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A Traveller’s Notes. Or notes of a tour through India, Malaysia, Japan, Corea, The Australian Colonies and New Zealand during the years 1891-1893, Veitch, James Herbert
A Traveller’s Notes. Or notes of a tour through India, Malaysia, Japan, Corea, The Australian Colonies and New Zealand during the years 1891-1893
Veitch, James Herbert
200.00 GBP

Peter Kalm's Travels in North America, Kalm, Peter (edited by Adolph B Bensen)
Peter Kalm's Travels in North America
Kalm, Peter (edited by Adolph B Bensen)
15.00 GBP

Plantae Wilsonianae - an enumeration of the woody plants collected in Western China for the Arnold Arboretum during the years 1907, 1908 and 1910 (3 volumes), Sargent, Charles Sprague (editor). [E.H. Wilsom]
Plantae Wilsonianae - an enumeration of the woody plants collected in Western China for the Arnold Arboretum during the years 1907, 1908 and 1910 (3 volumes)
Sargent, Charles Sprague (editor). [E.H. Wilsom]
35.00 GBP

Hortus Veitchii - a history of the rise and progress of the nurseries, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable introductions, Veitch, James H.
Hortus Veitchii - a history of the rise and progress of the nurseries, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable introductions
Veitch, James H.
185.00 GBP

Hortus Veitchii - a history of the rise and progress of the nurseries, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable introductions, Veitch, James H.
Hortus Veitchii - a history of the rise and progress of the nurseries, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable introductions
Veitch, James H.
75.00 GBP

Geoecological Research Vol 3:  Exploration in the Eastern Himalayas and the River Gorge Country of Southeastern Tibet: Francis (Frank) Kingdon Ward (1885-1958) - An Annotated Bibliography, Schweinfurth, Ulrich & Schweinfurth-Marby, Heidrun
Geoecological Research Vol 3: Exploration in the Eastern Himalayas and the River Gorge Country of Southeastern Tibet: Francis (Frank) Kingdon Ward (1885-1958) - An Annotated Bibliography
Schweinfurth, Ulrich & Schweinfurth-Marby, Heidrun
85.00 GBP

The Malay Archipelago, the Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise; A Narrative of Travel, With Studies of Man and Nature, Wallace, Alfred Russel
The Malay Archipelago, the Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise; A Narrative of Travel, With Studies of Man and Nature
Wallace, Alfred Russel
2.50 GBP

A Botanical Pioneer in South West China - experiences and impressions of an Austrian botanist during the First World War, Handel-Mazzetti, Heinrich
A Botanical Pioneer in South West China - experiences and impressions of an Austrian botanist during the First World War
Handel-Mazzetti, Heinrich
28.00 GBP

 

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Alpine Garden Society, Bulletin Number 23 (March 1936) -  Alpine Plant Conference Number.   (Fred Whitsey's copy), A.G.S.
1 A.G.S. Alpine Garden Society, Bulletin Number 23 (March 1936) - Alpine Plant Conference Number. (Fred Whitsey's copy)
1936 Paperback Fair 
Illustrated, pp 136, a bit worn, covers a bit marked and worn. [Fred Whitsey's copy with his bookplate. He was the gardening correspondent of the Sunday and Daily Telegraph for a total of 45 years. A quiet unassuming man, a pacifist, a notable amateur violin player and a great gardener.] 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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The Origins of Plants - the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000, Campbell-Culver, Maggie
2 Campbell-Culver, Maggie The Origins of Plants - the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000
London Headline 2001 074727214x / 9780747272144 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Slightly faded. 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 260, the rear endpaper has a creased corner, otherwise a very good copy in very slightly faded dustwrapper. [In AD 1000 many of the species we take for granted in our gardens and parks were as yet unknown in the UK. Over the past millennium, plant hunters have introduced what we now consider everyday plants, such as rhododendrons from China and gladiolus from Africa and exotics such as the monkey puzzle tree from Brazil. Respected garden historian Maggie Campbell-Culver has researched the provenance and often strange stories of many of the thousands of plants which add colour and beauty to our gardens to produce a gorgeous and valuable book.] 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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New Flora and Silva. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, Cox, E.H.M. (editor)
3 Cox, E.H.M. (editor) New Flora and Silva. Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27
London Dulau & Co Paperback Good 
1928 - 1935. Illustrated, the first four parts are bound in cloth, rather worn and faded and with the bookplate of Alan Titchmarsh, the rest are paperbacks as issued, several of the covers are a bit soiled and marked, but contents generally clean. 25 parts. [A good chance to obtain over half of this excellent journal, which ended with part 47, with a stunning array of short monographs, plant-hunting etc, by Jekyll, Wilson, Bean, Bunyard, Ingram, Johnston, Stern etc. Of note is E.H. Wilson on Korean plants, Collingwood Ingram on forest vegetation of Tenerife, Lawrence Johnston on Plants of Kilimanjaro, Wilson again on Formosa, Lady Moore on Rowallane, A.B. Jackson on British elms, Comber on collecting in Tasmania, and dozens more. A treasure trove of a journal.] . [Very heavy - extra shipping will be required if posting abroad or to remote areas of the UK] 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker - Traveller and Plant Collector, Desmond, Ray & Hepper, F. Nigel
4 Desmond, Ray & Hepper, F. Nigel Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker - Traveller and Plant Collector
Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club 1999 1851493050 / 9781851493050 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Well illustrated, small quarto, pp 286, a very good copy in a dustwrapper showing the very slightest signs of wear. . [An excellent biography of this important figure. He travelled in Sir James Clark Ross's epic voyage to Antarctica in 1839-43, visited Syria & Lebanon in 1860, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco in 1871, and to the Rockies in 1877. His survey produced the first map of Sikkim, which the British Army used for several decades.] 
Price: 12.95 GBP
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And Some Brought Flowers - Plants in a New World, Downie, Mary Ellice & Hamilton, Mary (editors)
5 Downie, Mary Ellice & Hamilton, Mary (editors) And Some Brought Flowers - Plants in a New World
University of Toronto Press 1980 0802023630 / 9780802023636 First Edition Cloth Good Slightly worn and browned E.J. Revell 
Illustrated with delicate watercolours by E.J. Revell, large octavo, pp xvi, 164, fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, decorated cream cloth, very slightly marked, a good copy in a slightly worn and age-toned dustwrapper. [Aspects of the flora of North America, particularly Canada, as perceived by the early settlers, using contenporary accounts. When Martin Frobisher reached the coast of North America in 1576 'he commanded his company, if by any possible means they could get ashore, to bring him whatsoever thing they could first find, whether it were living or dead, stock or stone...and some brought flowers.' ] 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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Enumeration of the Plants Collected at Gebel Elba During Two Expeditions, Drar, Mohammed
6 Drar, Mohammed Enumeration of the Plants Collected at Gebel Elba During Two Expeditions
Cairo Government Press 1936 Paperback Good Signed by Author
Illustrated with 29 photographic plates (poor quality), large 8vo, pp viii, 123, tiny margin missing from top of title page, a little age-toned and used internally, paperback, a little worn and chipped, the title neatly written on the spine. Presentation copy from the author to the botanist H.H. Haines. VERY SCARCE [An area currently claimed by Sudan] 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Among the Hills - a book of joy in high places, Farrer, Reginald
7 Farrer, Reginald Among the Hills - a book of joy in high places
London Headley Brothers 1911 First Edition Cloth Poor 
First edition, first issue, large octavo, pp 326, rather used and marked throughout, 'presentation copy' blind-stamped on t.p., (a good working copy only, lacking two of the plates and part of the map). 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Rainbow Bridge    [Fred Whitsey's copy], Farrer, Reginald
8 Farrer, Reginald The Rainbow Bridge [Fred Whitsey's copy]
London Edward Arnold & Co 1922 Cloth Good 
Second impression. Illustrated, folding map (torn at a fold, without loss), large thick 8vo, pp xii, 383, slightly worn throughout, cloth slightly worn, marked and rubbed, lower joint splitting at top, neat signature on front endpaper. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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A Journey to the Tea-Countries of China, Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea Hills: With a Short Notice of the East India Company's Tea Plantations in the Himalaya Mountains, Fortune, Robert
9 Fortune, Robert A Journey to the Tea-Countries of China, Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea Hills: With a Short Notice of the East India Company's Tea Plantations in the Himalaya Mountains
London John Murray 1852 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good 
First edition. Illustrated, including one plain and two tinted litho plates, an extra colour title page, pp xvi, 398 + 32pp publisher's catalogue, a few very slight marks internally, a contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp on the front endpaper, slight signs of weakness throughout, but overall very clean, original blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration, very slightly rubbed and worn. An exceptional copy, and rarely found in this state. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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A Residence Among the Chinese: Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea; Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856, Fortune, Robert
10 Fortune, Robert A Residence Among the Chinese: Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea; Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856
London John Murray 1857 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
First edition, illustrated with 5 plates, octavo, pp xvi, 440, a little age-toning and slight marking or thumbing throughout, but otherwise very good, original cloth, slightly rubbed, slight bumping and wear to the corners, very neatly re-backed many years ago, [the front endpaper contains the armorial bookplates of Peter Dowding Prankerd, the book-label of Georgette Lubbock and the bookplate of the Villa Medici] 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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Three Years Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China,: including a visit to the tea, silk and cotton countries: with an account of the agriculture and horticulture of the Chinese, new plants, etc., Fortune, Robert
11 Fortune, Robert Three Years Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China,: including a visit to the tea, silk and cotton countries: with an account of the agriculture and horticulture of the Chinese, new plants, etc.
London John Murray 1847 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good 
First edition. Illustrated, map, extra engraved title page, octavo, pp xiv, (2), 406, (2), a contemporary inscription on the half-title, a slight stain on the first rear blank, otherwise a very clean copy internally, marbled edges, an exceptionally attractive red half morocco binding with gilt panelled and decorated spine. 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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A Botanical Pioneer in South West China - experiences and impressions of an Austrian botanist during the First World War, Handel-Mazzetti, Heinrich
12 Handel-Mazzetti, Heinrich A Botanical Pioneer in South West China - experiences and impressions of an Austrian botanist during the First World War
Brentwood David Winstanley 1996 0952923009 / 9780952923008 First English edition Paperback Good 
Illustrated, quarto, pp xvi, 192, upper corner very slightly bumped, paperback, covers very slightly worn. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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13 Hedge, I.C. & Lamond, J.M. Index of Collectors in the Edinburgh Herbarium
Edinburgh HMSO 1970 0114904308 / 9780114904302 
Frontispiece, pp vi, 147, a very good copy in dustwrapper. (Cross-referenced geographically). 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Of Men and Orchids, Jenny, Rudolf
14 Jenny, Rudolf Of Men and Orchids
Allmendingen, Switzerland Published by the author 2015 9942212329 / 9789942212320 First Edition Cloth New New Privately Printed 
NEW. Very well illustrated, quarto, pp 303, black cloth, a very good copy in dustwrapper. LIMITED EDITION OF 250 COPIES ONLY. Further volumes are promised in the future. A heavy book - extra postage will probably be necessary. ["This is neither a book on how humans grow orchids nor a treatise of how they classsify plants, but an extraordinary look at the bond that unites men - botanists, gardeners, plant hunters, explorers - to the names of orchids and the histories behind their discovery and scientific apprehension. The work is a great step into the realm of history, and orchids are the perfect excuse to expose the efforts, the courage and bravery, the ambition and jealousies, and the indomitable will of those men in the flesh who have made it possible to discover and name the amazing diversity of plants. Each of the 41 chapters that compose the volume tell the story of an orchid (or a few orchids) and a man, beginning with Acineta beyrodtiana and Otto Beyrodt, going through complete biographical sketches of the protagonists and discussing the sometimes complex taxonomy of the concerned orchid species. You will find very acknowledged names in plant history, like the Loddiges and Wendland dynasties, or botanists of the eminence of Eduard Friedrich Poeppig and Achille Richard, or famous explorers like Kegel and Jenman, but you will be also surprised at finding several less known names who compose the extraordinary story of orchidology. Vriese, Comparetti, Haller, Raddi, Loefgren, Lauche and Brade, Moquette and Hasskarl, are just a few of the many characters that are presented in the book, together with the orchids that immortalize their names" - Franco Pupulin.]. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Peter Kalm's Travels in North America, Kalm, Peter (edited by Adolph B Bensen)
15 Kalm, Peter (edited by Adolph B Bensen) Peter Kalm's Travels in North America
New York Dover Publications Inc. 1964 Paperback Good 
[This was originally published in 1937]. Facsimile reprint, two volumes, pp xx, 797, a large folding map, paperback, very slightly worn, original publisher's price sticker on upper covers. [David Sayers' copy, with his signature on the front endpapers.] 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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16 Kingdon Ward, F. Where Our Flowers Come From
London Odhams Press 1934 Cloth Fair 
Illustrated eight page article contained in "Britain's Wonderland of Nature". The complete work runs to 370 pages, endpapers foxed, slightly worn internally, cloth a bit worn and marked. [Also includes two articles by Richard St Barbe Baker, two by Malcolm Burr]. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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The Kew Magazine (Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 7 Part 4 - includes William Colenso, New Zealand botanist - something of his life and work, Le Lievre, Audrey; Andrews, Susyn
17 Le Lievre, Audrey; Andrews, Susyn The Kew Magazine (Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 7 Part 4 - includes William Colenso, New Zealand botanist - something of his life and work
Basil Blackwell for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1990 Paperback New 
Le Lievre's articles runs to 15 pages and is illustrated with a few line drawings and a photograph, (it does not have any colour plates). There are, however, the usual six fine botanical plates (five plant portraits of Acanthus dioscoridis, Espletia schultzii, Pachpodium rosulatum var gracilis, Viburnum japonicum and Rhododendrum russatum) and then one of Cornus "Porlock" to illustrate Susyn Andrew's article on 'The Hybrid Cornus at Underway, Somerset'. Paperback, 50 pages, a very good copy. [One other article discusses a new Crocus species from Yugoslavia - C. rujanensis.] 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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The Golden Age of Plant Hunters   [Richard Fitter's copy], Lemmon, Kenneth
18 Lemmon, Kenneth The Golden Age of Plant Hunters [Richard Fitter's copy]
London Phoenix House Ltd 1968 0460077139 / 9780460077132 First Edition Cloth Good Slightly worn 
Illustrated, large octavo, pp x, 229, fore-edge slightly foxed, covers slightly bowed, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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The Kew Magazine (incorporating Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 2 part 1 - includes Searching for Legumes in the Caatinga, south-eastern Piaui, Brazil, Lewis, Gwilym; Halliwell, Brian
19 Lewis, Gwilym; Halliwell, Brian The Kew Magazine (incorporating Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 2 part 1 - includes Searching for Legumes in the Caatinga, south-eastern Piaui, Brazil
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 1985 Paperback As New 
Large slim 8vo, paperback, in very good condition. [The main article runs to 13 pages and is illustrated with a few line drawings. A further short article is by Brian Halliwell - "A Japanese Forest Floor". Six fine botanical colour plates, by Pandora Sellars, Christabel King and Susie Ray, depict Encyclia mariae, Aechmea streptocalycoides, Magnolia 'Albatross', Dionysia involucrata, Rhododendron christii & Dendrobium rarum.] 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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A Botanist in Borneo. Hugh Low's Sarawak Journals, 1844-1846.: Edited and Introduced by R.H.W. Reece and with notes on Hugh Low's plant portraits by P.J. Cribb., Low, Hugh. (Edited By R.H.W. Reece, and with Notes By P.J. Cribb)
20 Low, Hugh. (Edited By R.H.W. Reece, and with Notes By P.J. Cribb) A Botanist in Borneo. Hugh Low's Sarawak Journals, 1844-1846.: Edited and Introduced by R.H.W. Reece and with notes on Hugh Low's plant portraits by P.J. Cribb.
Sabah 2002 9838120650 / 9789838120654 Pictorial boards New New 
Illustrated with 66 watercolours by Low, 8vo, pp vi, 206, a very good copy in dust wrapper. [Hugh Low was one of the adventurous group of nineteenth century European botanical collectors whose commercially-driven expeditions to less-known parts of the globe made enormous contributions to botanical knowledge. Low’s promising collecting career was abandoned in favour of a colonial government posting at Labuan from 1848, but during his two short years in Sarawak he discovered a number of spectacular new orchids and other flowers. Specimens and paintings of these were duly sent to Kew, where his nurseryman father had good connections, and informed the scientific work of its Director, Sir William Hooker. At Labuan, Low’s interests turned to economic horticulture but his expeditions to Mount Kinabalu and other parts of the Borneo coast resulted in the discovery of the giant Nepenthes and numerous other plants. Low’s journals of his time in Sarawak are published here for the first time, together with a biographical introduction by Sarawak historian, Professor Bob Reece, and extensive notes on Low’s botanical discoveries compiled by Dr Phillip Cribb a world authority on orchids. Also published for the first time are 59 paintings from Hugh Low’s collection (including 33 attributed to him) and four possibly by Rajah James Brooke, together with five previously published paintings by John Day. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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