COVID-19 Update

October 27, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.

Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Add to want list

Rare Botany Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

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.

An album of original watercolour drawings of Cassowaries, with related manuscript title "Kasuare / Walter Rothschild by ROTHSCHILD, Lionel Walter, Baron Rothschild (1868-1937) - John Gerrard KEULEMANS (1842-1912, artist)

London, 1899. Oblong octavo. (8 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches). Black ink calligraphic manuscript title, manuscript map in blue ink of New Guinea, northern extremities of Australia and the surrounding islands, hand-coloured with a related key beneath to show the d...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


De plantis libri XVI by CESALPINO, Andrea (CAESALPINUS, Andreas)

Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1583. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (220 x 154 mm). [40], 621, [11] pp. Woodcut printer's device on title and at end, woodcut initials, some histori...

From Milestones of Science Books


The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country, by Joseph Dalton Hooker... Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker by HOOKER, Sir Joseph Dalton (1817-1911)

London: Reeve, Benham, & Reeve, 1851. Folio. (19 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches). Title with tinted lithographic vignette, 2 letterpress part titles, 1p. list of subscribers, 1p. preface to part II. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece and 29 fine plates, drawn ...

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms Vols I-III with Supplement by James Sowerby

London : Printed by J Davis [Vols I & II] and B Wilks [Vol III] for the Author, 1798 A very good copy of the complete 3 volume 1st edition including later Supplement, with 440 hand coloured plates on 436 leaves. This work was James Sowerby's follo...

From E C Books


On the Flora of Australia, its Origin, Affinities, and Distribution; being an Introductory Essay to the Flora of Tasmania... Reprinted from the Botany of the Antarctic Expedition, Part III, Flora of Tasmania, Vol. I. by HOOKER, Joseph Dalton

London: Lovell Reeve, 1859. First Edition. Hardcover. London, Lovell Reeve, [November] 1859 [first separate edition]. Large quarto, viii, 128 pages (complete with the half-title). Later half roan and stippled cloth, lightly rubbed at the extremities; a v...

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


Pescatorea. Iconographie des Orchidées by LINDEN, Jean-Jules (1817-1898)

Brussels: M.Hayez for Librairie de Charles Muqardt, 1860. Folio. (17 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches). Volume I (all published). Half-title. 48 hand-coloured lithographed plates by F.Detollenaere after Detollenaere and Maubert. Expertly rebound to style in blue hal...

From Donald Heald Rare 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...

From Charles Agvent


PARADISI IN SOLE PARADISUS TERRESTRIS or A garden of all sorts of pleasant flowers which our English ayre will permitt to be noursed vp. by PARKINSON, John, 1567-1650.:

London, printed by Humfrey Lownes and Robert Young at the signe of the Starre on Bread-street hill, 1629.. With a KITCHEN garden of all manner of herbes, rootes, & fruites, for meate or sause vsed with vs, and an ORCHARD of all sorte of fruit bearing tre...

From Roger Middleton


ABBILDUNGEN In Und Ausländischer Pflanzen [Ms. Title on Spine] by (BOTANICAL WATERCOLOURS)

[Germany: c1835]., 1835. 4to. 237 x 190 mm. 250 full-page watercolour drawings of flowers, each with ms. title in Latin & German & number. with 57 pp. manuscript in German containing a brief description of each flower & 5 pp. manuscript index....

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


Commentario Secundo Aucti, in Libros Sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei De Medica Materia by Matthioli, Pietro Andrea

Venice: Officina Erasmiana, Apud Vincentium Valgrisium, 1558. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio. Bound with: Apologia Adversus Amathum Lusitanum cum Censura in Eiusdem Enarrationes. Venice: Ex Officina Erasmiana, Vindentii Valgrisii, 1558. Contem...

From Minotavros Books


GERANIOLOGIA seu Erodii, Pelargonii, Geranii, Monsoniae et Grieli Historia Iconibus Illustrata by L'HERITIER DE BRUTELLE, Charles-Louis

Paris: Pierre-François Didot, 1787. A superb complete set of the original 44 plates of Geraniologia (no title leaf), all very bright and clean without foxing or other marks, they are in their original uncoloured state and printed on wove paper. Be...

From Loe Books


Florilegium Novum by Theodor De Bry

-"Florilegium Novum" -Full title:"Florilegium Novum, Hoc est: Variorum maximeque rariorum Florum ac Plantarum singulariumunà cum suis radicibus & cepis, Eicones diligenter aere sculptae & ad vivum ut plurimum expressae.New Blumbuch Darinnen allerhand sch...

From De Bry Engravings


[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)


De Florum Cultura Libri IV by FERRARI, Gio[vanni] Battista [1583-1654]

Rome: Stephanus Paulinus, 1633., 1633. small 4to. pp. 5 p.l., 522, [15]index. engraved title & 46 engraved plates, all included in pagination. 2 woodcut initials. contemporary vellum (some light to moderate foxing, some plates & leaves lightly emb...

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


THE NEW BOTANIC GARDEN, Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-three Plants, Engraved by Sansom from the Original Pictures, and Coloured with the Greatest Exactness from Drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Two Volumes [in One] by Edwards, Sydenham

London: Printed for John Stockdale, by T. Bensley, 1812. 29 cm x 24 cm, pp. [vi], 503 (continuous pagination and register), plus 61 vibrantly hand-coloured engraved plates (includes frontispiece). Contemporary navy-blue morocco, both upper and lower cover...

From Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB


Search Rare Books

Book lovers can save on books by joining our Bibliophiles club

Are you a frequent reader or book collector?

Join the Bibliophile's Club and save 10% on every purchase, every day — up to $25 savings per order!