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Image for Margaret Mee's Amazon Diaries of an Artist Explorer

Margaret Mee's Amazon Diaries of an Artist Explorer

By: N/A

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013809

ISBN: 1851494545

Condition: Very Good


With three prefaces by Ghillean T. Prance, Richard Evans Schultes & Roberto Burle Marx. Very well illustrated, very large quarto, pp 319, green cloth, a very bright clean copy in a very good dustwrapper which is lightly price-clipped. [A heavy book - extra postage may be needed to some areas.] View more info

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

Condition: 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.] 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

ISBN: 074727214x

Condition: Very Good


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 The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, Containing Two Hundred and Twenty Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants.

The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, Containing Two Hundred and Twenty Figures of Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, Insects, and Plants.

By: Catesby, Mark; Frick, Georg (introduction) & Ewan, Joseph (notes)

Price: £600.00

Publisher: Savannah, Georgia, The Beehive Press: 1974

Seller ID: 009630

Condition: New


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} 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

ISBN: 1851493050

Condition: 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.] 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

ISBN: 0802023630

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: 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. 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

Condition: 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). 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

Condition: 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] 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

Condition: 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. 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

Condition: 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. View more info

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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

ISBN: 0952923009

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 0114904308


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

ISBN: 9942212329

Condition: New


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 Of Men and Orchids - Volume 2

Of Men and Orchids - Volume 2

By: Jenny, Rudolf

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Allmendingen, Switzerland, Published by the author: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013384

ISBN: 994228312

Condition: New


NEW. Very well illustrated, quarto, pp 312, 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

Condition: 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.] View more info

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Plant Hunting in the Wilds

By: Kingdon Ward, Frank

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, Figurehead: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013746

Condition: Good


Illustrated with 8 plates, slim octavo, pp 79, light foxing on the endpapers, heavy foxing on the fore and top edges, otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth in excellent condition, the dustwrapper is age-toned and slightly worn, with an original publisher's price sticker on the upper cover. [ Searching the world for flowers; Guest of a Tibetan potentate; First through the Tsangpo Gorges; Risky hunting for the rare flower; Rafting through Indo-China.] View more info

Image for Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 30 part 3 (Kew Magazine) - devoted to  trees from China and Japan

Curtis's Botanical Magazine Volume 30 part 3 (Kew Magazine) - devoted to trees from China and Japan

By: Kirkham, Tony; Compton, James A.; Thijsse, Gerard; Nagata, Toshiyuki; DuVal, Ashley; Crane, Peter

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell: 2013

Seller ID: 009394

Condition: 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 illus... 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

Condition: 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'. Paperba... View more info