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Image for The Gardeners' Chronicle - a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects. Volumes LXI & LXII (1917)

The Gardeners' Chronicle - a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects. Volumes LXI & LXII (1917)

By: N/A

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, 1917

Seller ID: 014345

Condition: Good


Two volumes, large quarto, pp 265; 260, some age-toning throughout but otherwise quite good and clean internally, quarter leather and cloth, scuffed and a bit worn, both volumes are lacking portions of their spines.[Includes two short articles by George Forrest from China.]. {Very heavy - extra postage may be required.} 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

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Primulas - a collection of papers.

By: Balfour, I. Bayley; Craib, William Grant; Wright Smith, William; Forrest, George; Kingdon Ward, Frank; Anthony, John

Price: £27.50

Seller ID: 014599

Condition: Fair


An unusual collection of papers comprising : Bayley Balfour - New Species of Primula (1915). [1916]. Primula et Omphalogramma: Diagnoses Specierum Novarum (1920). Craib, William Grant - New Species of Primula (1919). Primula davidii and its Allies (1919). William Wright Smith & George Forrest - New Primulaceae (1923). William Wright Smith & Frank Kingdon Ward - New Species of Primula From Tibet, with an enumeration of the Primulas collected by Captain Kingdon Ward and Lord Cawdor in S.E. Tibet during 1924 (1926). There are other short articles on new species of Omphalogramma, Chinese Rhodod... View more info

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

By: Campbell-Culver, Maggie

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010309

ISBN: 074727214x

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 260, pictorial boards, the lower corners very slightly bruised, otherwise a very good copy in price-clipped dustwrapper showing the slightest signs of use. [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 st... 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

Image for Frank Kingdon Ward's Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges - retracing the epic journey of 1924-25 in South-East Tibet

Frank Kingdon Ward's Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges - retracing the epic journey of 1924-25 in South-East Tibet

By: Cox, Kenneth, (editor), [Frank Kingdon Ward]

Price: £19.50

Publisher: Woodbridge, Antique Collectors' Club: 2001

Seller ID: 014080

ISBN: 1851493719

Condition: Very Good


FIRST EDITION THUS. Very well illustrated, quarto, pp 319, owner's large bookplate opposite the half-title, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper. [Little explored and virtually inaccessible, the Tsangpo Gorge in south-east Tibet is the world's deepest gorge. Through it twists the Yarlong Tsangpo, Tibet's great river, emerging from below on the plains of India. This is the story of its exploration and the rich plant and animal life found there. Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges , first published in 1926, is the fascinating account of plant-hunter and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward's most important... View more info

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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 possible means they could get ashore, to bring him whatsoever thing they could first find, whether it were living or dead, st... 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

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Exploring for Plants: From Notes of the Allison Vincent Armour Expeditions for the United States Department of Agriculture, 1925, 1926, and 1927

By: Fairchild, David

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1931

Seller ID: 013877

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xxii, 591, very slightly age-toned, endpapers foxed, otherwise a good copy internally, cloth very slightly bumped, the spine is faded and slightly mottled. 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

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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

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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Discovered Alive - The Story of the Chinese Redwood

By: Gittlen, William

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Berkeley & Frankfort, Pierside Publications: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012120

ISBN: 0966921747

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, small octavo, pp 168, paperback, the slightest signs of use to the covers, otherwise virtually as new. [With a presentation inscription on the front endpaper, signed by the author.] Extremely scarce. 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

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 histories behind their discovery and scientific apprehension. The work is a great step into the realm of history, and orchids ... View more info

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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 histories behind their discovery and scientific apprehension. The work is a great step into the realm of history, and orchids ... View more info

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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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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 illustrations to the article "Ginkgo - Connections with people and Art Across a Thousand Years". Other articles are the 14... View more info

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Potted Histories - An Artistic Voyage Through Plant Exploration

By: Knapp, Sandra

Price: £21.50

Publisher: London, Scriptum Editions: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014370

ISBN: 1902686284

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, large square quarto, pp 336, white cloth, an excellent copy in dustwrapper. [This book tells the stories of the adventurous botanist explorers who collected plants under dangerous conditions, which are now commonly grown in our gardens. The paintings have been selected from the archives of The Natural History Museum, London. Every garden plant has a name - it has been discovered by someone, described by someone and has often been the subject of a life's work. Each one has a story to tell, some are from the harshest environments on earth, some have flowers which mimic ro... View more info