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Medicina Medica. Metaphysical Healing Methods in Late-antique and Medieval Manuscripts With Thirty Facsimile Plates. The Classics of Medicine Library.. With Booklet of Notes from the Editors included.
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Medicina Medica. Metaphysical Healing Methods in Late-antique and Medieval Manuscripts With Thirty Facsimile Plates. The Classics of Medicine Library.. With Booklet of Notes from the Editors included.

By Bierdermann, Hans

Birmingham, Alabama: The Claasics of Medicine Library, Gryphon Editions, 1986. 4to. 107 pgs. Very Fine condition black leather hardcover with gilt decoration and embossment to covers and spine with die-stamped 22k gold. All edges of textblock gilt. Gold marker ribbon bound into headband, marbled endpapers. Pristine condition of the privately printed English language edition translated from the German by Rosemarie Werba. [from the Austrian Edition, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1972). Included is a 23pg booklet of notes from the editors. Table of Contents: Introduction, Metaphysical Healing Theories, The Postulate of the Four Humours, The Tacuinum sanitatis, Magical and Empirical Drugs, Medicina antiqua, The Weiner Dioskurides, The Pursuance of Harmony, Bibliographical References, Facsimile Plates:Tacuinum sanitatis (Plates 1-15), Medicina Antiqua (Plates 16-24), Wiener Dioskurides (Plates 25-30). NB: the overall dimensions of this book will not accomodate flat rate envelope. ISBN 3201010774 Book# 2587.. First Edition Thus. Full-Leather. Very Fine. Illus. by Richard J. Wolfe, Daniel B. Bianchi. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$148.00

A Natural History of Ferns.
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A Natural History of Ferns.

By Moran, Robbin C.

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2005. 301pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with a section of color plates and interspersed with blackand white drawings by Haruto M. Fukuda. Informative and botanically detailed while remaining refreshingly engrossing and very readable. Following a Foreword by Oliver Sachs, there are 33 chapters divided into six main sections: The Life Cycle of Ferns, Classification of Ferns, Fern Fossils, Adaptations by Ferns, Fern Geography, Ferns and People. A glossary, References and index follow. 0881926671. Book# 2574.. Revised Edition with Corrections.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Haruto M. Fukuda, Robbin C. Moran. 8vo, 9.25 by 6.0 Inches.

$25.00

Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.
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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

By Lawall

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1927. xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the illustrations. Contents: I. Ancient Pharmacy and its Earliest Side-Line -Medicine. Science in Embryo. II. Pharmacy During the Greek, Alexandrian and Roman Periods. The Kindergarten of Science. III. The Arabians Preserve the Pharmaceutic Art and Carry the Torch of Professional and Scientific Knowledge from the Sixth to the Thirteenth Centuries. IV. Medieval Pharmacy. The Origin of Universities. The Influence of the Crusades on Pharmacy. V. Medieval Pharmacy and Alchemy from the Time of Roger Bacon to the Fifteenth Century. VI. Pharmacy During the Famous Fifteenth Century. A Century of Alchemistic Frenzy. Beginning of the Renaissance. VII. The Glorious Sixteenth Century in Pharmacy. The Century of Paracelsus. Pharmacy and Science. VIII. The Century of Famoud Pharmocopoeias and Notable Characters.The Gilden Seventeenth. IX. The Progressive Eighteenth Century. Pharmacy Ascendant. The Birth of Chemistry. The Beginnings of Modern Science. X. The Recent Nineteenth Century. The Development of Pharmacy in America. XI. The Present Twentieth Century. Whose History Cannot Yet be Written. Bibliography. Chronological Table. Index. Book #2553.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. 8vo, 8.25 x 5.25 Inches.

$45.00

The Magical World of Moss Gardening.
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The Magical World of Moss Gardening.

By Martin, Annie

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2015. 238 pgs. New condition softcover pb. Contents: INtroduction: Moss Magic, Green Grandeur: A Tour of Moss Gardens, Bryophyte Basics: Botany and Natural History of Mosses, Mosses for Gardeners: 25 Bryophytes To Know and Grow, , From Concept to Garden Plan:Designing With Mosses, Panting and Propagation: Establishing Your Moss Garden, Your Thriving Moss Garden: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Metric Conversions,Resources and References,Acknowledgements, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 978104695601.Book #2547.. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover, Pb. Fine. Illus. by Bill Murray, Annie Martin, Alan Bryan. 8vo, 9 Inches Tall By 8 Inches Wide.

$20.00

How to Eradicate Invasive Plants
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How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

By Chance, Teri Dunn

Oregon: Timber Press, 2013. 336 pgs. Fine condition, new from publisher, softcover. Very useful information on identification, safe eradication options and responsible replacement of invasive plants in your garden landscape with non-invasive alternatives.Color photographs throughout, nicely illustrated. Sections: Weedy Words, 1. Know Thy Enemy, 2. Combat Thy Enemy, 3. Water and Bog Plants, 4. Annuals, Biennials and Tropical Perennials, 5. Herbaceous Perennials, 6. Grasses and Bamboos, 7. Vines, 8. Shrubs, 9. Trees, Problem Areas for Problem Plants, Metric Conversions, Suggested Reading, Online Resources, Acknowledgments, Photo Credits, Index, About the Author. ISBN 9781604693065. # 2530.. First Printing, First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - 7 - 9.75 Inches.

$15.00

Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.
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Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.

By Nan Fairbrother

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. xii. 271 pgs. Very Good decorated hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean with little sign of shelf wear, binding sound, unmarked but for small bookstore stamp on front blank (The Book Gallery). Light edgewear and a few small tears and chips to jacket, price intact. By the author of "An English Year". Typecast in Janson's Dutch style type. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, schematics, engravings, decorations and photographs. Chapters: Why Men Have Gardened, Enclosed Monastic: Gardening in the Dark Ages, Enclosed Romantic: Gardens of the Middle Ages, Enclosted Fantastic: Gardens of Tudor England, Early Seventeenth-Century Gardening Literature, Les Jardins de l'Intelligence, Gardens of Seventeenth-Century England,Seats of Romantic Gentlemen:the Simple Life in Satin Slippers, What Do We Want Now? #2515.. 2nd Printing November 1956. Hardcover with Decorated Boar. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Harry Ford, Designer.. 8vo, 9.25 by 6.5 Inches.

$16.00

Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid
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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

By Ecott, Tim

Berkeley, California, U.S.A.: Grove Press, 2004. xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$16.00

Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms
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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms

By Gal, Edwina Von

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing), 2004. 148 pgs. Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Lavishly illustrated with color photos by J. M. Hall throughout. Introduction by Ken Druse. "Fresh Cuts" offers one hundred unexpected flora arranging ideas gleaned from foraging expeditions, nature walks or backyard strolls. In addition, the text offers anecdotes, facts, observations and folklore along with practical guidance for the care and maintenance of the plant materials used to craft the arrangements. Contains new material on flower arranging and an updated source guide. ISBN 1579652662. #1726.. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. Illus. by John M. Hall. Small 4to..

$14.00

Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants
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Ingenious Kingdom : The Remarkable World of Plants

By Northen, Henry and Northen Rebecca

New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1971. xii. 274 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Ex-library with the usual markings and stamps on fore edges, title and copyright pages and endpapers, else minor shelf wear with clean and unmarked text. Jacket in very nice condition, minimal signs of wear. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings by Stanley Wyatt. Chapters: Ingenious Kingdom, The Coming of Life, Algae, Viruses and Bacteria, True Fungi, Slime Molds, and Lichens, Mosses, Ferns and Their Relatives, The Ancient and Honorable Order of Conifers, Flowering Plants, Fruits and Seeds, The Engineering and Design of Plants, Hormones, Calendars and Clocks, Adaptations to Environment, Forests, Grasslands, Tundras and Deserts, Succession and Competition, War and Peace Among Plants and Animals, Guarding Our Environment, Index. ISBN 0134648595. #1695.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Stanley Wyatt. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall. Ex-Library.

$16.00

The Orchid in Lore and Legend.
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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

By Berliocchi, Luigi

Oregon: Timber Press, 2001. 8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cultivation. Chapters: myths and legends, from prehistory to history, patrons and hunters, arts and customs (literature, art, magic, religion, medicine, edible orchid products), the plant (habitat, plant structure and behavior), the genera (Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Epidendrum, Enciclia, Laelia, Miltonia and Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum and other slipper-orchids, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, European Orchids), growing orchids, sources, index of orchids. ISBN 0881924911. #1678.. Second Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Healing Gardens
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Healing Gardens

By Rawlings, Rory

Wisconsin: Willow Creek Press, 1998. 4to. 176 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Color photographs throughout. Introduction, followed by nicely presented sections on holistic gardening, feng shui, color therapy, herbalism, aromatherapy, meditation, designing a zen garden, resources, suggested reading, index. ISBN 0572232080. #1075.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.00

Roots of Murder
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Roots of Murder

By Harrison, Janis

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition first edition in Fine jacket. Author's first book, a gardening mystery. A small town widowed flower shop owner becomes rooted in a local murder. ISBN 0312203047. #1037.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.00

Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.
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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By Janson, H. Frederic

Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1996. 8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, organization of fruit literature, Renaissance printings of old and new fruit texts, literary reflectons of a growing fruit interest, early books with woodcuts of fruit, emergence of literary fruit fanciers, fruit literature following the thirty-years war, orchardist-authors to Louis XIV, fruit books generated by commonwealth and restoration, fruit-a topic of connoisseurs, clerics and gardeners, the Jeffersonian literary approach to fruit, writings about unusual and special fruit aspects, fruit literature of the enlightenment and revolution, ushering in scientific fruit literature, evolution and masters of fruit illustration, fruit books for the bourgeoisie: conclusions and outlook. ISBN 0881923362. #773.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Bradley, Regensburg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$36.00