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The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary. Containing an account of All the known Plants in the World, arranged according to the Linnean System. by Thomas Green

Liverpool: Henry Fisher , 1820 A very good 2 volume set of the 1st edition, newly rebound in half calf with marbled boards. With 2 decorative frontispieces, 1 decorative title, and 106 hand coloured plates. The title pages are undated but Vol I has a pref...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Compendium e Plantis omnibus, vnà cum earum iconibus, de quibus scripsit suis in commentariis in Dioscoridem editis, in eorum studiosorum commodum, atque vsum; qui Plantis conquirendis, ac indagandis student. Accessit Præterea Ad Calcem Opusculum by Matthioli, Petri Andreae [Matthiolus]

Venetiis (Venice): In Officina Valgrisiana, 1571. Illustrated with many hundreds of half-page woodcuts. pp (14), 922, (13), the title page is laid down and has slight losses, the next leaf is restored at the corner with no loss of text, the preliminary in...

From Mike Park Ltd


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...

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A Voyage to China and the East Indies. Together with A Voyage to Suratte by Olof Toreen and An Account of the Chinese Husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg.; to which are added, a faunula ad florula sinensis by Osbeck, Peter (Pehr) [Translated by John Reinhold Forster]

Horace's Head, Fleet Street, London: Benjamin White, 1771. First English edition. Two volumes, 13 engraved plates (of which 11 are of plants), pp xx, 396; 367, (35), lacking the half-titles, a general age-toning throughout, a few very minor marginal t...

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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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Simplicium medicamentorum ex novo orbe delatorum, quorum in medicina usus est, historiae by MONARDES, Nicolas

1582 Spanish Monardes Historia Medicinal Pharmacy HERBAL Tobacco Coca Cures Nicolas Monardes was a 16th-century Spanish physician who is best remembered for his work 'Historia Medicinal'. Monardes had his educational roots in botany where he studied herb...

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WILD FLOWERS ETCHINGS BY... by Schwartz, Aubrey

[New York?], 1966. [2] leaves plus ten etchings. Quarto (36 x 25.5 cm; 14 x 10"). Loose sheets, laid into folding cloth portfolio. Fine. One of a total edition of 110 copies (including 10 artist's proofs), consisting of ten original etchings (plate size ...

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OPERA QUAE EXTANT OMNIA hoc est, commentarii in VI. libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica materia. by MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea. (Matthioli).:

Basel, Johann Konig, 1674.. Adjectis in margine variis Graeci textus lectionibus. qui Dioscoridis depravatam lectionem restituunt: a Casparo Bauhino. infinitis locis aucti, synonymiis quoque plantarum et notis illustrati. Adjectis plantarum iconibus, sup...

From Roger Middleton


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


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 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 twenty volumes, which was published in 1805; Original boards ...

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Statical Essays: containing VEGETABLE STATICKS; Or an Account of some STATICAL EXPERIMENTS on the SAP in VEGETABLES. by Stephen Hales

Third edition, with amendments. Small octavo, pp xiv, 376, illustrated with 18 engraved plates, very clean and crisp internally, plain endpapers browned, pre-title page detached. Contemporary full polished calf, somewhat marked and worn, the spine gilt de...

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