Category: Botany


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Dissertation Historique et Critique sur l'Origine du Cachou.

By: AMOREUX, Pierre Joseph (1741-1824).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Montpellier:, Renaud, 1812.: 1812

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S8806

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 ... View more info

Fifty-Five Rare Books from the Botanical Library of Mrs. Roy Arthur Hunt.

By: BARTLETT, Harley H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor:, Clements Library, 1949.: 1949

Seller ID: M9398

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. View more info

Le Jardin des Plantes. Description et MÅ“urs des Mammiferes de la Menagerie et du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. . . precedee d'une Introduction historique, descriptive, et pittoresque par M.J. Janin. . . .

By: BOITARD, Pierre (1787-1859) & Jules Gabriel JANIN (1804-1874).

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris:, [G. Barba, 1851].: 1851

Seller ID: S11762

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... View more info

John and William Bartram: Botanists and Explorers, 1699-1777, 1739-1823.

By: EARNEST, Ernest.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1940.: 1940

Seller ID: BL2204

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. View more info

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Leonardo da Vinci on Plants and Gardens. Foreword by Carlo Pedretti.

By: EMBODEN, William A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: (Portland, OR):, Dioscorides Press, (1987).: 1987

Seller ID: BL1594

ISBN: 0931146089

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. View more info

Diversity and Evolutionary Biology of Tropical Flowers.

By: ENDRESS, Peter K.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1994).: 1994

Seller ID: S8271

ISBN: 0521420881

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. View more info

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.

By: EVANS, A. H.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, University Press, 1912.: 1912

Seller ID: S3089

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. View more info

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Silva: or, a discourse of forest-trees, and the propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: . . . Together with an historical account of the sacredness and use of standing groves.

By: EVELYN, John (1620-1706); Alexander HUNTER.

Price: $575.00

Publisher: York:, Printed by A. Ward, for J. Dodsley,. . . 1776.: 1776

Seller ID: S13106

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... View more info

"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.

By: EWART, Alfred J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, Harrison and Sons, 1906.: 1906

Seller ID: S6208

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. View more info

Novitiae florae suecicae. Edit. Altera, auctior et in formam commentarii in Cel. Wahlenbergii floram suecicam redacta.

By: FRIES, Elias Magnus (1794-1878).

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Londini Gothorum,, Ex Officina Berlingiana, 1828.: 1828

Seller ID: S3143

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 dissert... View more info

Flora. The Erbario Miniato and other drawings. Edited by Brent Elliott & Martin Clayton.

By: GARBARI, Fabio & Lucia Tongiorgi TOMASI.

Price: $285.00

Publisher: (London):, The Royal Collection & Harvey Miller, (2007).: 2007

Seller ID: S9489

ISBN: 1905375182

The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo, A Catalog Raisonne. 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, eggpl... View more info

Gray's school and field book of botany. "Lessons in botany," and "Field, forest, and garden botany," bound in one volume.

By: GRAY, Asa (1810-1888).

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, etc.:, American Book Company, n.d.:

Seller ID: S5789

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. View more info

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.

By: GRAY, Asa (1810-1888); Merritt Lyndon FERNALD (1873-1950).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Portland, OR:, Dioscorides Press, (1987).: 1987

Seller ID: BL4378

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. View more info

Toegepaste kruidkunde. Handleiding tot aanwijzing van het gebruik, dat de mensch maakt van voorwerpen uit het plantenrijk.

By: HALL, H. C. van (Herman Christiaan HALL) (1801-1874).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Groningen:, J. B. Wolters, 1857.: 1857

Seller ID: S0965

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". View more info

Outlines of the History of Botany.

By: HARVEY-GIBSON, Robert J. (1860-1929).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York:, Arno Press, 1981.: 1981

Seller ID: RH1500

ISBN: 0405138776

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 View more info

Reports and papers on botany; : Consisting of I. - Mohl on the structure of the palm-stem. II. - Nageli on vegetable cells. III. - Nageli 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.

By: HENFREY, Arthur (1819-1859), editor.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for the Ray Society, 1846-1849.: 1846

Seller ID: S6948

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 Nageli (1817-1891); "Report on botany," by H. F. Link; "Mohl on the structure of the... View more info

William Penn, Horticulturist.

By: HUNT, Rachel McMasters Miller.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh:, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1953.: 1953

Seller ID: BL2219

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. View more info

Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita, juxta methodum in horto regio parisiensi exaratam, anno M. DCC. LXXIV.

By: JUSSIEU, Antoine Laurent de (1748-1836).

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Paris:, Viduam Herissant, et Theophilum Barrois, 1789.: 1789

Seller ID: M4842lv

208 x 132 mm. 8vo. 24, lxxii, 498, [1] pp. Index, headpieces, tailpieces, errata; occasional pencil marginalia. Contemporary tree calf, gilt spine, red leather spine label, marbled end-leaves; rubbed, outer hinges starting at foot of spine. Bookplate and blind stamps of Alfred H. W. Povah. Very good. FIRST EDITION of this revolutionary work in plant classification. "Jussieu's thorough study of the genera and families of flowering plants (1774-1789) resulted in the publication of his epoch-making Genera plantarum (1789). For this work Jussieu had at his disposal not only the rich collectio... View more info

Der Ewige, Allgegenwartige und Allvollkommene Stoff der Einzige Mogliche Urgrund Alles Seyns und Daseyns. Von Eniem Freien Wandersmann durch die Gebiete Menschlichen Wissens, Denkens und Forschens.

By: KESSELMEYER, Paul (1813-1897).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Leipzig:, Veit, 1895-1897.: 1895

Seller ID: S11155

Four volumes. 8vo. xii, 580; vi, 449; v, [1], 457, [1]; vi, 374 pp. Pages largely unopened. Original printed wrappers; edges chipped, Vol. 4 missing rear cover. Very good. View more info

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Memoire sur l'Organisation des Plantes ou Reponse a la Question Physique Proposee par la Societe Teylerienne.

By: KIESER, Dieterich Georg.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Haarlem:, J.J. Beets, 1814.: 1814

Seller ID: LV1836

Series: Verhandelingen, Uitgegeeven door Teyler's Tweede Genootschap. Achtiende stuk. Bevattende een Antwoord op de Vraag betreffende het werktuiglijk zamenstel der planten. 4to. xxi, 345 pp. Series title, 22 engraved plates. Original boards, original printed spine label; spine worn, joints splitting. Original binding untouched. Bookplate. RARE. PIONEER OF CELLULAR BOTANY. This is the author's prize-winning essay for the Teylerian Society in Haarlem in 1812. The work is both a review of earlier botanical literature, but it also puts forth an early form of cell theory. ". . . Dietrich Geor... View more info