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Of Men and Orchids, Jenny, Rudolf
Of Men and Orchids
Jenny, Rudolf
125.00 GBP

The Wood and the Trees - a biography of Augustine Henry, Pim, Sheila
The Wood and the Trees - a biography of Augustine Henry
Pim, Sheila
3.00 GBP

Flowers for a King - the Expedition of Ruiz & Pavon and the Flora of Peru, Steele, Arthur Robert
Flowers for a King - the Expedition of Ruiz & Pavon and the Flora of Peru
Steele, Arthur Robert
45.00 GBP

Africa's Mountains of the Moon - journeys to the snowy sources of the Nile, Yeoman, Guy
Africa's Mountains of the Moon - journeys to the snowy sources of the Nile
Yeoman, Guy
7.00 GBP

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
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
5.00 GBP

A Rage for Rock Gardening - the story of Reginald Farrer, gardener, writer and plant Collector, SHULMAN, Nicola
A Rage for Rock Gardening - the story of Reginald Farrer, gardener, writer and plant Collector
SHULMAN, Nicola
4.00 GBP

A Reunion of Trees - the discovery of exotic plants and their introduction into North American and European landscapes, Spongberg, Stephen A.
A Reunion of Trees - the discovery of exotic plants and their introduction into North American and European landscapes
Spongberg, Stephen A.
10.00 GBP

The Journals of Hipolito Ruiz - Spanish Botanist in Peru and Chile, 1777 - 1788, Schultes, Richard Evans & von Thenen de Jaramillo-Arango, Maria Jose  (translaters)
The Journals of Hipolito Ruiz - Spanish Botanist in Peru and Chile, 1777 - 1788
Schultes, Richard Evans & von Thenen de Jaramillo-Arango, Maria Jose (translaters)
20.00 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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The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, Containing Two Hundred and Twenty Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants., Catesby, Mark; Frick, Georg (introduction) & Ewan, Joseph (notes)
3 Catesby, Mark; Frick, Georg (introduction) & Ewan, Joseph (notes) The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, Containing Two Hundred and Twenty Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants.
Savannah, Georgia The Beehive Press 1974 Cloth in case As New 
50 very fine colour plates, each in card folder with descriptive text, together with a red cloth-bound volume of introduction, reproducing all the plates in black and white, elephant folio, in green folding solander case. A very good copy. SCARCE. [Facsimile of the 1771 edition, and limited to 500 sets]. {Very heavy - extra postage will be required} 
Price: 600.00 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)
4 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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Enumeration of the Plants Collected at Gebel Elba During Two Expeditions, Drar, Mohammed
5 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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The Rainbow Bridge    [Fred Whitsey's copy], Farrer, Reginald
6 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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7 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
8 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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Plant Hunter's Paradise, Kingdon Ward, F.
9 Kingdon Ward, F. Plant Hunter's Paradise
London Jonathan Cape 1937 First Edition Cloth Good 
First edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs, two maps, pp 347, very clean internally, red-brown cloth slightly marked, otherwise a very good copy. [ With the bookplate of John Bond, who was, for over 27 years, in charge of the Royal gardens at Windsor.] 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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10 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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11 Kingdon Ward, Frank Pilgrimage for Plants
London Harrap 1960 
Illustrated, pp 191, fore-edge slightly foxed, cloth very slightly faded, spine very slightly bumped , no dustwrapper. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 30 part 3 (Kew Magazine) - devoted to  trees from China and Japan, Kirkham, Tony; Compton, James A.; Thijsse, Gerard; Nagata, Toshiyuki; DuVal, Ashley;  Crane, Peter
12 Kirkham, Tony; Compton, James A.; Thijsse, Gerard; Nagata, Toshiyuki; DuVal, Ashley; Crane, Peter Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 30 part 3 (Kew Magazine) - devoted to trees from China and Japan
Oxford Wiley-Blackwell 2013 Paperback New 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp (166), paperback, a very good copy. [Ten fine botanical colour plates by Christabel King, Ann Farrer, Kimiyo Maruyma, Sheila Mannes-Abbott, Christine Battle and Andrew Brown, with accompanying text, depict Pinus amamiana, Cupressus torulosus, Cercidiphyllum magnificum, Litsea populifolia, Melliodendron xylocarpum, Dipteronia sinensis, Acer davidii, Cyclocarya paliurus and Eunymus tingens. The plate of Ginkgo biloba is one of eight other illustrations to the article "Ginkgo - Connections with people and Art Across a Thousand Years". Other articles are the 14 page "Paulownia tomentosa: A Chines Plant in Japan" and the 29 page ""The Remarkable P.B.F. von Siebold - his life in Europe and Japan". This brilliant issue commences with Tony Kirkham's "The SICH and other expeditions to China and the Far East, 1982 - 2003.] 
Price: 10.00 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
13 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 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
14 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)
15 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. Lows 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, Lows 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. Lows 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 Lows botanical discoveries compiled by Dr Phillip Cribb a world authority on orchids. Also published for the first time are 59 paintings from Hugh Lows 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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Frank Kingdon-Ward - the last of the great plant hunters., Lyte, Charles
16 Lyte, Charles Frank Kingdon-Ward - the last of the great plant hunters.
London John Murray 1989 0719547350 / 9780719547355 First Edition Cloth New New 
Illustrated, large octavo, pp xvi, 218, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. [Frank Kingdon-Ward was the last of a long line of plant collectors and explorers that began in the 18th century with Sir Joseph Banks, architect of the Botanical Gardens at Kew. Kingdon-Ward's excursions to North Burma, China and Tibet uncovered varieties of such plant species as rhododendrons, primula, lilies and poppies - species which now grow prolifically in English gardens. This account of Kingdon-Ward's life explores his various travels and contributions to botany. The author weaves Kingdon-Ward's own descriptions of his journeys into the text to provide a vivid portrait of a dedicated and remarkable man. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Discovering New World Orchids, Manning, Steve (foreword by Rudolf Jenny)
17 Manning, Steve (foreword by Rudolf Jenny) Discovering New World Orchids
Nantwich Steve Manning 2010 0956559409 / 9780956559401 Cloth New New 
Well illustrated, large quarto, pp 669, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. {Very heavy - weighs 2.5 kilos before packing - extra postage will be required.}. [Many well-documented stories are in this book - of the one-armed Roezl being trapped on an active volcano, of the fashion-concious Ruiz taking a silver chamber pot on his expedition to Peru, of the English collector being murdered by his native wife, of a modest Lincolnshire lass and the bombastic and treacherous German taxonomist. Stories of the Orchid Nurseries of Linden, Loddiges and Low, of Bull, Williams, Sander, Veitch and Booth. A history of Masdevallias and so much more. The stories behind the names of the orchids we grow and love. Neither a cultural guide nor encyclopedia, this book is factual and with over 1,000 coloured illustrations, some never previously published, is a joy to the eye. It contains a wealth of biographical details of both plants and people, and the stories it contains will captivate the interest of non-orchid buffs.] 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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A La Recherche des Varietes Locales de Plantes Cultivees - guide method-ologique   [Alan Davidson's copy], Marchenay, Philippe
18 Marchenay, Philippe A La Recherche des Varietes Locales de Plantes Cultivees - guide method-ologique [Alan Davidson's copy]
Paris Diffusion 1987 2950145108 / 9782950145109 Paperback Very Good 
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 211, paperback, a very good copy. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Hague; from 1973 to 1975, he was ambassador to Laos. While living in Tunis, his wife asked him to look for a cookbook on fish because she did not recognize any of the local varieties. Not being able to find one he wrote one himself. The original manuscript was copied with a stencil machine. A copy reached the British cooking guru Elizabeth David, who passed it on to Penguin Books, which published it in 1972 as Mediterranean Seafood. This was followed by Seafood Of South East Asia (1979) and North Atlantic Seafood (1979), for which he travelled throughout the region, gathering thousands of recipes from Portugal to Iceland.] 
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 18 part 2 (May 2001) - devoted to Plants of Japan  (The Kew Magazine), Mathew, Brian; Cribb, Phillip; Barnes, Peter; Zappi, Daniella; Cooke, David; Bailes, Christopher, & Govaerts, Rafael
19 Mathew, Brian; Cribb, Phillip; Barnes, Peter; Zappi, Daniella; Cooke, David; Bailes, Christopher, & Govaerts, Rafael Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 18 part 2 (May 2001) - devoted to Plants of Japan (The Kew Magazine)
Blackwell Publishing for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 2001 Paperback New 
Illustrated with 9 botanical colour plates, pp 70, paperback, a very good copy. [The whole issue is devoted to Japanese plants. The main article is Peter Barnes' excellent "Japan's Botanical Sunrise: plant exploration around the Meijii Restoration period". This is preceeded by a short article on "Eriobotrya japonica at Kew" and the plates show this plant as well as Erythronium japonicum, Lilium medeoloides, Paeonia japonica, Scutellaria longituba, Heteropolygonatum ogisuii, and three Calanthes - tricarinata, izuinsularis & striata. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 21 part 2 (Kew Magazine) - The Genus Lechenaultia, Morrison, David & George, Alex. ( with Stephen D. Hopper) edited by Martyn Rix
20 Morrison, David & George, Alex. ( with Stephen D. Hopper) edited by Martyn Rix Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 21 part 2 (Kew Magazine) - The Genus Lechenaultia
Blackwell Publishing for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew 2004 Paperback Very Good Nikulinsky, Philippa 
Illustrated pp 76, paperback, a very good copy. [The main article on Lechenaultia runs to 26 pages with six fine botanical colour plates. This issue also includes the second part of Stephen Hopper's "South-Western Australia - Cinderella of the world's temperate floristic regions" - an account of its botanical exploration from Baudin onwards (37 pages).] 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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