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Sketches for the Flora, Keble Martin, W. (with text by John Caldwell and foreword by Wilfrid Blunt)
Sketches for the Flora
Keble Martin, W. (with text by John Caldwell and foreword by Wilfrid Blunt)
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The Illustrated Flora of Britain and Northern Europe, Blamey, Marjorie & Grey-Wilson, Christopher
The Illustrated Flora of Britain and Northern Europe
Blamey, Marjorie & Grey-Wilson, Christopher
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Orchideen - 24 farbtafeln nach aquarellen von Franz Xaver Brunner, Nebel, Gerhard
Orchideen - 24 farbtafeln nach aquarellen von Franz Xaver Brunner
Nebel, Gerhard
3.00 GBP

The Genus Paphiopedilum (Second Edition 1998), Cribb, Phillip
The Genus Paphiopedilum (Second Edition 1998)
Cribb, Phillip
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Illustrated Historical Universal Ampelography - Grape Varieties From Around the World (Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata - I Vitigni del Mondo), Schneider, Anna; Mainardi, Giusi & Raimondi, Stefano [Pierre Viala and Victor Vermorel ; Giorgio Gallesio]
Illustrated Historical Universal Ampelography - Grape Varieties From Around the World (Ampelografia Universale Storica Illustrata - I Vitigni del Mondo)
Schneider, Anna; Mainardi, Giusi & Raimondi, Stefano [Pierre Viala and Victor Vermorel ; Giorgio Gallesio]
350.00 GBP

Drawings of Florida Orchids, Ames, Blanche & Oakes
Drawings of Florida Orchids
Ames, Blanche & Oakes
20.00 GBP

Notre Belle Flore (the Arpad Plesch copy), Rytz, W.
Notre Belle Flore (the Arpad Plesch copy)
Rytz, W.
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Picturing Plants - an analytical history of botanical illustration, Saunders, Gill
Picturing Plants - an analytical history of botanical illustration
Saunders, Gill
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The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine)., (Desmond, Ray. Donald, Duncan. Mathew, Brian.)
1 (Desmond, Ray. Donald, Duncan. Mathew, Brian.) The Kew Magazine, Volume 4 Part 1 - 200TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1787-1987 (Curtis's Botanical Magazine).
Kew, Richmond, Surrey Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Association with Collingridge 1987 Paperback New 
Illustrated, pp 56, red wrappers with portrait of William Curtis on upper cover, very slightly worn. (A celebratory edition, including a FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF CURTIS'S BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, with 6 colour plates. Also a biography of Curtis by Ray Desmond, a note on Curtis at the Chelsea Physick Garden by Duncan Donald, and modern notes on the plants depicted. 
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 22 part 2 (Kew Magazine ) - includes "Some Narcissus from Northern Iberia", Alfonso, Susanna & Garnatje, Teresa
2 Alfonso, Susanna & Garnatje, Teresa Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 22 part 2 (Kew Magazine ) - includes "Some Narcissus from Northern Iberia"
Oxford Blackwell Publishing 2005 Paperback New 
Illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp (56), paperback, a very good copy. [The daffodil article extends to fifteen pages with a map and 10 botanical line drawings. In addition, there are the seven fine botanical colour plates by Christabel King, Joanna Langhorne, Gillian Condy and Linda Gurr, depicting Dendrochilum javierense, Aloe affinis, Clematis urophylla, Maihuenia poeppigii, Lathyrus davidii, Digitalis minor and Primula moupinensis.] 
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Drawings of Florida Orchids, Ames, Blanche & Oakes
3 Ames, Blanche & Oakes Drawings of Florida Orchids
Cambridge, Mass. Botanical Museum, Harvard 1959 Second edition Paperback Very Good 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp x, 190, paperback, covers very slightly worn, but really a very good copy. [The illustrations are mainly line drawings, though some were originally etchings or heliotypes, now converted to lino-cuts.] 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Peppers - the Domesticated Capsicums (New edition), Andrews, Jean
4 Andrews, Jean Peppers - the Domesticated Capsicums (New edition)
Austin University of Texas 1995 0292704674 / 9780292704671 Second edition Cloth As New As New 
New edition. Well illustrated with 34 fine botanical colour plates, a few other illustrations, large quarto, pp (xvi), 186, very clean internally, a very good copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Kew Magazine (incorporating Curtis's Botanical magazine) Volume 5 part 2  - including 'Some Confusing Cassias'  and Some Hawaiian Mountain Plants, Andrews, Susyn; Knees, Sabina & Beckett, Kenneth A.
5 Andrews, Susyn; Knees, Sabina & Beckett, Kenneth A. The Kew Magazine (incorporating Curtis's Botanical magazine) Volume 5 part 2 - including 'Some Confusing Cassias' and Some Hawaiian Mountain Plants
Basil Blackwell for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1988 Paperback As New 
Illustrated, pp 48, a very good copy. [The main two articles are illustrated with a few line drawings. The six fine botanical plates, with accompanying text, are by Mark Fothergill, Christabel King and Pandora Sellars and feature Lemboglossum cervantesii, Dendrathema yezoense, Sarracenia psittacina, Corydalis popovii, Zaluskinskya microsiphon and Arum pictum.] 
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The Kew Magazine, Volume 8 Part 2. (Curtis's Botanical Magazine] (Curtis). Includes articles on Bromeliads and Nepenthes, Argent, George. Andrews, Susyn. Nelson, E Charles. Green, Peter S.
6 Argent, George. Andrews, Susyn. Nelson, E Charles. Green, Peter S. The Kew Magazine, Volume 8 Part 2. (Curtis's Botanical Magazine] (Curtis). Includes articles on Bromeliads and Nepenthes
Royal Botanic Garden Kew 1991 Paperback As New King, Christabel. Bates, Mary. Goaman, Victoria. 
Illustrated with 6 botanical colour plates by Christabel King, Mary Bates etc, paperback, a very good copy. [Includes George Argent on Three Interesting Bromeliads from South America, Peter Green on Ligustrum Sempervirens, Susyn Andrews on Cornus nuttallii, Rosemary Simpson on Nepenthes rajah, and entries by Isobyl La Croix and Kenneth Beckett. Also a 5 page article by Rosemary Simpson on "Plants in Peril : Nepenthes rajah", and for the accompanying article by Charles Nelson - "The Waxing of a Glorious Rajah" which descibes the history of the plant in Victorian times, the wax model which was made of it, and its importance to Glasnevin Botanic Garden.] [PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NOT A COLOUR PLATE OF THE NEPENTHES] 
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The Kew Magazine Volume 5 Part 3, (incorporating Curtis's Botanical Magazine) - includes 'Some Attractive Vireya Rhododendrons', 'Australasian Ferns in Irish Gardens'  & 'Riverine Forests of the Jubba River, Somalia', Argent, George; Maunder, Michael; Nelson, E. Charles.
7 Argent, George; Maunder, Michael; Nelson, E. Charles. The Kew Magazine Volume 5 Part 3, (incorporating Curtis's Botanical Magazine) - includes 'Some Attractive Vireya Rhododendrons', 'Australasian Ferns in Irish Gardens' & 'Riverine Forests of the Jubba River, Somalia'
Basil Blackwell for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 1988 Paperback As New 
Illustrated with 6 colour plates by Rodella Purves and other line drawings, 8vo, paperback, a very good copy. (This volume covers mainly Vireya Rhododendrons. Other articles : The Riverine Forests of the Jubba River, Southern Somalia - by Michael Maunder, (who also contributes Plants in Peril - Ulmus wallichiana), Some Australasian Ferns in Irish Gardens - by Charles Nelson.) 
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The Flowers of William Morris, Baker, Derek W.
8 Baker, Derek W. The Flowers of William Morris
London Barn Elms 1996 1899531033 / 9781899531035 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Well illustrated, large horizontal 8vo, pp 88, a very good copy in dustwrapper. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Japanese Botany During the Period of Wood-Block Printing (The Asa Gray Bulletin, N.S. Vol III number 3-4), Bartlett, Harley Harris, & Shohara, Hide
9 Bartlett, Harley Harris, & Shohara, Hide Japanese Botany During the Period of Wood-Block Printing (The Asa Gray Bulletin, N.S. Vol III number 3-4)
Ann Arbor 1961 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
Illustrated, pp vi, vi, 561, ix, title page slightly soiled, otherwise very clean internally. neatly bound in green cloth, the base of the spine very slightly bumped, otherwise a very good copy with the original paper covers bound in. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Marjorie Blamey's Wild Flowers by Colour - the easy way to flower identification, Blamey, Marjorie
10 Blamey, Marjorie Marjorie Blamey's Wild Flowers by Colour - the easy way to flower identification
London Dorling Kindersley 1997 075130493X / 9780751304930 Pictorial boards Very Good Very Slightly Worn 
Very well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 208, pictorial boards, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is showing the very slightest signs of wear. [The hardback edition is extremely scarce]. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Illustrated Flora of Britain and Northern Europe, Blamey, Marjorie & Grey-Wilson, Christopher
11 Blamey, Marjorie & Grey-Wilson, Christopher The Illustrated Flora of Britain and Northern Europe
London Hodder & Stoughton 1989 0340401702 / 9780340401705 Cloth Very Good Slightly worn 
Very well illustrated, large thick octavo, pp 544, fore-edge very slightl marked, a good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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The Art of Botanical Illustration, Blunt, Wilfrid
12 Blunt, Wilfrid The Art of Botanical Illustration
London Collins 1971 0002130025 / 9780002130028 First Edition Cloth Very Good Slightly worn and frayed 
1971 reprint. Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xxxii, 304, a neat convent library stamp and number on front endpaper, traces of two labels removed, otherwise very clean internally, cloth in excellent condition, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is creased, torn and repaired with sellotape, lacking several small pieces, and now preserved in a removable plastic film. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The Art of Botanical Illustration, Blunt, Wilfrid & Stearn, William T.
13 Blunt, Wilfrid & Stearn, William T. The Art of Botanical Illustration
Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club 1994 1851491775 / 9781851491773 Cloth Very Good Fair 
Very well illustrated in both colour and black-and-white, quarto, pp 368, green cloth with gilt titles on upper cover and spine, slight faint staining around the head of the spine, binding leaning a little, in slightly worn and frayed dustwrapper which is very faded on the spine. A good copy in spite of the minor faults. (This is the new edition revised by W.T. Stearn and published in 1994. It is now becoming extremely scarce. The chapter on the twentieth century has been greatly extended and also includes 126 colour plates [more than twice as many as the original edition] and 140 black-and-white illustrations.The First edition was published in 1950). 
Price: 22.50 GBP
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A Northeast Folio, produced to accompany an exhibition of works by contemporary botanical printmakers at the Hunt Institute, Brindle, John V. & White, James J.
14 Brindle, John V. & White, James J. A Northeast Folio, produced to accompany an exhibition of works by contemporary botanical printmakers at the Hunt Institute
Pittsburgh Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation 1979 First Edition Loose in folder Very Good 
LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 750 COPIES.Comprises brief introductory text and 17 folded sheets, each showing several examples of each artist's work - Grace Albee, Steven Barbash, Gerard Brender a Brandis, Marvin hayes, Jacques Hnizdovsky, Alex Katz, Hugh Kepets, Robert Kipniss, Vaino Kola, Michael mazur, Tjelda Michas, Barry Moser, Lowell Nesbitt, Arcadia Olenska-Petryshyn, Gabor Peterdi, Elaine Simel and Richard Claude Ziemann] 
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The Wild Orchids of Britain, Brooke, Jocelyn
15 Brooke, Jocelyn The Wild Orchids of Britain
London The Bodley Head First Edition Cloth Good Slightly worn and frayed Muirhead & Stephen Bone. Gavin Bone. 
Illustrated with 40 colour plates by Gavin Bone, additional drawings by Muirhead and Stephen Bone, small folio, pp 140, endpapers very lightly marked, otherwise clean internally, buckram rather bleached in places, a little abrasure of the cloth in the bottom corner of the upper cover, otherwise clean and sound, the dustwrapper is a little worn and frayed with some dustiness and age-browning. [Limited numbered edition of 1,140 copies]. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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The Hunter Sketchbook - Birds and Flowers of New South Wales, Drawn on the Spot in 1788, 89 & 90 by Captain John Hunter RN of the First Fleet, Calaby, John (editor) (et al)
16 Calaby, John (editor) (et al) The Hunter Sketchbook - Birds and Flowers of New South Wales, Drawn on the Spot in 1788, 89 & 90 by Captain John Hunter RN of the First Fleet
Canberra National Library of Australia 1989 0642104417 / 9780642104410 Paperback Good 
Illustrated with 100 colour plates, small quarto, pp 251, paperback, a very slight wave to the pages and cover, personal inscription on front endpaper, very slight fading to the spine, otherwise a very good copy. [From the library of the botanical artist Wendy Page, with her blind-stamp on the title page.] VERY SCARCE {A HEAVY BOOK - EXTRA SHIPPING MAY BE REQUIRED} 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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A Book of White Flowers : Twenty-Four Paintings, Cameron, Elizabeth (foreword by Christopher Lloyd)
17 Cameron, Elizabeth (foreword by Christopher Lloyd) A Book of White Flowers : Twenty-Four Paintings
Frenich, Foss K.D. Duval 1980 First Edition Cloth and boards in slipcase Very Good Elizabeth Cameron Signed by Artist
Small folio, pp 8 + 24 fine colour plates, extremely clean internally, cloth-backed pictorial boards in very good condition, the glassine dustwrapper is a little wrinkled, otherwise a very good copy in the original slipcase which is a little marked overall. [Edition limited to 250 numbered copies, signed by the artist.] RARE. [ Elizabeth Cameron became one of Britainís leading botanical artists after making a successful career as a frozen food entrepreneur. She first learned to paint from her governess, but received more formal teaching at the Slade and at St Johnís Wood Art School in London. In 1939 she exhibited landscapes and portraits at both the Royal Academy in London and the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh; but during the war she put aside her brushes and joined the ATS as an ambulance driver. She began painting flowers in watercolour in 1970. She was particularly inspired by the roses, tulips, oriental poppies and rhododendrons at the famous Scottish gardens of Brodick, Glenarn and Inverewe, as well as by the Cameronsí own garden, Allangrange, on the Black Isle. The Camerons travelled the world - Nepal, Kashmir, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, North and South America - seeking interesting specimens for Allangrange, a three-acre garden plus woodland which was occasionally (but is no longer) open to the public. Meanwhile, her botanical paintings were becoming increasingly successful. These were marketed as reproductions by Allangrange Prints, a business she set up with her daughter Kirstie; and in later years Elizabeth Cameronís slight, white-haired figure became familiar at the Allangrange stand at Chelsea Flower Show, where she insisted on keeping to her daily routine of an afternoon nap. On one occasion at Chelsea she was sleeping in the shade of a tree and awoke to find distressed tourists and paramedics poised to revive her; she later made use of a small sign indicating: "Not dead, only sleeping." Her botanical paintings were shown at the Hunt-Mellon Botanical Institute in Pittsburgh (1983), and at the Horticultural Societies of New York (1984) and Boston (1985). She had a number of solo exhibitions in London, and Allangrange Prints regularly took a stand not only at Chelsea but also at the French equivalent, the Courson Flower Show, and at Hampton Court. She also sold at events such as game fairs and the Burghley and Badminton horse trials. She received three Gold and three Silver medals from the Royal Horticultural Society in recognition of her accuracy of botanical detail and pictorial excellence.] 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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The Banks/Cook Portfolio, Carter, Harold B.;  David, Andrew C.E.; (Gilbert, Pamela - editor)
18 Carter, Harold B.; David, Andrew C.E.; (Gilbert, Pamela - editor) The Banks/Cook Portfolio
Melbourne and London Hill House Publishers 1990 0947352060 First Edition Cloth As New 
Limited edition of 500 copies only. Illustrated, folio, pp 112, green cloth, a very good copy. The first trade edition, without the brochure of other illustrations. [Comprises two major essays - "Sir Joseph Banks as the Father of Australia", and "Captain Cook's Second Voyage and His Chart of the Southern Hemisphere", together with two appendices - "Franz Andreas Bauer" and "The Banks Copper Engraving of the Great Pacific Ocean". With two portaits of Banks, two botanical plates (by L'Heritier and Franz Bauer), 10 plates of charts or maps, and seven other plates. 
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Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Volume 29 Part 3 (Kew Magazine) -  with articles on the Ranunculales and Lardizabalaceae, Christenhusz, Maarten J.M.; Fay, Michael F. (edited by Martyn Rix)
19 Christenhusz, Maarten J.M.; Fay, Michael F. (edited by Martyn Rix) Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Volume 29 Part 3 (Kew Magazine) - with articles on the Ranunculales and Lardizabalaceae
Oxford Wiley-Blackwell 2012 Paperback New 
Illustrated, large slim 8vo, pp (101), paperback, a very good copy. ["Ranunculales - Buttercups, Poppies and Their Relatives" is 13 pages in length with eight illustrations. The "Overview of Lardizabalaceae" extends to 42 pages, with 18 coloured illustrations, which is then followed by seven fine botanical plates by Andrew Brown and Georita Harriott, depicting Boquila trifoliata, Akebia quinata, and five Stauntonia species - hexaphylla, latifolia, chapaensis, brachyandra and angustifolia.] 
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Artists' Kew - an exhibition of contemporary works., Cloake, J. & Strong, R.
20 Cloake, J. & Strong, R. Artists' Kew - an exhibition of contemporary works.
Asgill House trust & Friends of RBG Kew 2006 1842461435 / 9781842461433 First Edition Cloth New New 
NEW. Very well illustrated, small slim quarto, pp 96. a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Artists' Kew reveals Kew in its charming detail as well as in its full natural beauty by the Thames. It is about people too: their interaction with those settings, and the settings in turn as public places for simple relaxation and fun as well as the backdrop for enjoyment of botanical delights. Indeed, Kew today is more popular than ever: with visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens and The National Archives, and as a residential community. More than 50 artists particpated in the exhibition on which Artist's Kew is based. The charitable share of proceeds from the sale of their work was in support of Kew's plans to construct a purpose-built gallery to display the world's most important collection of botanical art and manuscripts. The contemporary art shown in this book builds upon Kew's eclectic tradition: to inspire, to excite, to strengthen the foundations of our living heritage and to foster understanding of the breadth of activity in the Royal Botanic Gardens.] 
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