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British Wild Flowers

by Mrs Loudon

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1st Edition
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1846
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LONDON: William Smith, 1846 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition in a newer half morocco binding with cobbled cloth sides, and small raised bands with gilt decoration and gilt titles in the compartments. With 60 hand coloured plates. The binding is in near fine condition with little wear. All page edges gilted. Marbled endpapers. Contents with… Read more about this item
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Popular Greenhouse Botany; containing a familiar and technical description of a selection of exotic plants introduced into the greenhouse
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Popular Greenhouse Botany; containing a familiar and technical description of a selection of exotic plants introduced into the greenhouse

by Agnes Catlow

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1st Edition
Published
1857
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Decorative Cloth
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London: Lovell Reeve, 1857 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates. One of the scarcer titles in the Popular Natural History Series. The series was designed for young people to provide a good introduction to different aspects of natural history. Agnes Catlow wrote 2 other titles for the series. The binding has… Read more about this item
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A History of the Vegetable Kingdom
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A History of the Vegetable Kingdom

by William Rhind

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Published
1870
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Half-Leather
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Glasgow, Edinburgh and London : Blackie & Son, 1870 A very good copy of the 'Revised Edition with Supplement' that includes the additional hand coloured plates. With black and white frontispiece portrait; hand coloured vignette title page; 22 hand coloured and 23 black and white full page plates. Numerous wood engravings in the text. The binding is clean and sound.… Read more about this item
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Flora Rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry. Drawn and engraved by Frederick P Nodder...
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Flora Rustica: exhibiting accurate figures of such plants as are either useful or injurious in husbandry. Drawn and engraved by Frederick P Nodder...

by Thomas Martyn

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2nd Edition
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Quarter Leather
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London: Printed for J Harding A very good complete copy, bound as a single volume with 144 hand coloured plates - plate 11 serving as the frontispiece. Undated but is the scarce edition from circa 1810, which has a new title page and additional sections at the beginning of the work. This copy has been recently rebound in quarter… Read more about this item
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The Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain
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The Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain

by Anne Pratt

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1870
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London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1870 A good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 76 coloured plates. This work was sold as an individual volume and also as Vol 6 of Pratt's work on Flowering Plants. It is undated but was published in 1870. The binding is bright with gilt and blind stamped decoration to front board;… Read more about this item
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The British Rubi: An attempt to discriminate the species of Rubus known to inhabit the British Isles
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The British Rubi: An attempt to discriminate the species of Rubus known to inhabit the British Isles

by Charles Cardale Babington

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1st Edition
Published
1869
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Decorative Cloth
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London: John Van Voorst, 1869 A very good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding. The binding has gilt titles to spine and blind stamped decoration to boards. There is light wear to edges including spine ends, joints and corners. Corners are turned with some cloth loss. There is a scuff to the front board which… Read more about this item
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The Flora of Essex; or a list of the flowering plants and ferns found in the County of Essex; with the localities of the less common species ascertained by recent observations and reference to former authors, and illustrated with four coloured plates of the plants peculiar to the County, and a map
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The Flora of Essex; or a list of the flowering plants and ferns found in the County of Essex; with the localities of the less common species ascertained by recent observations and reference to former authors, and illustrated with four coloured plates of the plants peculiar to the County, and a map

by George Stacey Gibson

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
Published
1862
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Decorative Cloth
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London: William Pamplin , 1862 A very good copy of the scarce Gibson Flora of Essex in the original cloth binding with 4 hand coloured plates and folded map of Essex, coloured in outline and stored in a pocket at the front pastedown. There is a note 'from the Author' in ink at the front endpaper. The binding has a… Read more about this item
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British Wild Flowers
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British Wild Flowers

by Mrs Loudon

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3rd Edition
Published
1859
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Decorative Cloth
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NZ$960.34

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LONDON: James Nelson & Co, 1859 A good copy of the 3rd edition in the original decorative cloth binding, with 60 hand coloured plates. The binding has a gilt plant to the front board with blind stamped decoration to both boards. The spine has gilt decoration and titles. There is uneven fading to the boards and the spine is faded… Read more about this item
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The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by select specimens of foreign and indigenous plants
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The Classes and Orders of the Linnaean System of Botany. Illustrated by select specimens of foreign and indigenous plants

by Richard Duppa

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1st Edition
Published
1816
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Half-Leather
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 A very good 3 volume set in part contemporary half leather binding with 240 plates of which 237 are hand coloured. Duppa (1770-1831) was draughtsman and writer who authored a wide range of works. The bindings have newer spines with raised bands and author and title labels. The boards are marbled and… Read more about this item
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Profitable Plants; A Description of the principal articles of vegetable origin used for Food, Clothing, Tanning, Dyeing, Building, Medicine, Perfumery, etc
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Profitable Plants; A Description of the principal articles of vegetable origin used for Food, Clothing, Tanning, Dyeing, Building, Medicine, Perfumery, etc

by Thomas Croxen Archer

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None
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London: George Routledge and Sons A very good to near fine copy of Profitable Plants, which was originally published under the title Popular Economic Botany by Lovell Reeve as part of their Popular Natural History series. It is undated but probably circa 1865 and is unusual in retaining the original decorative spine design from the Popular Natural History series. It… Read more about this item
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A Flora of Shetland; comprehending a list of the flowering and cryptogamic plants of the Shetland Islands, with remarks on their topography, geology, and climate &c &c
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A Flora of Shetland; comprehending a list of the flowering and cryptogamic plants of the Shetland Islands, with remarks on their topography, geology, and climate &c &c

by Thomas Edmondston

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1st Edition
Published
1845
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Decorative Cloth
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Aberdeen: Geo Clark and Son, 1845 An extremely scarce original copy of Edmondston's Shetland flora. Thomas Edmonston produced his first list of Shetland plants when he was 11 years old and had the good fortune to be able to discuss and share it with Joseph Hooker. He expanded the list and produced this work when he was 20 years old.… Read more about this item
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The Heathery; or a Monograph of The Genus Erica: containing coloured engravings, with Latin and English descriptions, dissections, etc, of all the known species of that extensive and distinguished tribe of plants
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The Heathery; or a Monograph of The Genus Erica: containing coloured engravings, with Latin and English descriptions, dissections, etc, of all the known species of that extensive and distinguished tribe of plants

by H C Andrews

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Used - Good
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1st Edition
Published
1804
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Half-Leather
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London : Printed by Richard Tayor for the Author, 1804 A good part set of the 1st edition of this rare and comprehensive work. This set consists of 252 hand coloured plates with their descriptions bound in 3 volumes, but, we have not been able to confirm that they are from Volumes I - V with 2 extra plates. According… Read more about this item
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Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and Intended to Serve as a Continuation of English Botany
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Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of Cryptogamic Plants belonging chiefly to the Order Fungi; and Intended to Serve as a Continuation of English Botany

by Robert Kaye Greville

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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition
Published
1823
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Hardcover
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Edinburgh and London: Maclachlan & Stewart; Bladwin, Cradock & Joy, 1823 A very good copy in 6 volumes dating from 1823-1828, with 360 hand coloured plates. Robert Kaye Greville, 1794-1866, had medical training but an assured income allowed him to choose a more diverse life in science and art, and in his public work - where he became a leading… Read more about this item
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Letters on the Elements of Botany. Addressed to a Lady. By the Celebrated J J Rousseau. Translated into English, with Notes and Twenty-Four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus. With Thirty-Eight Plates, with Explanations; intended to illustrate Linnaeus' System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany
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Letters on the Elements of Botany. Addressed to a Lady. By the Celebrated J J Rousseau. Translated into English, with Notes and Twenty-Four additional letters, fully explaining the system of Linnaeus. With Thirty-Eight Plates, with Explanations; intended to illustrate Linnaeus' System of Vegetables, and particularly adapted to the Letters on the Elements of Botany

by Thomas Martyn

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7th
Published
1807
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Half-Leather
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LONDON : John White, 1807 A very good copy of Rousseau's Letters translated and explained by Professor Thomas Martyn, 7th corrected and improved edition bound with Thirty-Eight plates, also by Thomas Martyn, 1794. In newer half leather binding with title label to spine and marbled boards. Page edges marbled. Letters is 503 pp plus index sections, with folding table outlining… Read more about this item
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Popular History of the Palms and their Allies
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Popular History of the Palms and their Allies

by Berthold Seemann

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1st Edition
Published
1856
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Quarter Leather
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London : Lovell Reeve, 1856 A very good to near fine copy of the rarest title in Lovell Reeve's Popular History series. Seemann was a botanist who made his name when he was appointed naturalist (on the recommendation of W J Hooker) to HMS Herald for the Kellett voyage of exploration to the American West Coast and Pacific. The series,… Read more about this item
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British Wild Flowers
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British Wild Flowers

by Mrs Loudon

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Used - Poor
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2nd Edition
Published
1846
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Cloth
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LONDON: William S Orr & Co, 1846 A poor copy of this beautiful work with 60 hand coloured plates. Classed as poor because the title page is missing; the binding is poor - in marked plain cloth and beginning to detach; and there is a little marking internally. The pagination matches our other 2nd edition copy so this is presumed… Read more about this item
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Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation
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Greenhouse Favourites. A description of choice greenhouse plants, with practical directions for their Management and Cultivation

by [Shirley Hibberd. Editor]

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LONDON: Groombridge and Sons A VG copy in the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt plant pictures and titles to front board and spine, and blind stamped decoration to rear board. The boards have bevelled edges. This work is generally attributed to Shirley Hibberd. It is clear from the Preface that it contains work from a number of authors,… Read more about this item
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Traite de la Culture des Pechers
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Traite de la Culture des Pechers

by [Combles, Ch.J.De]

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2nd Edition
Published
1750
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Full-Leather
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Paris, Rue S Jacques: Chez la Delaguette; Chez le Prieur, 1750 Second revised and enlarged edition of this popular work on the cultivation of peach trees. First published in 1745. Earliest French book entirely about the cultivation and management of peaches. In contemporary full leather binding with title label, raised bands and gilt compartments to spine. The binding is sound… Read more about this item
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Popular Botany
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Popular Botany

by James Main

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1st Edition
Published
1835
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Cloth
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London : Orr and Smith , 1835 A nice copy of this rare work. It originated as an article for the British Cyclopaedia of Natural History, and was enlarged for separate publication to give readers a systematic introduction to the science of Botany. In original pebbled brown cloth with gilt title on spine, and gilt edges to pages. Profusely illustrated… Read more about this item
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