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Image for Newsletter of Hamalayan Botany numbers  37, 40, 41,  47 & 49

Newsletter of Hamalayan Botany numbers 37, 40, 41, 47 & 49

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: The Society of Himalayan Botany:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014943

ISBN: 0915-4914

Condition: Very Good


2006 - 2015. A total of 162 pages, large slim octavo, paperback, very good copies. [Includes articles on Pedicularis, Kalinchok, Southern Gansu, Rolwaling, Nautma Tang (Mount Victoria), Ephedra, Darchura etc. 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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Plants Collected by the Vernay Nyasaland Expedition of 1946

By: Brenan, J.P.M. (et al)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: The New York Botanical Garden: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015850

Condition: Good


[1953-1954]. Two volumes, large octavo, pp (455), very clean internally, paperback, covers slightly worn and age-toned, a slight tear to one cover. With the faint pencil signature ot eh Kew botanist peter Taylor on one cover. Includes extensive and detailed plant descriptions. [Extracted from Memoirs of New York Botanical Garden. Also includes L.J. Brass's Report on the Vegetation of Nyasaland.] View more info

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Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society Volume LVI part 2

By: Bunyard, Edward A.; Sutton, M.A.F.; Dr Bauer; Oscar Warburg; A. Baker; J. Davidson; G.W. Leak; Thomas Hay; T.A. Lofthouse

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, RHS: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015508

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp (123) + Proceedings, Index and advertisements, slightly used internally, paperback, covers slightly marked. [Includes The Garden at St Nicholas, Richmond, Baur on Evolution and Plant Breeding at Muenchenberg; Peony cultivation; John Wedgewood's Garden; Flora of British Columbia; Gardening in London; Cistus Hybrids; Plant Hunting in the Sierra Nevada; The Cult of the Tulip in Turkey; Reports of the trials of Dimorphotheca, alpine Phlox and Trollius. 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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An Account of the Herbaria of the Departmeny of Botany in the University of Oxford

By: Clokie, Hermia Newman

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013787

Condition: Fine


Large octavo, pp viii, 280, with 12 plates, an exceptionally fine clean copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine. { 150 pages are devoted to biographical details of plant collectors. } View more info

Image for An Account of the Herbaria of the Departmeny of Botany in the University of Oxford [Ruth Duthie's copy]

An Account of the Herbaria of the Departmeny of Botany in the University of Oxford [Ruth Duthie's copy]

By: Clokie, Hermia Newman

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015776

Condition: Fine


Large octavo, pp viii, 280, with 12 plates, an exceptionally fine clean copy in a slightly marked dustwrapper. [From the collection of the garden historian Ruth Duthie, with her small label on the front endpaper.]. { 150 pages are devoted to biographical details of plant collectors. } View more info

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Plant Hunting in China - a history of botanical exploration in China and the Tibetan marches

By: Cox, E.H.M.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1945

Seller ID: 014887

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 230, slightly worn internally, the hinge at the half-title is weak, cloth faded and slightly worn. 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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Douglas of the Forests - the North American Joournals of David Douglas

By: Davies, John

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Paul Harris Publishing: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014866

ISBN: 0904505375

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 189, (6), the first few pages are slightly waved, otherwise a very good clean copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. 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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John Lyon, Nurseryman and Plant Hunter, and His Journal 1799-1814

By: Ewan, Joseph & Nesta

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, The American Philosophical Society: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015893

Condition: Very Good


Two illustrations and a map, large slim quarto, pp 69, paperback, a very good copy. [Trans.Am.Phil.Soc. Vol 53 part 2]. { Lyon appears to have trained as a nurseryman and gardener, probably on a large country estate near Dundee. He was certainly living in Pennsylvania by 1796 when he joined William Hamilton at Woodlands near Philadelphia as Director of planting. From 1799 he began plant-collecting in the Allegheny Mountains. He did much collection in the state over the next nine years, and left the estate in 1805. In 1806 he took a collection of plants from America to London. Returning to Ame... 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: £4.00

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

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Among the Hills (with dustwrapper)

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Headley Brothers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014795

Condition: Good


First edition, second issue ?? (1911). Illustrated, (including 14 mounted colour plates), folding map, large octavo, pp 326, there is a bruise to the top inner margin of the early pages, the title page and the next few pages have a bruise and crease along fore margin, the bottom edge also has two small bumps which affect very slightly the lower margin of some pages, endpapers a little foxed, otherwise clean internally, blue cloth, again with a slight bruise on the upper cover, otherwise in good condition. With the scarce dustwrapper, which is a little age-toned, and slightly worn and frayed... View more info

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Three Years' Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China

By: Fortune, Robert

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, Mildmay Books: 1987

Seller ID: 014886

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with line drawings in the text and several sepia plates, small octavo, pp xiv, 406, the fore-edge with a tiny mark, otherwise very clean internally, blue cloth with two minute marks, the dustwrapper is very slightly worn. View more info

Image for Yedo and Peking:  A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China. With Notices of the natural productions, agriculture, horticulture, and trade of those countries, and other things met with by the way

Yedo and Peking: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China. With Notices of the natural productions, agriculture, horticulture, and trade of those countries, and other things met with by the way

By: Fortune, Robert

Price: £485.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015336

Condition: Good


First edition. With a folding engraved frontispiece (a little worn and marked, and poorly folded, a little fraying at the margins), eight other plates, 12 illustrations within the text, a folding map at the rear in good condition, octavo, pp xvi, 395, endpapers rarther soiled, title page thumbed and age-toned, contemporaqry half morocco and marbled boards, the paper cover to the boards worn through in places, the leather only a little rubbed. From the library of Compton House, Liverpool, with their stamp on the spine, a label and stamp on the front endpaper, and a few stamps throughout. Unfo... View more info

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The Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society Volume LIV part 2

By: G.P. Baker; H.V. Taylor; A.D.C. Le Seuer; Gertrude Jekyll; Avray Tipping.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, RHS: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015511

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 208 + Proceedings and advertisements, very clean internally, paperback, covers with only very slight wear. [Includes the 98 page Report on the Exhibition of Garden Design and Conference on Garden Planning; Herbaceous Borders; Plant Hunting in Crete; English Walnuts, Roadside Planning; together with the report on the Phlox drummondii Trial.] View more info

Image for Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa. An illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora. Biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors and their activities in southern Africa from the days of the East India Company

Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa. An illustrated history of early botanical literature on the Cape flora. Biographical accounts of the leading plant collectors and their activities in southern Africa from the days of the East India Company

By: Gunn, Mary & Codd, L.E.

Price: £87.50

Publisher: Cape Town, A.A. Balkema: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015298

ISBN: 0869611291

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small quarto, pp xvi, 400, very clean internally, green cloth with very faint scuff marks, otherwise a very good copy. [A work of immense detail.] 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