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Les plante...
Rothschild, J. (ed.)
Les plantes a feuillage coloré. histoire - description - culture - emploi des espèces les plus remarquables pour la décoration des parcs - jardins - serres - appartements. Deuxième édition ... Nouvelle série.
Paris, J. Rothschild, 1872. 4to (26.2 x 18.5 cm). viii, 124 pp.; 60 fine chromolithographed plates, 60 text engravings. Contemporary crimson quarter calf over red pebbled cloth (by J. Huss). Spine with five raised bands. Compartment rich gilt and with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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A seldom-seen addition
Essai sur...
Saporta, G. De and A. F. Marion
Essai sur l'état de la végétation à l'époque des Marnes Heersiennes de Gelinden.
Bruxelles, Hayez, 1873. 4to (29.0 x 22.7 cm). 92 pp.; 12 tinted lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
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Description of a well-preserved Palaeocene flora
Traité de...
Schimper, W.
Traité de Paléontologie végétale ou la flore du monde primitif dans ses rapports avec les formations géologiques et la flore du monde actuel. Atlas de 110 planches lithographiées.
Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1874. Folio (36.0 x 27.5 cm). 46 pp.; 110 lithographed plates with over 1,800 figures of which about 60 nicely tinted. Original blind-tooled cloth, with gilt title on the spine and front board.
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The atlas of this most important and beautifully illustrated palaeobotanical work
Shivotovski, N. [Shivotovskii, Shivotovsky]
Botaniueskiĭ Atlasŭ [Russian botanical atlas]
St. Petersburg, Izdanie Kartograficheskago Zavedeniya A. Il'ina, 1883. Small folio (32.6 x 24.2 cm). 22 pp., 20 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt bands.
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Rare early botanical atlas in Russian, with fine and large illustrations
Suter, J. R.
Helvetiens Flora, worinn alle in Hallerischen Werke enthaltenen und seither neuentdeckten schweizer Pflanzen nach Linné's Methode aufgestellt sind.
Zürich, Orell, Fuessli, 1802. Two volumes in two. 12mo (14.2 x 8.8 cm). lxiii, 345, [xviii]; 416 pp. Uniform, later vellum. Spines with contemporary red morocco label with gilt title. All edges gilt and embossed with floral pattern.
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A beautiful, handsomely bound copy of the first edition with peculiar embossed edges
Turpin, P. J. F.
Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles. Planches. Botanique. Classée d'après la méthode naturelle de M. Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu. Végétaux, Acotylédons - Monocotylédons - Dicotylédons.
Paris, Strasbourg, Levrault, "1816-1830". Three parts in five. 8vo (19.9 x 12.4 cm). Atlases with indexes and 497 of 501 [106, 82, 309 (of 313)] stipple-engraved plates (nearly all partly or - the vast majority - wholly finely hand-coloured) by Turpin himself. Uniform contemporary half calf over marbled boards, four raised bands with gilt stippled linings, rich gilt spine feet, gilt titles. Marbled endpapers.
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A nicely bound collection of finely coloured botanical plates
Royal Bota...
[Various authors]
Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta: Annals I-XIV [AND] 150th anniversary volume (All published).
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Garden, 1887-1942. Large 4to (34 x 27 cm or slightly larger) and large folio (up to 54 x 35 cm). A complete set of the 14 volumes, bound in 32. All plate volumes, the appendices and the 150 Anniversary volume present, and all except one in the original edition. Text; over 2200 lithographed or heliographic plates, partly hand-coloured. Bound in early 20th century green buckram with gilt title on spines; one volume (the anniversary volume) in portfolio with front wrapper mounted, one volume (XI-1) unbound, as issued, one volume (XIV-2; the last) in brown cloth.
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An extremely rare complete set, spanning more than 50 years of Indian botany
Flora Nori...
Volckamer, J. C. [AND S. Paulli]
Flora Noribergensis sive catalogus plantarum in agro Noribergensi, tum sponte nascentium quam exoticarum... ac medico praecipue Horto aliquot abhincannis enutritarum... [AND] Commentarius de abusu Tabaci Americanorum in Europe novo, quae ipsissima est Chamaeleagnos Dodonaei... [S. Paulli]
Noribergae, Michaellianis, 1700. 8vo (19.1 x 15.9 cm). [xx], 437, [iii] pp.; 25 engraved plates [AND] Strassburg, S. Paulli, 1681. Engraved title page, [lviii] pp, including dedication leaf with coat of arms, portrait of Paulli, 87, [xii] pp.; two large, double-folded engraved plates, related to the making of tea. Contemporary vellum with script titles in a neat old hand on the spine. Edges speckled red.
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Two rare works combined, including Paulli's early, influential study on the merits and dangers of tobacco and tea
De vegetat...
Wahlenberg, G.
De vegetatione et climate in Helvetia Septentrionali inter flumina Rhenum et Arolam observatis et cum summi septentrionis comparatis tentamen.
Turici Helvetorum (Zürich), Fuessli, 1813. 8vo (20.5 x 12.1 cm). xcviii, 200 pp.; one folding table, three folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments at head and food; red morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.
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A rare early work on plant geography in relation to altitude and latitude
Original h...
Weech, S. V.
Original hand-coloured pen & ink drawings and watercolours of flowers.
Germany, not published, 1940-1947. A total of seven original drawings of which four are hand-coloured pen & ink, and three are watercolours. Various sizes. Loose in recent portfolio.
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Unique watercolours of beautiful flowering plants