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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


Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen by SPRENGEL, Christian Konrad

Berlin: Friedrich Vieweg, 1793. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (267 x 210 mm). [6] pp., 444 columns, [4] pp. Fine engraved title by W. Arndt and C. Jack after Sprengel and Jack, and 2...

From Milestones of Science Books


POMONA HEREFORDIENSIS, containing coloured engravings of OLD CIDER and PERRY FRUITS of Herefordshire. With such New Fruits as have been found to possess superior excellence. by KNIGHT, Thomas Andrew. President of the Horticultural Society of London.:

London, Printed for the Agricultural Society of Herefordshire, by W. Bulmer and Co. and sold by W. Hooker, 1811.. Accompanied with a Descriptive Account of each Variety. FIRST EDITION 1811. 4to, approximately 310 x 240 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, 30 fine hand ...

From Roger Middleton


American Medical Botany, being a collection of the native medicinal plants of the United States, containing their botanical history and chemical analysis, by Bigelow, Jacob, 1786-1879

Boston: Published by Cummings and Hilliard, at the Boston Bookstore, no. 1, Cornhill, 1817 [-1820]. The sixty color plates are a landmark of American book illustration. Austin, R. B., Early American Medical Imprints, 205. Hard Cover. Three volumes: xi,...

From The Owl at the Bridge


The Ladies' Flower-Garden Of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants by LOUDON, [Jane Webb] [1807-1858]

London: James Nelson & Co. 1860., 1860. 4to. pp. xii, 215. with half-title. 42 hand-coloured lithographed plates. with tissue guards. modern half morocco (light stain to lower gutter margin of first few leaves). Third Edition. Including depictions of ...

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


BRITISH JUNGERMANNIAE Being a History and Description, with Colored Figures, of each Species of the Genus, and Microscopical Analyses of the Parts. by Hooker, William Jackson

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; et al., 1816. Complete with 88 fine hand-coloured engraved plates: numbered. I-LXXXIV and 4 Supplementary plates, engraved by H. W. Edwards from drawings by the author; pp. [xxvii], 20, [2 Index] plus (usually...

From Loe Books


New Zealand Ferns. by Armstrong, C. C. [Mary Ann]

Dunedin, NZ, [late 1870s or 1880s]. Tall quarto (370 x 280mm). Original green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt and black. The contents comprise approximately 56 fern specimens mounted on the rectos of 16 card leaves with scientific names in manuscript,...

From Alembic Rare Books


Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and Intended to Serve as a Continuation of English Botany by Robert Kaye Greville

Edinburgh and London: Maclachlan & Stewart; Bladwin, Cradock & Joy, 1823 A very good copy in 6 volumes dating from 1823-1828, with 360 hand coloured plates. Robert Kaye Greville, 1794-1866, had medical training but an assured income allowed him to...

From E C Books


LE PANIER DE FRUIT bound with LA CORBEILLE DE FLEURS. Ouvrage de botanique et de litterature, orne de vingt-quatre planches coloriees, et de douze Romances graves avec accompagnement de piano, destine aux jeunes demoiselles. by JAUFFRET L.F. and [MIGER (P.A.M.) THE ARPAD PLESCH COPY.::

Paris, chez Perlet, 1807.. FIRST EDTIONS, 2 WORKS BOUND IN ONE VOLUME, 1807. LE PANIER DE FRUITS, ou descriptions botaniques et notices historiques des principaux fruits cultives en France; suivies de differens morceaux de litterature et de morale; ouvra...

From Roger Middleton


The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by select specimens of foreign and indigenous plants by Richard Duppa

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 A very good 3 volume set in part contemporary half leather binding with 240 plates of which 237 are hand coloured. Duppa (1770-1831) was draughtsman and writer who authored a wide range of works. The bin...

From E C Books


Systema Vegetabilium Florae Peruvianae et Chilensis, Characteres Prodromi Genericos Differentiales, Specierum Omnium Differentias, Durationem, Loca Natalia, Tempus Florendi, Nomina Vernacula, Vires et Usus Nonnullis Illustrationibus Interspersis Complecte by Ruiz López, Hipólito (1754-1816) and José Antonio Pavón Jiménez

vi+455+[errata] with index. Octavo (8" x 6") bound in half leather with black and red labels to spine stamped in gilt. Although listed as "Tome Primus", one volume is all that was published. (Palau 281372; Sabin 74006) 1st edition.Hipólito Ruiz, was a Sp...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB


Synopsis Filicum; Or, A Synopsis Of All Known Ferns, Including The Osmundaceæ, Schizæsveæ, Marattiaceæ, And Ophioglossaceæ (Chiefly Derived From The Kew Herbarium). Accompanied By Figures Representing The Essential Character Of Each Genus. (First Printing, 1865) by Hooker, William Jackson

London : Robert Hardwicke, 1865. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. 400 Pp + 9 Color Plates Encompassing 75 Illustrations, With Description On Facing Page Not Included In Book Pagination. First Printing, 1865, Of This First And Only Editi...

From Arroyo Seco Books


The Anatomy of Vegetables Begun. With a General Account of Vegetation Founded Thereon. by Grew, Nehemiah

London: for Spencer Hickman, 1672. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo. Contemporary calf rebacked to style. 3 folding engraved plates. A few contemporary annotations in ink. Sympathetically rebacked with professional repairs to cor...

From Alembic Rare Books


FLORE PARISIENNE Contenant la Description des Plantes qui Croissent Naturellement aux Environs de Paris... by Poiteau, Pierre Antoine; Turpin, Jean Francois

Paris: F. Schoell, 1813. The publication history of this work is difficult to determine though it would appear to have been published between 1808-1813 and then discontinued. It also seemed to have later assumed the name ‘Flora Parisiensis’. T...

From Loe Books


De Historia Stirpium commentarii insignes by Leonhart Fuchs

Lugduni: Balthazarem Arnolletum, 1549 A good copy of the very scarce second edition of Leonhart Fuchs' outstanding work on plants. Fuchs (1501-1566) was born in Germany and was a physician and botanist. This work was first published in 1542 in folio a...

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