Spermophyta - Flowering Plants

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<em>Euphor...
Bulliard, P.
Euphorbia peplus [from the Herbier de la France]
Paris, published by the author/artist, 1781. 4to-sized (29.6 x 20.4 cm). Single leaf, early colour printing, Printed surface 22.8 x 16.9 cm.
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€150.00
A fine and rare, 18th-century, early colour-printed plate
Monographi...
Camus, E. and P. Bergon and A. Camus.
Monographie des orchidées de l'Europe, de l'Afrique septentrionale, de l'Asie mineure et des provinces Russes transcaspiennes.
Paris, Jacques Lechevalier, 1908. 4to (27.2 x 21.0 cm). 484 pp., 32 lithographed plates. Cloth with gilt-titled morocco label on spine, marbled flyleaves. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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€460.00
A peculiar and little-known work on orchids
Praeludia...
Commelin, C.
Praeludia botanica ad publicas plantarum exoticarum demonstrationes dicta in Horto Medico, cum demonstrationes exoticarum 3 Octobris 1701, & 29 Maji 1702. ex auctoritate Nobilissimorum & Amplissimorum D. Consulum auspicatur. His accudent plantarum exoticarum, in praeludiis botanicis recensitarum, icones & descriptiones.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), J. du Vivie, 1715. 4to (25.1 x 20.2 cm). [viii], 86 pp., with 33 engravings pasted on folded leaves (one double-sized). Rebacked contemporary half goatskin with original speckled boards and original hand-stamped endpapers.
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€8,500.00
A very rare and important work on exotic plants in which the Geranium Africanum is depicted for the first time
<em>Sarcoc...
Curtis, W.
Sarcochilus luniferus. [Burmese yellow orchid].
London, L. Reeve, 1889. 8vo-sized (25.8 x 16.3 cm). Hand-coloured lithographed plate. Printed on one side.
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€45.00
A very nice orchid plate from Curtis' Botanical Magazine
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
The Botani...
Edwards, S.
The Botanical Register: or ornamental flower-garden and shrubbery. Volumes 1-33 [AND] the appendix by John Lindley being the systematic index and sketch of the vegetation of the Swan river colony in Australia. [All published].
London, J. Ridgway, 1815-1847. 34 volumes. Large 8vo (24.2 x 15.3 cm). With 2,707 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates and three plain engravings for a total of 2,710 plates, plus nine hand-coloured engraved plates in the appendix. Very nice half green morocco bindings by Bernard Middleton. Spines with five raised bands, gilt floral vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.
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€29,000.00
A complete set including the rare appendix and bound by Middleton
Atlas d'hy...
Gard, M.
Atlas d'hybrides artificiels de Cistes ( Cistus T.) obtenus par E. Bornet à la Villa Thuret à Antibes. Compenant 41 planches, dont 5 en couleurs horse texte, d'après les photographies de E. Bornet et les aquarelles de Riocreux, précédées de la description de ces hybrides.
Paris, G. Dion, 1933. Large 4to (36.1 x 25.2 cm). 99 pp., 41 plates of which five in full colour. Original printed wrappers. In a marbled slipcase (37.0 x 26.6 x 2.6 cm).
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€250.00
A crisp copy with fine full-colour plates are after water-colours by Riocreux
De beschry...
Kaempfer, E.
De beschryving van Japan, behelsende een verhaal van den ouden en tegenwoordigen staat en regeering van dat Ryk.
The Hague, P. Gosse and J. Neaulme; Amsterdam, Balthasar Lakeman, 1729. Folio (37.5 x 25.0 cm). 500 pp. Half-title, title page explanation, frontispiece (engraved title) by I. C. Philips, letterpress title in red and black; 48 double-sized maps and plates (I-XVII, XXX-XLV, XXIV*, A-BXXVIII, A-BXXIX). Contemporary full mottled calf; spine with six raised bands; compartments rich gilt with fine, elaborate floral ornaments, and red morocco label with gilt title; boards with double gilt roll stamped border, gilt floral corner pieces and central vignettes. Mottled edges.
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€12,000.00
A very good, large paper copy in an exceptional contemporary Dutch binding
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
Annals of...
King, G. and J. F. Duthie and D. Prain
Annals of the Royal Botanical Garden, Calcutta Vol. IX. Part I. A second century of new and rare Indian plants.
Calcutta, Royal Botanical Gardens, 1901. Folio (35.5 x 28.0 cm). Title pages to the volume and part, and to the work itself; frontispiece; ii, 80 pp. 93 lithographed plates, of which 17 double-sized and one finely hand-coloured. All loose, in original portfolio in half morocco over printed boards.
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€650.00
A finely illustrated and rarely seen work
Histoire d...
Malo, C.
Histoire des tulipes. Ornées de 12 planches en couleur, dessinées par P. Bessa.
Paris, Louis Janet, [N.D., but probably 1821]. 12mo (13.1 x 8.2 cm). Title page with engraved and finely hand-coloured vignette, 130 pp., 12 aquatint plates, all finely hand-coloured. Contemporary polished calf, boards with gilt border, blind-tooled floral border and floral vignette, spine with five raised bands, gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€700.00
Tulips, rarer than roses
Familie de...
[Manuscript on cacti]
Familie der Cacteen.
Switzerland, unpublished, 1893-1905. Folio. (ca. 38 x 28 cm). 24 pp. of hand-written text, including an "Eintheilung nach Förster", and loose sheets (some on grey paper) with original hand-coloured illustrations of various Cacteae, similar succulents, and a few other plants, many after specimens in the Botanischer Garten Basel. Text in contemporary paper wrappers.
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€1,850.00
Wonderful original 19th-century watercolours of cacti