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Catalogue of Botanical Books in the Collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt, Volume II Part II, Printed Books 1701-1800
1 Catalogue of Botanical Books in the Collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt, Volume II Part II, Printed Books 1701-1800
Pittsburgh, PA The Hunt Botanical Library 1961 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Plus No Jacket Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is one of a limited edition of 750 copies only. Composition and presswork by the Anthoensen Press of Portland, Maine. Plates by the Meriden Gravure Company of Meridan, Conn. Green linen-like buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, as well as crisp gilt-stamped decorative images to the spine and front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Immensely clean binding; just a trace of a whitish ring at center of spine [cobweb ghosting?]. 10 x 7.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. With ix and 655 numbered pages, the pages printed in Linotype Granjon to a handsome effect and using red ink as well as black ink. An exceptionally clean interior. Gently read. No remainder marks. There is no dust jacket present. A Very Good Plus copy. 
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The Gardens of Kijkuit, Bosworth, Welles
2 Bosworth, Welles The Gardens of Kijkuit
1919 Hard Cover Very Good Minus Ex-Library 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Genthe, Arnold 
Privately printed by Norman T. A. Munder & Co., Baltimore, MD. Text by the estate architect Welles Bosworth and photography by the celebrated Arnold Genthe. Technically an ex-library copy but with very few of the usual ex-library markings. Quarter spine in red buckram and with semi-stiff olive drab paper hardbaords. Simple black-stamped title to the front board. Bound with purple ribbon ties; in essence stab-sewn in the Japanese manner. The purple ribbin is faded and at one point is cut. The paper boards are lightly soiled. Very gently abraded spine head and tail. Round corners, as issued. 12 x 9.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Handmade Japan-paper pastedowns in floral pattern of soft gray over ivory. With unnumbered pages, including three pages of introductory text and of text and illustrations. With approximately 52 full-page monochrome photoplates. Plates with explanatory text on the opposite page. A few plates with very light marginal fingering marks but on the whole the plates are very clean. Also present is a B&W fold-out General Plan of House and Gardens. Plan no longer bound in. Minor loss along the left margin, not into the plan itself. Tears beginning at the top and bottom of the page fold of the Plan. No library marks whatsoewver to the book binding. Upper corner of first FEP is torn off, less than 1" square. Piece is present if restoration is desired. Punched university library stamp to the title page and also to the colophon page. Accession number in tiny and neat ink hand to the first page of the foreward along the inner edge. Else a clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. A Very Good Minus copy. Unstated limitation. Somewhat rare in any condition. This book features the gardens at Kijkuit, a John D. Rockefeller country estate near Tarrytown, NY. Kijkuit -- meaning look-out -- was the name given by the 17th century Dutch settlers to the hill-top on which the Rockefeller country estate was eventually built. 
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Floreros y Bodegones en la Pintura Española, Catálogo Ilustrado de la Exposición, Cavestany, Julio
3 Cavestany, Julio Floreros y Bodegones en la Pintura Española, Catálogo Ilustrado de la Exposición
Madrid, España Palacio De La Biblioteca Nacional 1936 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Una edición en español y no en inglés. This is a Spanish language publlication; it is not in English. This catalog was created in conjunction with the Exposición de Bodegones, Flores y Frutas en la Pintura Española, organized by the Sociedad de Amigos del Arte, May 11 to June 20, 1935. NOT ex library. Oatmeal-colored linen [or linen-like] binding, with fairly crisp brown-stamped still life design to the front board and with brown lettering to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp and slightly rounded corners. 12.5 x 9.75 inches. Hinges giving somewhat but far from weak; the text block remains firmly bound in. Attractively deckled page edges. With 175 numbered pages of text, interspersed with 27 B&W, tipped-in figures, as called for, and numerous reproductions of artist signatures, and followed by a plates section of LXXXVIII full-page plates, 8 of which are in color. Each color plate with a tissue guard. All plates on medium-weight stock. A few lof the plate signatures are loosening but not detaching. The pages are lightly age-toned, not into the text or plates themselves. There is an inscription in a neat black ink hand, with signature and date, at the top of the front free end paper. Else an exceptionally clean volume, and rather tight. Respectfully read. No dust jacket present and presumed issued without a DJ. A Very Good copy. The publication of this volume was begun in 1936 but was interrupted by the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Publication was completed in 1940. The inscription reads, "A los Sres. de [undecipherable], grandes coleccionistas de Estados Unidos, como pequeño recuerdo durante un[a] estancia en Madrid. Rafael [undecipherable], 10-VI-965." Segun Cavestany, "Además de su significación estética, asumen estos cuadros un valor histórico, documental; definen gráficamente, dentro de su jerarquía pictórica, costumbres sociales, aspectos religiosos, y en general el ambiente de sus respectivas épocas." 
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La botánica y los botánicos de la Península Hispano-Lusitana. estudios bibliográficos y biográficos, Colmeiro, Don Miguel
4 Colmeiro, Don Miguel La botánica y los botánicos de la Península Hispano-Lusitana. estudios bibliográficos y biográficos
Madrid, España Imprenta De M. Rivadeneyra 1858 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Este libro escrito en español y no en inglés; this book written in Spanish and not in English. Printed and bound in Spain. Originally issued in paperback format, now in dark blue hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. With original wrappers preserved, in light blue with black lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 10.75 x 7 inches. With X and 216 numbered pages. Last few pages with dog-ear to the lower corner, quite minor and not into text. Else an exceptionally clean copy, inside and out, and rather tight. Very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition. 
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Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region ([Butterflies of the world), D'Abrera, Bernard
5 D'Abrera, Bernard Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region ([Butterflies of the world)
East Melbourne, Australia Lansdown Editions in association with E.W. Classey 1980 0701810297 / 9780701810290 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Very Good Plus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
The second volume of the multi-volume masterwork, Butterflies of the World. Presumed first printing of the first edition, 1980. Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Darkest green buckram hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 13.5 x 10.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With xx and 593 numbered pages, and including numerous stunning, full-color plates, some full page and all on coated stock. An exceptionally clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and lightly rubbed. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Plus DJ. This volume based on Synonymic Catalogue of the Butterflies of the Ethopian Region. 
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Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology, Introductory Volume., Godman, Frederick Ducane
6 Godman, Frederick Ducane Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology, Introductory Volume.
London, England R. H. Porter 1915 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is the introductory volume for Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology. Biologia was published serially between 1879 and 1915 in quarto and folio. By the time of the publication of the Introductory Volume in 1915, presumed published by R. H. Porter, sixty-three core volumes had been produced. Contents of this Introductory Volume include: Physical Features, etc., of the Area treated; Sources from whence our Material was obtained; Itinerary of Mr. G. C. Champion's Travels in Central America, 1879-1883; List of Completed Volumes, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology; Analysis of Contents of each Volume; Summary of Contents of each Volume; Origin, etc., of the Fauna and Flora of Central America; Maps. True first edition, not a facsimile. This is an English language publication. Author preface dated June 1915. Printed by Taylor and Francis, Fleet Street, London. Presumed later binding [circa 1940s?] in navy blue buckram, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, and with fresh pastedowns and FEPs. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp if slightly bumped corners. A little discoloration to bottom of the rear board, else a generally clean binding. Text block firmly bound in. T.E.G. 12 x 10 inches. With viii, two sepia-tone full-page photo portraits [one of Godman, one of Salvin, both with facsimile signatures], 149 numbered pages of text, plus 8 double-page maps, all but one of which are in color. All text pages on medium-weight matte stock; the maps on heavy card stock. Generally very clean text pages, with the merest hint of age-toning. The maps, completed in astonishing detail, appear immensely clean and without demerits. Respectfully read. A very attractive copy, inside and out, and still quite tight. A Very Good Plus copy. Rare in any condition; indeed scarce even in facsimile. An indispensable volume for collectors of various volumes from the series, With thanks to William Reese Company for the following: "The Biologia is one of the towering achievements of natural history research in the Americas, and remains fundamental to the study of Neotropical plants and animals to this day.... Because of the massive nature of the work and its extended period of publication, and because subscribers could purchase sections of the work without subscribing to the whole, most holdings are fragmentary.... The entire Biologia project was conceived and executed at the highest level of scholarship and production, with almost 900 colored plates. It remains the single greatest published resource for New World natural history." According to Wikipedia, "Frederick Ducane Godman [1834-1919] was an English lepidopterist, entomologist and ornithologist. He was one of the twenty founding members of the British Ornithologists' Union. Along with Osbert Salvin, he is remembered for studying the fauna and flora of Central America." 
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A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, Hyacinth, Rose, and Other Flowers; Including a Dissertation on Soils and Manures, and Containing Catalogues of the Finest and Most, Hogg, Thomas
7 Hogg, Thomas A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, Hyacinth, Rose, and Other Flowers; Including a Dissertation on Soils and Manures, and Containing Catalogues of the Finest and Most
London, England G. and W. B. Whittaker 1824 Third Edition Buckram Good Plus 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Stated third edition, "with additions." Ex library but non-circulating reference book, and with very few of the usual ex library markings. Printed by Cox and Baylis, London. Bound [or rebound early on] in semi-stiff buckram hardboards, tan color, with simple gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Moderately soiled boards but on the whole a presentable binding. The front FEP and the frontispiece illustration are present but detaching, and the formerly detached title page has been unprofessionally mended with archival mounting hinge tape. Else the text block firmly bound in. 7 x 4.5 inches. With xxxi and 327 numbered pages, and with 6 full-page engraved color plates, as called for. A small touch of foxing to some of the plates, quite minor but present. The text pages show mild age toning and scattered very light foxing, mostly in the margins. A bookplate of the Cleveland Garden Center is affixed to the front pastedown. A discreet "for reference" label is pasted on to the rear pastedown. Else a clean copy. Rated a Good Plus copy. The value may be largely in the lovely color plates. 
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On Guano as a Fertilizer, Johnson, Cuthbert
8 Johnson, Cuthbert On Guano as a Fertilizer
London, England James Ridgway 1843 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first [and only?] edition. Printed by Cox and Baylis, London. Technically ex library but a non-circulating reference book, and with no ex library markings, apart from a handsome bookplate. Perhaps originally issued unbound. Now bound in late 19th or early 20th century binding of tan half-buckram with handsome marbled paper hardboards. With simple gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. An exceptionally clean and presentable binding. The text block firmly bound in. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. With 44 numbered pages but note that the pages are also numbered, in a neat ink hand in the upper corner of each page, 201-244. Moderate age toning to most of the pages. A bookplate of the Cleveland Garden Center is affixed to the front pastedown. Else a clean copy. Rated a Very Good copy. Scarce in any condition. 
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Landseer's Etchings, Landseer, Edwin
9 Landseer, Edwin Landseer's Etchings
London, England E. Gambart & Co. 1848 First Edition Half-Leather Good Minus Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Landseer, Edwin Signed by Illustrator
Landseer, Sir Edwin Henry [1802- 73]. India paper etchings by Landseer, England's most famous animal painter/etcher. A number of the etchings are signed [initialled] by the artist. "Proof before the number at top right hand corner." Lacking a title page or text pages. Undoubtedly a first edition by Gambart, no date stated but published in 1848. This marks the first time when these prints were published in collated form by anyone. No limitation statement, but Allibone states that 100 copies issued in 1848. Contemporary medium brown half leather, with boards of marbled paper. Hubbed spine with gilt-stamped title. The binding is quite worn, there are large losses at the spine head and tail, and the joints are split. A.E.G. Volume about 19 x 13 inches, and containing 17 copper-plate etchings by Landseer. The prints were created between 1822 and 1826, and all were etched by the artist himself. [Quite a few Landseer prints were etched, lithographed or engraved by others.] N 1 Return from deer stalking [1826]; N 2 Game card [1825], a later state with ruled lines and heading Woburn Abbey; N 3 Game card [1825], ditto; N 4 Landscape, a doorway under a tree in front water with a swan, Signed [/s/] EL [1825]; N 5 The sweeps, /s/ EL [1822]; N 6 The frog [AKA Dogs worrying a frog], /s/ EL 1822; N 7 Low life [1822]; N 8 The traveller's rest [1825]; N 9 The mountain torrent, /s/ EL [1825]; N 10 The watchman, /s/ EL 1825; N 11 The four dogs [heads] [AKA four Irish greyhounds], /s/ EL 1825; N 12 The donkeys, /s/ EL 1824 & Old horses, /s/ EL 1821[?], the two on one plate; N 13 The ladies' pets, /s/ EL 1823; N 14 The beggar, /s/ EL [1824]; N 15 The warren, /s/ EL 1826; N 16 The eagle, /s/ EL 1825; N 17 Highland shepherd's dog, /s/ EL 1824, possible later state with background retouched by J. Landseer, the artist's father. These are etchings pulled on India paper using the chine-collé process to bond the etchings on to thick, heavy under-sheets. As to most plates, a warm beige background color behind the image. Each sheet 48 x 32 cm. Most sheets with the Gambart blind-stamp in the lower margin. All sheets with tissue guards. The sheet margins are all quite foxed but, as to the impressions themselves, many of the images have scant foxing, perhaps on account of the putative overlay. A few of the images with moderate to pronounced foxing, especially N 1. Mounted to the front FEP is a handwritten note, "This beautiful Series of Etchings by Mr. Edwin Landseer, the great painter of Animal Life, were etched by him nearly Thirty years since. Single impressions before their publication for sale in 1848 have been sold for eight and even ten guineas each, so highly were they prized. Few impressions having been taken from the plates previously to publication rendered them highly prized curiosities to Amateurs." No doubt Landseer pulled etchings from the copper plates between the time of making each copper plate and 1848, the first publication year. Quantity and distribution unknown but believed quite limited. Though etchings by Landseer are far from numerous the engravings and etchings after his works are otherwise. It became the fashion in the second half of the 19th century to collect these. An interesting association copy. Front pastedown with the handsome armorial bookplate of John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick [1770-1859]. Lord Northwick was an English peer, a prominent landowner and a collector of art works. It seems highly likely that he would have acquired this Landseer publication new. Sources: The Athenæum: Journal of English and Foreign Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts. No. 1101, December 2, 1848; Mr. Algernon Grave's Catalogue of the Works of Sir Edwin Landseer, London, 1875; Engravings and Their Value: A Guide for the Print Collector, by John Herbert Slater. Gill, London, 1897. 2nd ed. 
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Beiträge zur Gramineenflora Südamerikas, Lindman, Carl Axel Magnus
10 Lindman, Carl Axel Magnus Beiträge zur Gramineenflora Südamerikas
Stockholm, Sweden Kungl. Boktryckeriet 1900 First Edition Thus Buckram Good Plus Ex-Library 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Lindman, Carl Axel Magnus 
An exploration of certain South American flora, this book in German for primary text and in Latin for secondary text, i.e., botanical designations and descriptions. Presumed first edition to be published in German. May have been originally written and published in Swedish. An ex library book at one time in the collection of the library of the Horticultural Society of New York. Printed and bound in Sweden. Possibly originally issued in paperback format, now in medium green buckram hardboard binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board. Noticeably bumped/abraded spine head and tail, and with moderately bumped/abraded corners. 11.5 x 9 inches. With 52 numbered pages of text, followed by 15 full-page B&W plates drawn by the author, as called for. A library call number to the base of the spine, a handsome ex libris plate to the front pastedown, a blindstamp on the page opposite Plate VII, and a library card pocket on the rear pastedown. Else a clean copy. A Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition. Carl Axel Magnus Lindman (1856-1928), was a noted Swedish botanist and botanical illustrator. 
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L'arte di cavalcare con aggiunta Il cavallo attaccato alla carrozza. The art of equestrianism, with addendum.  The horse attached to the carriage. 4 vols., Martinengo Cesaresco, conte Eugenio
11 Martinengo Cesaresco, conte Eugenio L'arte di cavalcare con aggiunta Il cavallo attaccato alla carrozza. The art of equestrianism, with addendum. The horse attached to the carriage. 4 vols.
Salò, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy Tipografia Giovanni Devoti 1894 First Edition Buckram Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Complete in four volumes. Author inscription [but not signature] to the front pastedown of Volume One, in a neat dark ink hand, "To Captain Christie, the author, with kind regards." Preface dated January 1894. Presumed printed and bound in Italy. Text in Italian, not in English. Buff-colored buckram semi-stiff hardboards, with block-style black-stamped lettering to the front boards and spines. Moderately bumped spine heads and tails, with bumped and abraded corners. Moderate soiling to the bindings. 8.5 x 6 inches. Text blocks firmly bound in. With lii, 415 (1); 453 (3); 430 (2); and 455 (1) pages. Rag content [?] cream-colored stock, with deckled fore- and bottom edges to a handsome effect. Almost all pages unopened; hence the book is unread. Volume One with B&W full-page figure showing the skeleton of a horse, with notes. Same volume with two full-page diagrams of "cavalcare" or horse-riding paces and maneuvers. Occasional bubbling or discoloration to the pastedowns, minor. Else an impressively clean interior. A Very Good copy. A first edition is rare in any condition. A classic work about horsemanship, horse training, and driving horse-drawn vehicles. Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano, non in inglese. L'opera si compone di 4 volumi. Indice dei capitoli: 1 Origine e progresso dell arto di cavalcare 2 Dell' arte di cavalcare 3 Natura morale o qualità morali del cavallo 4 Natura materiale del cavallo ossia il suo meccanismo e il suo moto 5 Come il cavallo impara e come gli si deve insegnare 6 Ajuti che servono ad istruire e a comandare i cavalli e loro applicazione 7 Castighi che servono ad istruire i cavalli e loro applicazione 8 Come si insegna al cavallo l'obbedienza 9 Come è la paura nel cavallo e come si deve trattare come si può ìusegnare a non aver paura, et cetera. Buono esempio. Non comune. 
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Elements of Natural History. Vol. I, Part I, Containing the Mammalia., Martyn, Thomas
12 Martyn, Thomas Elements of Natural History. Vol. I, Part I, Containing the Mammalia.
Cambridge, England J. Archdeacon Printer to the University 1775 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good Association Copy 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University, Cambridge. Bound in half morocco, the spine with gilt-stamped title and rules. The leather of a cordovan brown color. The boards in pebbled leatherette of the same cordovan color. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with some slight loss at tail. Lightly rubbed along the gutters. Corners gently bumped and rubbed, especially at the lower front. Strong hinges. Text block firmly bound in. 8 x 5.25 inches. All page edges in a handsome speckled red pattern. Turquoise blue pastedowns and opposite FEPs. With ii, (4), 70 and (12) pages, followed by approximately 25 blank sheets. Author's dedication dated March 25, 1775. Biographical note in pencil at top of a preliminary FEP. Faint semi-crease to upper corner of title page and following few pages. Else the interior is clean and bright. A Very Good copy. Thomas Martyn was an English botanist and Professor of Botany at Cambridge. This book is an early catalogue of animals following the Linnaean system of classification. A curious passage in this book concerns "vulgar errors." It appears that the blank sheets at the rear of the book were originally intended to contain the text for the work, Experiments on the cause of heat in living animals, by John Caverhill, a Scottish physician notorious for his barbarous experiments on animals. The front FEP with the armorial bookplate of John William Willis-Bund [1843-1928]. Willis-Bund was a British historian and local Worcestershire politician. Apparently the author had married into the Bund family. The opposite FEP with the bookplate of Henry Colin Mansel Porter, D.S.O. [1882-1955]. Rear pastedown with tiny stamp of bookseller T. Vickers-Wood, Belgrave Road. 
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The New Practical Window Gardener, Mollison, John
13 Mollison, John The New Practical Window Gardener
London, England Groombridge and Sons 1879 Presumed First Edition Decorative Cloth Good Plus 
Printed by J. E. Adlard, Bartholomew Close, London, printer of numerous botany-themed books. 7.5 x 4.75 inches. Deep blue buckram binding with gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and spine. The front board with an elaborate and charming color design of a window with window box and various flowers. The decorative spine discolored by age to an olive drab. Moderately bumped and abraded spine head and tail, and corners. Hinges strong. Text block solidly bound in. A.E.G. With iv and 204 numbered pages, including two chromolithograph plates in vibrant color and numerous B&W wood engravings. Also with about 32 unnumbered pages of publisher's adverts. Slight foxing to the preliminaries. Else very clean and rather tight copy. No remainder marks. Respectfully read. A Good Plus copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Quelques observations de morphologie végétale faites au jardin botanique de Christiania, Norman, Johannes Musaeus; Rasch, Halvor Heyerdahl
14 Norman, Johannes Musaeus; Rasch, Halvor Heyerdahl Quelques observations de morphologie végétale faites au jardin botanique de Christiania
Christiania, Norway Imprimerie de Brøgger & Christie 1857 First Edition Disbound Very Good Minus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Quelques observations de morphologie végétale, faites au jardin botanique de Christiania par J. M. Norman, et publiées avec l'autorisation du sénat academique par H. H. Rasch: Avec 2 lithographies. Programme de l'Université pour le 1er sem. 1857. In French, not in English. Published at Christiania [later called Oslo] in 1857, during the period of the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway. 10.75 x 8.75 inches. Originally issued as a paperback in pamphlet format with string binding, later bound in semi-stiff marbled boards and buckram spine, eventually becoming disbound. Thus again in the original pamphlet state but with the aforementioned binding present. The detached binding with very worn boards and with spine falling apart. 32 numbered pages, plus 2 full-page B&W plates, as called for. Moderate and uniform age-toning, occasional moderate foxing, moderate wear at the corners. The pamphlet itself rated Very Good Minus. Rare in any condition. Johannes Musaeus Norman [1823-1903]; Halvor Heyerdahl Rasch, Royal College of Surgeons of England. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Sinopsis de la flora chilena, claves para la identificación de familias y géneros, Pizarro, Carlos Muñoz
15 Pizarro, Carlos Muñoz Sinopsis de la flora chilena, claves para la identificación de familias y géneros
Santiago, Chile Ediciones de la Universidad de Chile 1959 Presumed First Edition Paperback Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
En español. no en inglés. This edition is in Spanish, not in English. Printed and bound in Santiago, Chile. Prologue dated 1954. With unstated limitation but probably no more than 1,000 copies printed. A second edition, in cloth, was issued in 1966. 10.5 x 7.25 inches. Original paper wrappers with dark green lettering and with tan plant picture, all on a light green background. Moderate weara along the top and bottom edges of the wrappers, including the spine head and tail. Two very small ex lilbris stickers of a previous owner, one on the front wrapper and the other at the spine tail. Else the wrappers are rather clean. The wrappers firmly attached to the text-block. Slight spine lean. Off-setting to the front and rear FEPs, apparently from a previous over-wrapper. The book contains 312 numbered pages of text, followed by CCXXXVIII full-page B/W plates on unnumbered pages 313-800, followed by text pages numbered 801-840. The plates on semi-glossy off-white paper. To the front FEP, tiny stamp of bookshop in Santiago, Chile, as well as previous owner name in neat ink hand. Else the book is clean, inside and out, except as noted. A Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition. A valuable reference work for students of the flora of Chile. Also included is a small pamphleet by Gerard Follmann and Pablo Weisser, Oasis de neblina en el norte de Chile, and a letter from Pablo Weisser dated March 14, 1966, discussing a scientific expedition pertaining to the flora of Chile. 
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Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII, Price, Sarah
16 Price, Sarah Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII
London, England Lovell Reeve & Co. 1865 First Edition Disbound Very Good Plus Fine Art Print Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Price, Sarah 
Offered is Plate XVIII from the Second Series of fungi prints by Sarah Price. This is a mid-19th century [1865] hand-colored botanical lithograph from "Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens. Second Series." This lithograph was etched by Walter Fitch after Sarah Price, and was printed by Vincent Brooks. This is a beautiful, hand-colored lithographic plate, and appears as if it were the original watercolor of Sarah Price. The complete Second Series contained 20 full-page plates, several fungi to each plate, and was originally bound in green textured pictorial cloth boards. Plate size approximately 12.3 x 9.8 inches (310 x 250 cm). The plate with a few tiny, pin-point sized dark or reddish-brown dots, NOT foxing, and in any case trivial. Else we can find no demerits. No tears or creases. The plate newly and professionally mounted with hinge tape on a sturdy archival-quality backing and framed using a lovely light olive mat board, bevel-cut. The print as matted measures a standard 18 x 14 inches. As noted, this book by Sarah Price is the second of a series and it is the more difficult to find of the two. Plate XVIII includes: Figures 114. COPRINUS IIENDERSONI. ln the hot-house at Bitterley Court.; 115. POLYPORUS SQUAMOSUS. On trunks of trees, especially ash.; 116. POLYPORUS SULPHUREUS.; Bitterley. On a gate post. August.; 117. GEOGLOSSUM DIFFORME. In a wood near Ludlow. September.; 118. CLAVARIA INEQUALIS. In a wood near Ludlow. October.; 119. BOVISTA PLUMBEA. In pastures. Very common.; 120. THELEPHORA SEBACEA. In Bitterley Wood, on grass. August.; and 121. AGARICUS RUGINOSUS. Bitterley, in grass-fields. October. Rated a Very Good Plus print in an As New Mount/Mat. 
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Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII, Price, Sarah
17 Price, Sarah Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens, Plate XVIII
London, England Lovell Reeve & Co. First Edition Disbound Very Good Plus Fine Art Print Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Price, Sarah 
Offered is Plate XX from the Second Series of fungi prints by Sarah Price. This is a mid-19th century [1865] hand-colored botanical lithograph from "Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods. Drawn from Natural Specimens. Second Series." This lithograph was etched by Walter Fitch after Sarah Price, and was printed by Vincent Brooks. This is a beautiful, hand-colored lithographic plate, and appears as if it were the original watercolor of Sarah Price. The complete Second Series contained 20 full-page plates, several fungi to each plate, and was originally bound in green textured pictorial cloth boards. Plate size approximately 12.3 x 9.8 inches (310 x 250 cm). The plate with a few tiny, pin-point sized dark dots, NOT foxing, and in any case trivial. 1/8 inch discreet tear at center of bottom margin, scarcely noticeable. No other tears, and no creases. Else we can find no demerits. The plate newly and professionally mounted with hinge tape on a sturdy archival-quality backing and framed using a lovely light olive mat board, bevel-cut. The print as matted measures a standard 18 x 14 inches. As noted, this book by Sarah Price is the second of a series and it is the more difficult to find of the two. Plate XX includes: Figures 126. POLYPORUS HISPIDUS. On a tree, near Ludlow.; 127. POLYPORUS VERSICOLOR. On stumps, branches, etc. July.; 128. POLYPORUS FRONDOSUS. On an oak-tree at Usvatch. August.; 129. POLYPORUS RADIATUS. On trunks of trees.; 130. PHALLUS IMPUDICUS. In woods. Smell very fetid. Rated a Very Good Plus print in an As New Mount/Mat. 
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Ranaculture, Schorsch, Irvin G.
18 Schorsch, Irvin G. Ranaculture
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. George H. Buchanan Company 1933 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author
Presumed first edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front FEP and inscribed thusly, "12-11-40 / To one who doubts -- proof must be given. / Shortwhip Schorsch." The buckram binding has a black leatherette pattern perhaps intended to imitate frog skin. Blind-stamped title to the front board. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Very minimal external toning/wear. The binding is exceptionally clean. 7.5 x 5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With ix and 87 numbered pages, plus 16 unnumbered, perforated pages intended to be used for documenting the identification of new amphibian species. With B&W title page vignette of a frog and with 2 B&W full-page figures and with numerous tables. Author's handsome armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Slight offsetting from the edges of the pastedowns to the edges of the opposite FEPs, trivial. Almost imperceptible wrinkle at the top margin of p. 23, trivial. Else a demerit-free and exceptionally clean volume, and with light evidence of shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. No DJ present. A Very Good Plus copy and in remarkable condition for its age. Rare in any condition; copies are very infrequently encountered. A book of practical information about raising frogs, from the International Frog Farm in Philadelphia, with an in-depth description of frogs, including classification, culture, adaptability, and commercial aspects of ranaculture. Little information is available on Irvin Garfield Schorsch but it is known that his son, Irvin Jr [1927-2014] and his grandsons went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars in Pennsylvania-based businesses and investments. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century, Sirén, Osvald
19 Sirén, Osvald China and Gardens of Europe of the Eighteenth Century
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Ronald Press Company 1950 Presumed First Edition Buckram Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first American edition; author's foreword dated April 1950. Printed and presumed bound in Great Britain. A non-circulating ex-library copy and with few of the usual ex library markings. In the original heavy-duty binding. Medium green buckram binding, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Clean and well-preserved binding with gentle bumping to the spine head and tail and with fairly sharp corners. Some minor fading of the fabric along the gutters. The text block is securely bound in. 12 x 9.25 inches. With xiv and 223 numbered pages of text, plus unnumbered pages of 192 full-page B&W plates. Heavy coated stock for the plates. The text secton interspersed with numerous plans and figures, several in color. No staining, internal foxing or tears observed. A very clean copy, and fairly tight. Gently read. A Very Good Minus copy. A heavy book. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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English Gardens, Tipping, H. Avray
20 Tipping, H. Avray English Gardens
London, England Country Life Ltd. 1925 First British Edition Buckram Very Good No Jacket Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 
Distributed in the USA by Charles Scribner's Sons. Printed and presumed bound in Great Britain. Printed on heavy, semi-glossy stock. Quarter spine in olive drab buckram and with pea green buckram hardbaords. Simple gilt-stamped title to the front board, and with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. The buckram spine with noticeable moisture discoloration along the rear gutter, a cosmetic issue only. Else a clean binding overall. Gently bumped spine head and tail, and with lightly abraded corners. 15.5 x 11 inches. Text block firmly bound in. A.E.G. Handsome green marble-pattern pastedowns and FEPs, and with no trace of moisture damage, hence no tidewater marks. With lxiv and 375 numbered pages. With lxix B&W illustrations interspersed in the introductory text and with 521 numbered monochrome photoplates in the main section, a number of which are full-page. Moderate page rippling to approximately the last 50 pages of the book. Attractive B&W ex libris plate of Herman Schwarz neatly affixed to the front pastedown. Else an exceptionally clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. A Very Good copy. Unstated limitation. A very heavy volume. This book features the gardens from 52 English estates and grounds. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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