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An essay o...
"C. W.", translated by "O. D." [Wüstemann, E. F.; O. J. Delepierre]
An essay on the mythological and symbolical history of the rose.
London, Trübner, [no date, but 1856 or 1857]. 8vo (22.1 x 14.1 cm). 35 pp., original blind tooled boards with gilt title on front board, and gilt rose vignette on rear board.
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An extremely rare publication on roses - even without any auction record...
Aldini, T. and P. Castelli
Exactissima descriptio rariorum quarundam plantarum, que continentur Rome in horto farnesiano.
Roma, Jacobi Mascardi, [1623-]1625. Folio (30.7 x 21.5 cm). Engraved title page; 117 pp. [x, 101, (vi; index)]; 26 engraved plates. 20th-century green half morocco over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and gilt title.
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Fine illustrations of plants in the first private botanical garden in Europe
[Anonymous naturalist]
Naturhistorischer Atlas. Zu Kaisers sowie zu jeder anderen Naturgeschichte. Enthaltend: zahlreiche Abbildungen zum Gebrauche für den anschaulichen naturgeschichtlichen Unterricht in Land- und Bürgerschulen. Dritte Auflage.
Langensalza, Hermann Beyer, [N.D. but ca. 1875]. Oblong folio (42.0 x 34.0 cm). Printed front wrapper, and twelve chromolithographed plates. Contemporary blind, green, pebbled quarter cloth over marbled boards. Later paper label with gilt title mounted on the front board.
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A surprisingly rare and colourful natural history atlas
[Anonymous, but probably A. Malard]
Manuscript on algae.
No place, no publisher, no date [but ca. 1900]. 8vo (various sizes). 65 original parts with hundreds of handwritten notes and drawings in black-and-white and in colour. All contained in an original portfolio, size 25 x 20 x 9.5 cm.
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A unique manuscript on French algae
Anthophilus, I. [J. G. Mueller?]
Wohlbewährtes Garten-Buch, worinnen nicht nur von vielen seltenen Geheimnissen sondern auch von den Pflanzen, Blumen, und andern Garten-Gewächsen, auch der Baum-Zucht von allerhand ordinären, wie auch besonderes von Zwerg-Bäumen nützliche Anzeige und gründliche Nachricht ertheilet wird von Isodorus Antophilus. Aus dem franzósischen übersetzt, und mit Kupfern versehen.
Luzern und Strassburg, gedruckt auf Kosten guter Freunde, 1758. 8vo (18.0 x 11.2 cm). Engraved frontispiece, title in red and black. [iv], 370, [vi] pp. Eight engraved plates with 12 figures. Chapters with woodcut vignettes. Original wooden panel with paper cover. Printed label on the spine.
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A very rare work dealing with horticulture and trees: Only four copies recorded in OCLC
Traité des...
[Ardène, J. P. de R. d’]
Traité des Tulipes, qui non-seulement réunit tout ce qu'on avoit précédemment écrit de raisonnable, mais est augmenté de quantité de remarques nouvelles sur l'éducation de cette belle fleur.
Avignon, Louis Chambeau, 1760. 8vo (16.5 x 10.1 cm). Title page, viii, 252, [iv] pp.; two engraved, folded plates. Early 20th-century full cloth. Spine with gilt vignette and date; red morocco label with title.
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Contains everything known - in 1760 - about tulips
Die Entdec...
Auer, A.,
Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes oder die Erfindung ganzen Herbarien, Stoffen, Spitzen, Stickereien und überhaupt allen Originalien und Copien... als auch mit natürlichen Farben auf weissem Papiere Abdrücke, dem Originale identisch gleich, gewinnen kann,.. bedarf. Vorgelesen in der mathem. naturw. Classe der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Wien. (Privilegirt am 12. October 1852, Z. 7698).
Wien, K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1854. 4to (33.0 x 25.8 cm). 75 pp. of text in double column in four languages; German, English, Italian and French. With 15 (of 19) nature printed plates and four lithographed facsimile letters at the end. Later blind black morocco over green cloth boards.
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Rare first edition of Auer's most famous publication
Banks, J. and D. Solander and J. Britten
Illustrations of the botany of Captain Cook's voyage round the world in H.M.S. Endeavour in 1768-71. Australian plants.
London, the Trustees of the British Museum, 1900-1905. Three parts in three. Folio (47.5 x 31.5 cm). Title and 102 pp., followed by 320 lithographed plates (numbered 1-318, 41A, and 45A) and three folding maps. The plates are photolithographic reproductions of original engraved proof plates by F. P. Nodder, James Miller, J. F. Miller, and John Cleveley that were never published. The set is bound in uniform black buckram with gilt lettering on spine, reading: Cook's First voyage. Australian plants , and the plate numbers contained in each volume.
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The first publication of the illustrations by Banks and Solander of Australian plants
Les champi...
Bel, J.
Les champignons supérieur du Tarn. Ouvrage couronné par l'Académie des Sciences de Toulouse (Medaillon d'or).
Paris, J. B. Baillière et fils, 1889. 8vo (21.5 x 14.5 cm). 198 [i] pp., 32 chromolithographed plates. Later half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Marbled endpapers.
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A rare work on fungi from southern France
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Paris, H. de Marnef & G. Cavellat, 1588. 4to (22.1 x 15.4 cm). [xiv], 468, 1l. 18th century full tree calf. Spine with five raised bands, compartments rich gilt with floral patterns. Red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers. All edges red.
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Most richly illustrated edition of this influential work on the history, geography, and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Les observ...
Belon, P.
Les observations de plusieurs singularitez et choses memorables, trouvees en Grece, Asie, Iudée, Egypte, Arabie, & autres pays estranges, redigées en trois liures. Reueuz de nouveau & augmentez de figures. Le catalogue contenant le plus notables choses, est en la page fuyuante.
Anvers [Antwerpen, Antwerp], Christofle Plantin, 1555. Small, thick 8vo (14.3 x 9.4 x 4.5 cm). [lxxvi], 375 numbered leaves [= 749 pp.], one printed leaf with the privilege, one larger, folded map/view. Later vellum. Spine with black printed title.
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The most influential work on the history, geography and natural history of the Near and Middle East
Notes on t...
Bentham, G.
Notes on the classification, history and geographical distribution of Compositae.
London, The Linnean Society of London, [1873]. 8vo (21.0 x 13.2 cm). 243 pp., four lithographed plates. Nice contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands. Rich gilt compartments and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.
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A rare work on the systematics of the composite plants