscription to the front end paper 'To Eldwyth Ruth' Lover of these delights' with love from William March 1986. Loosely inserted is a colour pamphlet 'The 1992 NJCCPG collection of hardy species of Euphorbia at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden.' pp. 192, colour plates, b/w line drawings. Dust jacket fine with slight rubbing to edges, not price clipped. Contents clean and tight. A fine 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.]. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Langhorne, J. A.. 8vo.

$29.40

THE GENUS IRIS
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THE GENUS IRIS

By William Rickatson Dykes

London: Dover Publications Inc., 1974. A very good, slightly reduced, facsimile reprint of Dyke's classic work 'The Genus Iris'. 245 pages, 48 colour plates. Original dust jacket good, with light general wear and some rubbing to the head/tail of the spine, a little uneven fading. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's neat ownership stamp to the front end paper, otherwise unmarked. A very good copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Small Folio. Book.

$46.77

ALPINE PLANTS PAINTED FROM NATURE [complete in four volumes]
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ALPINE PLANTS PAINTED FROM NATURE [complete in four volumes]

By Seboth, Joseph; edited by Alfred W. Bennett.

London: W. Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, 1879. Complete four volume set, vol. I is dated 1879 to the introduction and volume II is dated 1880 also to the introduction; the other two volumes are undated, but all date to a similar perid. Each volume has a pictorial chromolithographic (colour-printed) frontispiece plate followed by 100 chromolithographic plates of alpine species and 101 plates in volume IV making a total of 405 colour plates; pp. vol. I: [4], 72, frontispiece of Montblanc and 100 plates; vol. II: [1880] [4], 56 frontispiece of Grossvenediger and 100 plates; vol. III: 59 [1], frontispiece of Jungfrau and 100 plates; vol. IV: xii, 51 [1], frontispiece of Dachstein and 101 plates. Top edge gilt, original colour-coated end papers. This work is usually found falling apart as it was originally 'perfect-bound' using gutta percha, which always eventually fails, this set has been rebound and is now firm and strong. Original publisher's quarter brown morocco with green cloth boards, lettered and decorated in gilt; bindings now good and strong, following professional and sympathetic repair, some mottling to fore-edges of boards with several repaired cracks and chips to the spines. Contents good and tight, a few pages a little 'out of line' where rebound, but no pages have been trimmed; the majority of plates very good and clean, a few with dust marking or light spotting to outer margins, several plates with light foxing, plate nos. 2 and 62 in vol. I worn to edges where previously loose; contemporary signature of a previous owner to the front of each volume, otherwise no inscriptions. A good to very good firm set.. First English Edition. Hardback. Very Good. 12mo (13 x 15cm). Book.

$507.79

CAMPANULAS : Their Cultivation and Classification
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CAMPANULAS : Their Cultivation and Classification

By Crook, H. Clifford

London: Country Life Limited, 1951. pp. 256, b/w plates. Original blue cloth hardback binding with gilt lettering, a little rubbed otherwise very good. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing or spotting. A very good copy of this classic monograph.. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$16.04

CACTI IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
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CACTI IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

By Rawe, Rolf

Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1966. 175 pages, colour and b/w photographic plates. Dust jacket with some rubbing to extremities, scuffed to head/tail of the spine, not price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Hardback binding very good. Contents good and tight, previous owner's signature, a little foxing. A good/very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.

$18.71

THE BRITISH CHAROPHYTA [complete in 2 volumes]
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THE BRITISH CHAROPHYTA [complete in 2 volumes]

By Groves, James; George Russell Bullock-Webster

London: Printed for the Ray Society, 1920. 2 vols; pp. vol. I: xiv, 141, 5, [publisher's adverts]; vol. II: xi, 129; 16 [list of members etc.] coloured frontispiece plates to both volumes, plus a further 45 b/w engraved plates, each with a dedicated descriptive leaf of letterpress. Original plum coloured, blind decorated cloth, gilt lettering; very good, spines faded to brown and a little wear to head/tail of the spine, cloth slightly marked. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's label to the front end papers, otherwise more or less unmarked. A very good set.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$96.21

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