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For rare and antique books on botany and plant biology, look through the rare botany books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the valuable and collectible rare and antique books about botany contain detailed illustrations and illustrious bindings and fore-edges. There are several multi-volume botany book sets, and there is a wide diversity of languages and focuses throughout the rare botany book section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Maria Sabina and Her Mazatec Mushroom Velada by Wasson, R. Gordon

Copy No. 121 in a Limited Edition of 250 numbered copies printed by the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. Includes cloth-bound slipcase (a bit frayed at corners and with some fading to purple cloth), four LP records (all in fine condition) in their slips, the …

From Mycenae University Bookstore


[One Hundred Chrysanthemums] by HASEGAWA, Keika

Kyoto: Tanaka Jihei & Yamada Naosaburo, July & December 1893., 1893. 2 Volumes. small folio. [ff. 27; ff. 27]. text in Japanese. calligraphy by Yusaku. 50 colour woodblock prints of chrysanthemums by Hasegawa (4 double-page, some with added hand-colour).…

From D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB)


The Sentiment of Flowers; or Language of Flora by Tyas, Robert

London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1844. Book. Very Good. Full-Leather. Presumed First Edition. About fine but for rubbing and wear to extremities and folds, and tender rear hinge ( still attached and working ). Green gilt stamped leather, with all edges gi…

From Renaissance Books


Curtis's Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed... [bound with] General Indexes to the Plants Contained in the First Twenty Volumes of the Botanical Magazine... by Sims, John

London: Printed By Stephen Couchman, 1804. First Edition . Half Leather - Hardbound. Good/No Jacket. Contains plates 740 through 786, collated and complete with text; All plates are hand colored, and number 770 is folding; Bound with index of the first …

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


The Botanic Garden; consisting of Highly Finished Representations of Hardy Ornamental Flowering Plants, cultivated in Great Britain; with their names, classes, orders, history, qualities, culture, and physiological observations. Volumes I-VII by B Maund [Benjamin Maund]

London : Simpkin & Marshall, 1825 Volumes I - VII of the 1st edition of Maund's Botanic Garden ranging in date from 1825 to 1836 (Vol VII is undated) with 167 of 168 fine hand coloured plates. It was originally issued in parts and these volumes ar…

From E C Books


PFLANZEN-ATLAS zu Seb. Kneipp's "Wasser-Kur", enthaltend die Beschreibung und naturgetreue bildliche Darstellung van sämmlichen in dem genannten Buche besprochenen, sowie noch einigen anderen vom Volke vielgebrachten Heil-Pflanzen. Augabe II. (Farben-Lichtdruk). Vierte Auflage by Kneipp. -- (KOLB, Otto von)

Kempten,: Verlag der Jos. Kösel'schen Buchhandlung, 1890.. [iv], [92], [vi] pp. Small 4to. Contemporary half chagrin, spine gilt lettered. With 61 plant portraits on 41 coloured plates. A fine atlas of medicinal plants in coloured colllotype, ba…

From Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian books


How to Know the Ferns: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of Our Common Ferns by Parsons, Frances Theodora

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, library markings on spine, front . and rear endpapers, rear hinge cracked.. 1902. Third Edition. Hardcover. xiv, 215 pp. + several pages of publisher's ads at rear. Decorative brown clot…

From Old Saratoga Books


Wild Flowers. by Pratt, Anne

London:: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,, 1853.. First edition. Near Fine. Near Fine Condition. Folio (11.5 x 14 inches). Original publisher's cloth with floral blind embossed decoration and gilt lettering to cover. Faint owner's …

From Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books



London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Third Edition. Hardcover. Original front blank endpaper replaced. Tasteful bookplate of Roger Gates on the front pastedown. Minor loss to the lower blank outside corner of the first dozen or so …

From Charles Agvent


An Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus Vols I & II by John Miller

London: Published as the Act directs & Sold at the Author's House in Dorset Court near Parliament, 1794 A good set in largely contemporary full leather bindings with 190 of 191 plates. Vol I is dated 1794; Vol II has a different title: 'An Ill…

From E C Books


A Guide to British Psilocybin Mushrooms by COOPER, Richard

NP: Hassle Free Press, 1994. Later reprint of the 1977 first edition. Staplebound Wraps. Good +. 21cm x 14.75cm. pp. 32, inc. bibliography to rear. Illust. w/ b&w and colour photographs, and line drawings. An early counterculture text on magic or psyche…

From tinyBook


Atlas der Alpenflora. Herausgegeben vom Deutschen und Osterreichischen Alpenverein. Band II (Tafel 101-200) by Hartinger, Anton

Graz, 1897 1 leaf of contents included. Illustrated with 100 chromolithographed plates. Original decorative cloth binding. 100 fine coloured plates produced in a form of chromolithography by Nenke & Ostmaier. The plates are contained in the origina…

From Louis Caron


DE AGRICULTURA, omnibusque plantarum, & animalium generibus, libri XII. in quibus nihil non experientia comprobatum, by CRESCENZI, Pietro de'. ( Piero Crescentio ):

Basileae: Per Henricum Petrum, 1538, [mense Augusto anno M. D. XXXVIII.. causaque & vires rerum ita explicatae, ut confidamus non solum oeconomiae studioso, & medico, verumetiam philosopho aliquid hinc accessurum. Autore optimo agricola & philosopho Pe…

From Roger Middleton


The Botanical Cabinet, consisting of coloured delineations of Plants from all Countries, with a short Account of each. Directions for management &cc &cc. Volume X by Conrad Loddiges & Sons

London: John and Arthur Arch, Cornhill. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green. Paternoster Row. & C Loddiges & Sons, Hackney, 1824 A scarce complete volume of Loddiges' Botanical Cabinet, with 100 hand coloured plates engraved by Georg…

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