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Image for Alpine Garden Society, Bulletin Number 23 (March 1936) -  Alpine Plant Conference Number.   (Fred Whitsey's copy)

Alpine Garden Society, Bulletin Number 23 (March 1936) - Alpine Plant Conference Number. (Fred Whitsey's copy)

By: A.G.S.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: 1936

Seller ID: 008710


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.] View more info

Image for The Origins of Plants - the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000

The Origins of Plants - the people and plants that have shaped Britain's garden history since the year 1000

By: Campbell-Culver, Maggie

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010309


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 histor... View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Cox, E.H.M. (editor)

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, Dulau & Co:

Seller ID: 006891


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 ... View more info

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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker - Traveller and Plant Collector

By: Desmond, Ray & Hepper, F. Nigel

Price: £12.95

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club: 1999

Seller ID: 002910


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.] View more info

Image for And Some Brought Flowers - Plants in a New World

And Some Brought Flowers - Plants in a New World

By: Downie, Mary Ellice & Hamilton, Mary (editors)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012520


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 ... View more info

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Enumeration of the Plants Collected at Gebel Elba During Two Expeditions

By: Drar, Mohammed

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cairo, Government Press: 1936

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008599


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] View more info

Image for The Rainbow Bridge    [Fred Whitsey's copy]

The Rainbow Bridge [Fred Whitsey's copy]

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co: 1922

Seller ID: 009256


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. View more info

Image for Among the Hills - a book of joy in high places

Among the Hills - a book of joy in high places

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Headley Brothers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013146


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). View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Fortune, Robert

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013143


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] View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Fortune, Robert

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013144


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. View more info

Image for 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

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

By: Fortune, Robert

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013145


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. View more info

Image for A Botanical Pioneer in South West China - experiences and impressions of an Austrian botanist during the First World War

A Botanical Pioneer in South West China - experiences and impressions of an Austrian botanist during the First World War

By: Handel-Mazzetti, Heinrich

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Brentwood, David Winstanley: 1996

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 013045


Illustrated, quarto, pp xvi, 192, upper corner very slightly bumped, paperback, covers very slightly worn. View more info

Index of Collectors in the Edinburgh Herbarium

By: Hedge, I.C. & Lamond, J.M.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, HMSO: 1970

Seller ID: 002199


Frontispiece, pp vi, 147, a very good copy in dustwrapper. (Cross-referenced geographically). View more info

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Of Men and Orchids

By: Jenny, Rudolf

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Allmendingen, Switzerland, Published by the author: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010538


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 h... View more info

Image for Peter Kalm's Travels in North America

Peter Kalm's Travels in North America

By: Kalm, Peter (edited by Adolph B Bensen)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1964

Seller ID: 013135


[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.] View more info

Where Our Flowers Come From

By: Kingdon Ward, F.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press: 1934

Seller ID: 001368


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]. View more info

Image for The Kew Magazine (Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 7 Part 4 - includes William Colenso, New Zealand botanist - something of his life and work

The Kew Magazine (Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 7 Part 4 - includes William Colenso, New Zealand botanist - something of his life and work

By: Le Lievre, Audrey; Andrews, Susyn

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Basil Blackwell for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 1990

Seller ID: 009039


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'. Paperba... View more info

Image for The Golden Age of Plant Hunters   [Richard Fitter's copy]

The Golden Age of Plant Hunters [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Lemmon, Kenneth

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013042


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.] View more info

Image for The Kew Magazine (incorporating Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 2 part 1 - includes Searching for Legumes in the Caatinga, south-eastern Piaui, Brazil

The Kew Magazine (incorporating Curtis's Botanical Magazine) Volume 2 part 1 - includes Searching for Legumes in the Caatinga, south-eastern Piaui, Brazil

By: Lewis, Gwilym; Halliwell, Brian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: 1985

Seller ID: 009042


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.] View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: Low, Hugh. (Edited By R.H.W. Reece, and with Notes By P.J. Cribb)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Sabah, 2002

Seller ID: 003445


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 discov... View more info