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1 AMOREUX, Pierre Joseph (1741-1824). Dissertation Historique et Critique sur l’Origine du Cachou.
Montpellier: Renaud, 1812. 1812 Signed
8vo. (224 x 147 mm) 56 pp. Uncut, wide margins, author’s signature on the title-page. Pale red paper wrappers; some sun-fading to covers, spine chipped, pencil marking on cover. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. Very good. FIRST EDITION of this rare monograph on catechu, an extract of acacia and several other genus used in dyeing, tanning, manufacture of fibrous substances, and pharmacy. The author seeks to discover who first identified it and where it was first put to its various uses. Catechu (also known as cutch, or cashoo) is an extract of any of several species of Acacia – but especially Acacia catechu – produced by boiling the wood in water and evaporating the resulting brew. The extract is an astringent and has been used since ancient times. When called cutch, it is a brown dye used for tanning and dyeing and for preserving fishnets and sails. [Wikipedia] Dr. Pierre Joseph Amoreux was librarian of the medical school in Montpellier, where he published a great number of works on medicine, natural history and agriculture, including one of the earliest monographs on the cultivation of the olive tree. Wikipedia, “catechu”. NUC cites one copy at Harvard. First Edition. 
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2 BARTLETT, Harley H. Fifty-Five Rare Books from the Botanical Library of Mrs. Roy Arthur Hunt.
Ann Arbor: Clements Library, 1949. 1949 
4to. 55 pp. List of 55 items, facsimiles. Loaned for an Exhibition in Honor of the Botanical Society of America at Their Summer Meeting Ann Arbor, August, 1949. Printed wrappers; extremities worn, else fine. Limited edition of 1000 copies. 
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3 BOITARD, Pierre (1787-1859) & Jules Gabriel JANIN (1804-1874). Le Jardin des Plantes. Description et Murs des Mammifres de la Mnagerie et du Musum dHistoire Naturelleprcde dune Introduction historique, descriptive, et pittoresque par M.J. Janin.
Paris: [G. Barba, 1851]. 
4to. [2], lv-lvi, liv, lvii-lxvi, [2], 427 pp. 56 plates (1 folding, 4 color), numerous illustrations, index; pp. lv-lvi inexplicably bound out of sequence between two plates following the title-page, folding plate torn and missing lower left section, very occasional closed marginal tears. Contemporary half gilt-stamped green morocco over marbled boards, place-keeping ribbon; extremities worn, corners showing, front hinge mended with colored Kozo. Good. Publisher and date not present on title-page, but edition determined via collation match (though without the pp. lv-lvi peculiarity). Boitard was a French botanist and geologist who described and classified the Tasmanian Devil. 
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4 CITTADINO, Eugene. Nature as the Laboratory: Darwinian Plant Ecology in the German Empire, 1880-1900.
Cambridge, et al.: Cambridge University Press, 1990. 1990 0521340454 / 9780521340458 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xi, 199 pp. Photos, index. Blue cloth, silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Fine. ISBN: 0521340454 First Edition. 
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5 EARNEST, Ernest. John and William Bartram: Botanists and Explorers, 1699-1777, 1739-1823.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940. 1940 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Pennsylvania Lives. 8vo. vi, 187 pp. Frontis. port. of John Bartram, later port. of William Bartram, index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover emblem and spine title, dust-jacket; front jacket cover a bit stained. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. 
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6 EMBODEN, William A. Leonardo da Vinci on Plants and Gardens. Foreword by Carlo Pedretti.
(Portland, OR): Dioscorides Press, (1987). 1987 0931146089 / 9780931146084 
Large 8vo. 234 pp. 100 figs. Cream cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket; upper corner of rear cover bumped. Burndy bookplate. Very good. ISBN: 0931146089 Dust jacket present. 
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7 ENDRESS, Peter K. Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1994). 1994 0521420881 / 9780521420884 
8vo. xiv, 511 pp. Photos, illus. , bibliog. , index. Boards, dust-jacket. FINE. FIRST EDITION. Useful study of the evolution of tropical flowers. ISBN: 0521420881 First Edition. 
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8 EVANS, A. H. A short flora of Cambridgeshire, chiefly from an ecological standpoint, with a history of its chief botanists. In: Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. XVI, October 31, 1910 - May 20, 1912.
Cambridge: University Press, 1912. 1912 
218 x 148 mm. Thick 8vo. Pages (197)-284. [Entire volume: x, 696, 31 pp.] 1 plate. Quarter navy morocco, morocco corners, marbled boards, raised bands, gilt spine; spine faded, rubbed. Blind stamp of the Carnegie Institution, Washington. Very good. 
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Silva: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of Timber in his Majestys Dominions:  Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves., EVELYN, John (1620-1706); Alexander HUNTER.
9 EVELYN, John (1620-1706); Alexander HUNTER. Silva: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of Timber in his Majestys Dominions: Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves.
York: Printed by A. Ward, for J. Dodsley, 1776. 
4to. [lvi], 649, [ix] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author (signed by F. Bartolozzi), 40 copper-engraved plates by John Miller (1 double-page plate included), letterpress folding table, subscribers list, index; large waterstain affecting half the volume. Original full calf, elaborate gilt-stamped spine and gilt ruled borders; joints reinforced with kozo, extremities worn. Ownership signatures of Henry J. Baxter, Norwich; Heynes Hardwicke, [Esq., of Saxlingham, Norfolk Co.] 1869. Good copy of what was originally a deluxe binding. First Hunter edition, with notes by Alexander Hunter, M.D., F.R.S., including a life of the author. First published in 1664 this gentlemans account of the forest trees commonly found in Britain, also anticipates the fashion of the walking tour, the picturesque and the appreciation of nature that became so popular with the period of this issue in 1776 through the end of the 18th century. John Evelyn , another of the early Fellows of the Royal Society, was responsible for the first important book to be published in this country on forest trees. (p. 101). Seventy years after Evelyns death a new edition of Sylva was published, with extensive notes by Dr. Alexander Hunter of York. Four further editions of this were issued in 1786, 1801, 1812, and 1825 respectively. There can be little doubt that, throughout the period covered by the present History, no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence on forestry in this country than Evelyns Sylva, and certainly no other book on the subject was so often quoted. (p. 108.) Hunters re-publication of the Sylva revived the ardour which the first edition had excited (p.110). The Hunter edition of Sylva (spelt Silva), a handsome quarto volume with extensive notes to bring it up to date and illustrated with a number of whole-page engravings, was published by private subscription, and the long list of several hundreds of subscribers indicates the wide interest in the work by persons and institutions ... The numerous whole-page illustrations depicting the foliage, flower, and fruit of the trees described are drawn and engraved by John Miller, otherwise Johann Sebastian Miller, the noted eighteenth-century botanical draughtsman and engraver. The excellence of these figures resulted in their being used to illustrate later works on silvi-culture, even up to the present day (p. 111) Henrey, vol. I. PROVENANCE: Henry J. Baxter, Norwich was born in 1851, his mother named Harriet Butterfaul. Roger Heynes Hardwicke, M.R.C.S., born in Devon Nov, 21 1815, baptized 1816, the sixth son of William Hardwicke of Diamond Hall, lived in Saxlingham, Norfolk Co., married Eleanor Murray Hardwicke in 1843. In 1857 he has the title of surgeon. His residence was at Hill House. His name shows up related to medicine in various medical journals, usually without Roger. In 1848 he is listed as surgeon to the Depwade Union. His title was Medical Officer of Health for Guiltcross. They had a daughter (who died young) and two sons. See: The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,: A Quarterly ... London: Bemrose & Sons, 1883, vol. XXIII, pp. 238-39. DNB; Geoffrey Keynes, John Evelyn: a Study in Bibliophily, with a Bibliography of His Writings, Oxford, (1968), 47; Blanche Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature, London, (1975), 137; Nissen BBI 615. First Edition. 
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10 EWART, Alfred J. "The ascent of water in trees." In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Containing Papers of a Biological Character, Vol. 198.
London: Harrison and Sons, 1906. 1906 
4to. Pages 41-85. [Entire volume: viii, 508 pp.] 5 figs., tables. Original blind-stamped maroon cloth, gilt spine; rubbed. Ex library white spine number, bookplates, blind-stamp on title. Very good. 
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11 FRIES, Elias Magnus (1794-1878). Novitiae florae suecicae. Edit. Altera, auctior et in formam commentarii in Cel. Wahlenbergii floram suecicam redacta.
Londini Gothorum, Ex Officina Berlingiana, 1828. 1828 
218 x 145 mm. 8vo. xii, 306 pp. Index; occasional light foxing. Quarter brown cloth, cloth corners, marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine; rubbed. Untrimmed. Bookplate of Alfred H. W. Povah. Very good. LATER EDITION. Elias Fries was a Swedish botanist who is best remembered for his studies in mycology. He enrolled at the University of Lund in 1811 where he studied under the Professor of Botany, C. A. Agardh. His took his degree in philosophy in 1814 by defending the first part of his dissertation "Novitiae floarae Suecicae." The work offered here is a later, edited version of his dissertation. In 1835 Fries became Professor of Botany at Uppsala University, soon rising to be the unrivaled leader of Swedish botany. BM (Nat. Hist.), II, p. 622; DSB, V, pp. 190-192. 
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12 GARBARI, Fabio & Lucia Tongiorgi TOMASI. Flora. The Erbario Miniato and other drawings. Edited by Brent Elliott & Martin Clayton.
(London): The Royal Collection & Harvey Miller, (2007). 2007 1905375182 / 9781905375189 
The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, A Catalog Raisonné. Two volumes. 4to. [8], 338; [6], (339)-664 pp. 293 color illus., 23 text figs., bibliog., index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine titles, dust jackets. As NEW. RARE. ISBN: 9781905375189 This is a beautifully illustrated catalogue more than 200 botanical drawings from Erbario Miniato, an early seventeenth-century herbal made for Federico Cesi and acquired by Cassiano after Cesi's death in 1630. Most of the drawings depict the native flora of central Italy. It also includes mushrooms, other rare European specimens, tobacco, tomato, eggplant, and much more. Dust jacket present. 
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13 GRAY, Asa (1810-1888). Gray's school and field book of botany. "Lessons in botany," and "Field, forest, and garden botany," bound in one volume.
New York, etc.: American Book Company, n.d. 
213 x 141 mm. 8vo. [ii], viii, 226, 386, [ads 6] pp. Illustrations, glossary, indexes; occasional pencil marginalia. Blind- and gilt-stamped dark olive green cloth; heavily freckled, corners showing, spine ends frayed. Ownership signature of Bertha R. Barnes. Pencil notations in end-leaves (front and rear). Good. 
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14 GRAY, Asa (1810-1888); Merritt Lyndon FERNALD (1873-1950). Gray’s Manual of Botany. Eighth (Centennial) edition – illustrated. A handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the Central and Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Largely Rewritten By Merritt Lyndon Fernald with the assistance of specialists in some groups. Corrections supplied by R.C. Rollins.
Portland, OR: Dioscorides Press, (1987). 1987 
Thick 8vo. lxiv, 1632 pp. Figs., index. Brown cloth, dust-jacket. Very good. ISBN: 09311146097 Fernald was a noted authority for taxonomy and phytogeography of the vascular plant flora. 
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15 HALES, Stephen (1677-1761). Vegetable Staticks.
London: Oldbourne, (1961). 
21 cm. xxxii, 214 pp. Plates, a table where to find each experiment; rubber stamped number on ffep. Printed wrappers; extremities rubbed. Very good. [br] Classic work relating to plant physiology and chemistry. 
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16 HALL, H. C. van (Herman Christiaan HALL) (1801-1874). Toegepaste kruidkunde. Handleiding tot aanwijzing van het gebruik, dat de mensch maakt van voorwerpen uit het plantenrijk.
Groningen: J. B. Wolters, 1857. 1857 
231 x 144 mm. 8vo. 214 pp. Index. Original blue printed wrappers; spine replaced with blue kozo. Very good. Herman Christiaan Hall was a Dutch botanist, professor of botany and land economics at the University of Groningen and pioneer of higher agricultural education. This item is entitled, “Applied Herbalism: Guide to designate the use that man objects from the plant kingdom”. 
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17 HARVEY-GIBSON, Robert J. (1860-1929). Outlines of the History of Botany.
New York: Arno Press, 1981. 1981 0405138776 / 9780405138775 
Series: The Development of Science, Sources for the History of Science. First published 1919. 8vo. x, 274 pp. Index. Beige/tan cloth stamped in red. Fine. Harvey-Gibson was emeritus professor of botany in the University of Liverpool. His obituary: Nature 124, 64-65 (13 July 1929). ISBN: 0405138776 
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18 HEDRICK, U.P. A History of Horticulture in America to 1860.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1950. 1950 
8vo. xiii, 551 pp. More than 32 illus. on plates, index. Cloth, dust-jacket. Very good +. 
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19 HENFREY, Arthur (1819-1859), editor. Reports and papers on botany; : Consisting of I. - Mohl on the structure of the palm-stem. II. - Nägeli on vegetable cells. III. - Nägeli on the utricular structures in the contents of cells. IV. - Link's report on physiological botany for 1844-45. V. - Grisebach's report on geographical botany for 1844. VI. - Grisebach's report on geographical and systematic botany for 1845.
London: Printed for the Ray Society, 1846-1849. 1846 
Two volumes. 8vo. (viii), 493, [1 blank]; (viii), 514, [2], 19, [1 blank] pp. Indexes, 9 lithographic plates (1 hand-colored, numbered 1-5 and 7 in Vol. I); foxed. Original gilt- and blind-stamped blue cloth, t.e.g.; spine and covers faded, vol. I hinges reinforced. Very good. FIRST EDITION of these ten essays on botany, including: "On the morphology of the coniferae," by Dr. Zuccarini; "On botanical geography," by August Grisebach (1814-1879); "On vegetable cells," by Carl Nägeli (1817-1891); "Report on botany," by H. F. Link; "Mohl on the structure of the palm-stem;" "Nägeli on vegetable cells;" "Link's report on physiological botany for 1844-45;" "Grisebach's report on geographical botany for 1844;" "Grisebach's report on geographical and systematic botany for 1845." Arthur Henfrey was "influential as an editor, translator, and author of textbooks and manuals. In these capacities he communicated to British naturalists the dramatic developments which were taking place during his life time in Continental, and especially German, botany." DSB, VI, p. 265. First Edition. 
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20 HUNT, Rachel McMasters Miller. William Penn, Horticulturist.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1953. 1953 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 38, [1] pp. Small title vignette, plates, index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover signature and spine title; extremities lightly rubbed, else near fine. Burndy bookplate. Includes facsimile reprint of published letter written by Penn, “Containing a General Description of the said Province [Pennsylvania], it’s Soil, Air, Water, Seasons and Produce, both Natural and Artificial, and the Good Increase thereof. With an Account of the Natives, or Aborigines.” First Edition. 
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