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Bhutan Stamps, Philatelic Bureau, Department of Posts & Telegraphs
1 Bhutan Stamps, Philatelic Bureau, Department of Posts & Telegraphs
Bhutan Bhutan Postal Corporation 2000 First Edition Decorative Cloth Fine Manuscript 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
The book front cover states, "Philatelic Bureau" and the rear cover logo states, "Royal P. & T. Deptt." [sic], a reference to the Department of Posts & Telegraphs. That Department existed from about 1974 to 1996, when it became the Bhutan Postal Corporation. This booklet of stamps could not have been issued prior to 2000, thus the designation is merely fanciful. Oblong, 6.25 x 9.25 inches. Royal blue silk [or silk-like] fabric binding with crisp white-stamped logos front and back. Ten pages of stamps, all in pristine condition, and with fine tissue guards tipped in. The pages are stiff board in charcoal color. The stamps are slipped in behind transparent Mylar windows. Stamps include: Greetings, Earth Rabbit Year 1999, a large sheet with one stamp and decorative border; Medicinal Plant, a large sheet with four stamps; Lunar Dragon Year 2000, a large sheet with one stamp and decorative border; Flowers of Bhutan, a large sheet with one stamp and decorative border; Rhododendrons, Our Nation's Wealth, a large sheet with six stamps and decorative border; a complete sheet with twelve bird stamps; a complete sheet with twenty-five insect stamps; The Medicinal Flowers of Bhutan, a large sheet with one stamp and decorative border, and flanked by two additonal flower stamps apparently from the same series; a page with six flower stamps and two animal stamps, including 1997 Cuon Alpinus and 1994 Wood Dog Year; and a page with eight flower stamps. 
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Catalogue of Botanical Books in the Collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt, Volume II Part II, Printed Books 1701-1800
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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. Very scarce in any condition. 
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Butterflies of the Afrotropical Region ([Butterflies of the world), D'Abrera, Bernard
6 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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The Tree, Fowles, John
7 Fowles, John The Tree
London, England Aurum Press 1979 0906053048 / 9780906053041 First Edition Leatherette Very Good Plus Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Horvat, Frank Signed by Author
Signed by the author in a neat black ink hand on the title page, "John Fowles 1980." Stated first printing of the first edition. Printed in Italy. Designed by Terry Jones. Medium brown imitation leather hardboards, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Oblong, 9.25 x 11.75 inches. Unnumbered pages, with numerous color photographs of trees, all full-page and on heavy coated stock. Tiny sticker of bookshop affixed to the front pastedown. A trace of pencil erasure to the opposite FEP and the half title page. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. The full-pictorial dust jacket is price-clipped and has much rubbing along the various edges. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good Plus copy in a Good Plus DJ. A non-fiction work of autobiography and essay by the renowned British novelist John Fowles. 
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Biologia Centrali-Americana, Zoology, Botany, and Archaeology, Introductory Volume., Godman, Frederick Ducane
8 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
9 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. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Hawking of Japan: The History and Development of Japanese Falconry, Jameson, E. W.
10 Jameson, E. W. The Hawking of Japan: The History and Development of Japanese Falconry
Davis, CA 1962 First Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine Privately Printed 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is the scarce true first edition of 1962. Unstated limitation but very likely not in excess of 1,000 copies. Designed and printed by Lawton Kennedy, San Francisco. The six color plates made and printed in Japan. Orange buckram binding of nubby, linen-like texture, with crisp brown-stamped Japanese characters to the front board and with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. 10.5 x 7.25 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. With 94 numbered pages interspersed with 6 tipped-in color plates, 5 B&W plates, 19 B&W figures, and decorative headbands in red ink for each chapter. An extremely faint and tiny blemish in the fore-edge margin of p. 87. Else an immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. Clear acetate DJ, A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans, with his initials in soft pencil to the front pastedown. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. "Unique in the English language, replete with fascinating facts and essential hawking information, Dr. Jameson's book should long remain the definitive work on the falconry of Japan." 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Romance of the Cow, Jani, Dahyabhai
11 Jani, Dahyabhai Romance of the Cow
Bombay, India The Bombay Humanitarian League 1938 First Edition Buckram Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First edition, 1000 copies, January 1938, so stated. Printed and presumed bound in India. Beige buckram binding, with black-stamped emblems, lettering and ruling. 10.75 x 7.25 inches. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, with moderately bumped rear corners. Text block firmly bound in. With xvi and 235 numbered pages, and with numerous illustrations, drawings, charts and the like, including several full-page plates on coated white stock. Also included is a pull-out chart, The Dietetic Survey of India. Minor offsetting to the pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Moderate age-toning to the pages. Tiny dog-ears to the lower corner of the last several pages, quite minor. Else an impressively clean copy. Gently read. The original dust jacket survives only in the form of the two flaps, each flap with a publisher's blurb. A Very Good Minus copy. Fairly scarce in any condition. It would be unfortunate to dismiss this book as a mere curiosity or eccentricity. The author makes a serious case for vegetarianism and for protection of the cow. The book is wide-ranging, in-depth and refreshingly straightforward. Persons referenced include M. K. Gandhi: "Among its many contributions, the idea of man's identity with the dumb creation is a unique one. To me cow worship is a great idea which is capable of expansion." 
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On Guano as a Fertilizer, Johnson, Cuthbert
12 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. 
Price: 111.00 USD
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The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana), A Handbook for Beginners with 226 Illustrations, Koehn, Alfred
13 Koehn, Alfred The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana), A Handbook for Beginners with 226 Illustrations
Kobe, Japan J. L. Thompson & Co. 1933 Presumed First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Various 
Author's introduction written in Nara, Japan in 1933. Book presumed printed and bound in Kobe, Japan in 1933. Rear pastedown with book production information written in Japanese. Dark green buckram hardboard binding, with blind-stamped frame lines to the boards and with a lovely and crisp gilt-stamped image of a flower display to the front board. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Mild abrading at the bottom of the lower corners, as from shelf pull. Exceptionally attractive and unsoiled binding. 10.5 x 7.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Lovely color frontispiece tipped in, a reproduction of a 19th century Japanese woodcut by Toyokuni showing a woman making a flower arrangement of plum branches, With xi and 134 numbered pages interspersed with 161 B&W figures, and followed by 64 full-page B&W plates, plus full index.. All plates full page. With the small and handsome sticker of the original bookseller, T. Z. Shiota, to the front pastedown and, to the opposite FEP slight off-setting marks, quite minor. Else an immensely clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. No DJ is present. A Very Good Plus copy. 
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Fragrance from a Chinese Garden, Koehn, Alfred; Wang, Hsiang-chin
14 Koehn, Alfred; Wang, Hsiang-chin Fragrance from a Chinese Garden
Peking, China Lotus Court Publications 1944 Second Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Lin, Yu Ts'ang 
Stated second edition; first edition was 1942. Printed by the Imprimerie des Lazaristes, Peking. Handmade paper-covered hardboards, stab-sewn binding style with orange ribbon. Binding ribbon gently separated at spine tail but holding very tight. Brown titling in Chinese characters to the front board, ch'un fang t'u p'u (an illustrated collection of fragrances). Also with pristine full-color plant illustration inset to the front board. Slight mottling to paper boards from age-toning; rather minor. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, and fairly sharp corners. All in all a very clean and presentable binding. 12 x 9 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 62 numbered pages of text, including poems and stories concerning 18 of China's most revered and beloved plants and trees. Also with 18 tipped-in, full-color plates illustrating those plants and trees.... pine, narcissus, camellia, flowering plum, la-mei, willow, peach, hai-t'ang, tree peony, bamboo, lotus, cinnamon laurel, pomegranate, orchid, grape vine, plant of immortality, persimmon, chrysanthemum. The illustrations are wood-block prints from paintings made for the book by Lin Yu Ts'ang. Impressively clean interior, free of any evident demerits save for very gentle age-toning to the pages. Gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good Plus copy. Scarce in any condition. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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Landseer's Etchings, Landseer, Edwin
15 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
16 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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Representative Flower Arrangements of Present-Day Japan, Vol. IIII, Maeda, Koyo
17 Maeda, Koyo Representative Flower Arrangements of Present-Day Japan, Vol. IIII
Hiraoka, Osaka, Japan Hanano-Shiori-Sha 1940 Presumed First Edition Cloth Very Good Plus Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Kawahara, Etsujin 
Vol. IIII (IV) of a series. This publication is bilingual in English and Japanese. Preface dated Autumn, Showa 15. Printed and bound in Japan. Golden-beige silk [or silk-like] fabric boards with purple ribbon ties. Presumed stab-sewn under-binding, with some attractive brocade work at the spine head and tail. With handsome paper title label to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Exceptionally attractive and unsoiled binding. Oblong, 8.75 x 12 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Handmade paper pastedowns/FEPs. With dozens of full-page color paintings of flower arrangements, each with corresponding notes. With the small sticker of the original bookseller, T. Z. Shiota, to the rear pastedown. No foxing or other demerits observed. An exceptionally clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. Very gently read. No remainder marks. In the original medium-duty, plain manila paper slipcase with black-stamped lettering. A Very Good Plus copy in a Very Good Minus slipcase. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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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
18 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. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Elements of Natural History. Vol. I, Part I, Containing the Mammalia., Martyn, Thomas
19 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. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The New Practical Window Gardener, Mollison, John
20 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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