Palms

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Flore pitt...
Descourtilz, M. E.
Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, ou histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies Françaises, Anglaises, Espagnoles et Portugaises; Peinte d'après les dessins faits sur les lieux par M. J. Th. Descourtilz.
Paris, Privately published by Descourtilz (1827-1829, 1833). In eight volumes. 8vo (20.2 x 12.8 cm). Half-titles, title pages, 2810 pp., 600 hand-coloured engraved plates. Beautiful contemporary style uniform black grained half calf with gilt ornaments and titles on spines.
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€12,000.00
Outstanding Cuban and Caribbean botanical illustrations by the explorer Descourtilz
Les palmie...
Kerchove de Denterghem, O. de
Les palmiers. Histoire iconographique.
Paris, J. Rothschild, 1878. Large 8vo (26.2 x 17.3 cm). viii, 348 pp., 40 fine chromolithographed plates and 228 illustrations in the text. Contemporary half leather binding with decorated gilt spine and marbled boards.
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€1,450.00
A very nice copy in contemporary binding with splendid chromos of palms
Die Palmen...
Seemann, B. [C.]
Die Palmen. Populäre Naturgeschichte derselben, nebst Verzeichnisse aller bekannten und in Gärten eingeführten Arten. Unter Mittwirkung des Verfassers Deutsch bearbeitet von C. Bolle.
Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1857. 8vo (21.6 x 14.6 cm). xii, 258 pp., chromolithographed frontispiece finished by hand, and six fine woodcut plates. Contemporary marbled paper covered boards, spine with rich gilt ornaments and green morocco label with gilt ornaments and title. All edges green.
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€350.00
First German edition of Berthold Carl Seemann's great work on palm trees
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. With 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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€25,000.00
An extremely rare complete set, spanning more than 50 years of Indian botany