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1 Aggasiz Fuertes, Louis Four Ducks on the Shoreline (Vintage Lithograph)
New York None Indicated 1900 Print Very Good 4to 11" - 13" tall 
1 pages; This attractive lithograph of ducks is signed in the plate by Louis Aggasiz Fuertes. It measures 9" tall x 11 5/8" wide (image size 7 1/4" x 10"). Image is clear and clean; minor toning and a couple faint creases at margins. It bears no legend or printing information. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Klubhütten-Album des Schweizer Alpen-Club, Anonyme
2 Anonyme Klubhütten-Album des Schweizer Alpen-Club
Bern Zentral-Komitee S.A.C. 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
120 pages; Clean and tight in original gray cloth binding with black lettering. A wonderful book illustrated with photographs of the mountains and the huts scattered through the Swiss Alps for the use of climbers. Folding plate of floorplans, etc. at rear. 
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ANNALS OF THE DESERT, Austin, Maude Mason ; photographs by Gandara
3 Austin, Maude Mason ; photographs by Gandara ANNALS OF THE DESERT
Boston Stratford Company 1930 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
Former owner's name on endpaper. The leaves are folded and uncut, text printed on one side opposite photographs by Gandara printed on glossy stock. Twenty-five full page plates of photographs of desert scenes in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. Dark blue wavy silk covers with gilt lettering. Rocq #16185; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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LES SENTIERS FLEURIS DE LA JEUNESSE recueil de nouvelles, Bassanville, Mme. La Comtesse de
4 Bassanville, Mme. La Comtesse de LES SENTIERS FLEURIS DE LA JEUNESSE recueil de nouvelles
Paris P. -C. Lehuby 1880 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
vii, (1), 381, (2) pages; Contents clean and tight in original binding of quarter leather over cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering at spine with raised bands and extensive gilt decoration within the compartments. Eleve de Mme. Campan. 12 lithographic plates by Bavalos. No date, but published around 1870-1880.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Tournefort  [Grands naturalistes francais; collection dirigée par Roger Heim], Becker, Georges Henri Bianchi  ; Charles Carriere ;  preface par Roger Heim
5 Becker, Georges Henri Bianchi ; Charles Carriere ; preface par Roger Heim Tournefort [Grands naturalistes francais; collection dirigée par Roger Heim]
Paris Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle 1957 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
321 & colophon pages; Publisher's wrappers, printed title and mounted portrait of the subject -- in the original glassine outer jacket, folded in the French manner. Minor wear to the glassine, but a tight, clean copy. This is the second volume of the distinguished series 'Grands Naturalistes Francais' - published under the direction of Roger Heim. The subject: Joseph Pitton de Tournefort [1656-1708] is usually credited with being the first to make a clear distinction between genus and species. He travelled widely in Greece, Constantinople, Armenia, Georgia and other regions along the shores of the Black sea, collecting specimens for his herbarium (a word which Tournefort seems to have invented). One of his memorials is the street in Paris on which he died as the result of a carriage accient, now named in his honor -- (Rue de Tournefort in the 5ème arrondissement). 
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ANALYSES COMPARATIVES DES CENDRES D'Un Grand Nombre De Végétaux Suivies De L'Analyse De Différentes Terres Végétales, Berthier, M. P
6 Berthier, M. P ANALYSES COMPARATIVES DES CENDRES D'Un Grand Nombre De Végétaux Suivies De L'Analyse De Différentes Terres Végétales
Paris Bouchard-Huzard 1854 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
131 pages; Extrait des Mémoires de la Société impériale et centrale d'agriculture, Chimie Agricole. Quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Raised bands with gilt lettering and accent lines. LC release stamp on first blank. Leather lightly rubbed at head & tail of spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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FLORA ACONIENSIS  sue Plantarum in Novariensi Provincia sponte nascentium descriptio., Biroli, Joanne ; ( Novariensi )
7 Biroli, Joanne ; ( Novariensi ) FLORA ACONIENSIS sue Plantarum in Novariensi Provincia sponte nascentium descriptio.
Typographia Viglevanensi 1808 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
xxiv, 218; 261 pages; Quarter calf over marbled boards. Two volumes bound as one. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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FORMAL GARDEN IN ENGLAND, Blomfield, Reginald ;  F. Inigo Thomas (Illustrator)
8 Blomfield, Reginald ; F. Inigo Thomas (Illustrator) FORMAL GARDEN IN ENGLAND
London MacMillan And Co. 1901 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good 
xvi, 250 pages; Early 20th century binding of olive half calf (faded to brown at spine) over green cloth covered boards; gilt lettering and roses within panels on spine, all page edges gilt, light green marbled endpapers. Gilt faded at spine, shallow chipping at head of spine, leather lightly rubbed along edges. Attractive engraved bookplate of Louise Thoron Endicott. Brief inscription on half-title to L.E.dated 1892. Light scattered foxing, otherwise contents clean and tight. Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (20 December 1856 – 27 December 1942) was a prolific British architect, garden designer and author of the Victorian and Edwardian period. Blomfeld was an architect and proponent of formal landscape design. Formal gardens in England was his first book, beautifully illustrated by Inigo Thomas. Blomfield's advocacy of formal landscape design drew criticism from William Robinson (1838 – 1935), an Irish practical gardener and journalist whose ideas about wild gardening spurred the movement that evolved into the English cottage garden. Louise T. Endicott was born Louise Marie Thoron in New York on 26 November 1864. The daughter of a socially prominent New York family with strong Boston ties, she was educated in convent schools in the United States and France. She married William C. Endicott, Jr. in 1889. 
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Le Bon Jardinier - Encyclopédie Horticole Avec 6 planches en couleurs d'après des quarellessss exécutées spécialement par A. Millot. 150é édition, Bois, D.  ; et G. T. Grignan ; eds.
9 Bois, D. ; et G. T. Grignan ; eds. Le Bon Jardinier - Encyclopédie Horticole Avec 6 planches en couleurs d'après des quarellessss exécutées spécialement par A. Millot. 150é édition
Paris Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique 1933 Hardcover Very Good+ Large 8vo 
2 p.l & 1036 pages; The text of this well-known encyclopedia of gardening, botany and horticulture was prepared under the direction of D. Bois and G. T. Grignan, with texts by a number of experts ("Rédigée par un groupe de savants et de practicines sou la direction de D. Bois et G. T. Grignan" -- a list of the many authors is on the verso of the first leaf, a facsimile of the decorative title page of the earlier editions). This 150th edition is retitled as Le Bon Jardinier: Encyclopédie horticole -- while the older editions had been styled as "Almanach horticole." Undated, but attributed to 1933 by OCLC Number: 491642408. (There was a 151th edition in 1947). A lovely copy, in fresh, clean condition, in a handsome private binding: half green morocco over blue-green linen covered boards, top edges gilt, green-grey endpapers, silk placemark. The binding is signed by Bumpus of Oxford Street, in tiny letters at the top corner of the verso of the front free-endpaper. There are five raised bands, highlighted with rows of gilt dots and framed by panels of gilt rules - title lettered in gilt directly in the second panel. The spine is moderately faded to brown, a not-unpleasant effect. With an elegant bookplate [Beatrice Louise Gruning] mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. A standard and important gardening reference from the years between the wars, in an elegant copy, much nicer than the publisher's usual cloth or boards. 
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Schreiben des Herrn Ignatz von Born ... an Herrn Franz Grafen von Kinsky ... ueber einen ausgebrannten Vulkan bey der Stadt Eger in Böhmen, Born, Ignaz von
10 Born, Ignaz von Schreiben des Herrn Ignatz von Born ... an Herrn Franz Grafen von Kinsky ... ueber einen ausgebrannten Vulkan bey der Stadt Eger in Böhmen
Prag [Prague] bey Wolfgang Gerle, 1773 First Edition Softcover Very Good- Small 4to 
16 pages; Unbound (possibly extracted from a volume). Very light soiling to the title page and final page. Ignaz von Born [1742-1791] was a mineralogist and metallurgist, who became a significant figure in botany, and other branches of natural history. He was also a prominent freemason, (whose writing influenced Mozart, both as a mason, and as a major source for the structure and intellectual foundations of "The Magic Flute." Indeed, some writers suggest that Born was the inspiration for the role of Sarastro). Born was also a satirist, and an influential anti-clerical writer. Wikipedia calls Born "the leading scientist in the Holy Roman Empire during the 1770s in the age of Enlightenment." He was born into a noble family, in the Grand Principality of Transylvania. He was educated in a Jesuit college in Vienna, but left the Jesuits after sixteen months to study law at Prague University. After extensive travels to study mineralogy throughout Germany, the Netherlands and France, and a second trip through Hungary and Transylvania, he returned to Prague in 1770 entered the department of mines and the mint. At Prague, where he held a post as mining councillor, Born was active among the founders of a scientific society. In 1771, Born was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (which he mentions on the title page to the work offered here). In 1776 he was summoned to Vienna by the Empress Maria Theresa to arrange the natural history collections, which he afterwards described in a superb (and expensive) book -- ['Testacea Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis' 1780]. Despite all this activity, Ignaz von Born remained an active and important force in mineralogy and the cutting edge methods of mining and metalurgy. His last work was an important contribution, detailing his invention of an amalgamation process for removing gold and silver from various ores, without the expensive and dangerous necessity for melting down the ores -- ['Ueber das Anquicken der gold- und silberhältigen Erze ...' 1786]. His avid pursuit of knowledge in the field may have been a contributing factor to his death at a relatively young age. The DSB states that "During his visit to a mine at Felso-Banya, he descended into the mine too soon after fires used to detach the ore had been extinguished, and inhaled a dangerously large quantity of arsenical vapors" Conspiracy-minded modern writers, knowing that Ignaz von Born was one of the most important members of the Illuminati in Vienna, may have other interpretations of Born's demise. Poggendorff i, col. 242; DSB ii, 316. The present work is quite scarce. See OCLC Number: 77229735 -- [specifying six locations, only one (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) in the USA. There are also copies in the British Library, and in the Library of the Univ. of Basel, under separate OCLC numbers. Bornite, a sulfide mineral also known as peacock ore, is named in his honor. 
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RESOURCES OF SOUTH-WEST VIRGINIA, Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead  Also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, Etc., Boyd, Charles Rufus
11 Boyd, Charles Rufus RESOURCES OF SOUTH-WEST VIRGINIA, Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead Also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, Etc.
New York John Wiley 1881 B0008662V2 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
xiv, 321 pages; Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original gray-green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Large folding colour map at rear with a split at one fold (repaired with archival tissue). Numerous text illustrations, full page plates, and the large coloured folding geological map at rear. An textensive examination of the natural resources and economic advantages of southwestern Virginia, covering the counties of Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, Smyth, Washington, Giles, Bland, Tazewell, Russell, Scott, Lee, Wise, Buchanon, Floyd, Carroll, and Grayson, plus the adjacent North Carolina counties of Ashe and Alleghany. There is a description of each county's natural and economic resources -- mineral deposits, agriculture, water power, livestock, transportation, timber, manufacturing, etc. The illustrations include Hale's Falls, Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Wythe Mines, Arsenic Spring, Washington Springs, Falls of Mill Creek, Holston Springs, Towers at Russell's Fall, Beatrice Falls, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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OATS AND BARLEY ON NEW YORK FARMS - BULLETIN 376, SEPTEMBER 1937, Bussell, F. P.
12 Bussell, F. P. OATS AND BARLEY ON NEW YORK FARMS - BULLETIN 376, SEPTEMBER 1937
Ithaca Cornell University 1937 Paperback Very Good 8vo 
Cornell Extension Bulletin 376; 25 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Photograph illustrations. OCLC: 632420704 ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Breeding, Training, Management, Diseases, &c. of Dogs together with an easy and agreeable method of instructing all breeds of dogs in a great variety of amusing and useful performances : including 31 illustrations of the different breeds of dogs, Butler, Francis  [1810-1874]
13 Butler, Francis [1810-1874] Breeding, Training, Management, Diseases, &c. of Dogs together with an easy and agreeable method of instructing all breeds of dogs in a great variety of amusing and useful performances : including 31 illustrations of the different breeds of dogs
New York Published by Francis Butler, 3 Peck Slip 1860 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
219 & [1] & [31] leaves of plates pages; Publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, covers framed with a blind-embossed "cottage" panel-frame, and a decorative device of a dog in profile at the center - stamped in gilt on the front cover, and repeated in blind on the rear. A clean copy, with chipping to the spine ends and two small areas of cloth lost on the spine, and chipping with loss along the edges and at the corners of the boards. A clean, tight copy, but the binding is fragile, and shows it. With all 31 of the full page b/w plates of dogs - (most with a humorous couplet in verse as a legend). [See OCLC: 7757738, 7 locations] Inscribed on the front paste-down endpaper in ink: "Walter D. Edmonds / From / Mr. Edward Curran / Christmas 1867." Also, with the signature of W. D. Edmonds on the front blank. Walter D. Edmonds, the father of the writer of the same name, was born January 18, 1851 [and died May 1, 1924]. His parents were John H. Edmonds (the Utica lawyer) and Eugenie Doumaux Edmonds. One remarkable fact, recorded about 130 years later by his son was that Eugenie, Walter's French-born mother, concerned that he was small and fragile as a young boy, and wanting to secure for her son the best possible education Utica might offer, sent him for one winter to her old school -- "Miss Sheldon's Female Seminary." When she herself was a child Walter's mother had stayed on at Miss Sheldon's after the rest of her family returned to France. Miss Sheldon offered to waive the remaining school fees so long as Eugenie would agree to stay on after graduation as a teacher of French, to work off the cost of her education, (which took not quite two years). This experience led Eugenie to the decision to send her young Walter there. Evidently she did give some thought to how life might be for her son as the only boy in an established school for girls and young women. Her solution was to dress young Walter as a girl, which made his trips between home and school both embarrasing and dangerous... (once, his nose was broken by a snowball formed around a rock). His son and namesake was born nearly fifty three years after his father (1903) and wrote a memoir of his father as his last book, published about 140 years after the elder Walter D. Edmonds was born. One of the most vivid events the younger Edmonds related of his father's boyhood was the full page pencil sketch Walter the elder made of his boyhood dog, "Turbo" -- in a diary he kept during and just after the Civil War. There were also several sad entries concerning Turbo's death... "My little dog Turbo died today of a sort of Pralyses he was the best little fellow that ever lived we buryed him in my garden where he loved well to be." Turbo was "a sort of Sealyham" terrior according to Walter's son. It may not be coincidental that the one detached full page plate in this copy is the "Scotch Terrior" facing page 146 -- certainly the nearest resemblance to Walter D. Edmonds' beloved "Turbo" among the dogs illustrated. (This plate is clean, but shows just a trace of shallow chipping along the fore-edge). Many of the dogs depicted in the plates are specific individuals; the details are given by Francis Butler, who owned several of the subjects -- in the final chapter of this book. In the first edition, published by Butler in 1857, these illustrations are credited to Thomas Coulson Carpendale. There is a final "Notice" on the unpaginated verso of page 219 -- "Francis Butler, 3 Peck Slip, New York, has constantly on hand a large assortment of all the CHOICE BREEDS OF DOGS, both for sale and for stock... Below this note is an advertisement for "Butler's Mange Liniment and Flea Exterminator ... Fifty cents per bottle." There are two words pencilled by the young owner in the margins -- (one is a note: "food" adjacent to Bulter's advice about fresh meat as food for dogs; the other is the word "house-breaking" -- at the side of the text about this crucial subject). Walter D. Edmonds grew up to be a lawyer, like his father. His son wrote that he still sometimes spoke of "Turbo" in his 70's. That son, the writer, became well known for three of his novels chronicling upstate New York that his father and grandfather knew well -- 'Rome Haul,' 'Drums Along the Mohawk,' and 'Chad Hanna.' 
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CATALOGUE DES PLANTES DE FRANCE, de Suisse et de Belgique, Camus, E. G
14 Camus, E. G CATALOGUE DES PLANTES DE FRANCE, de Suisse et de Belgique
Paris Dupont, Lechevalier 1888 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
vii, (1), 325, (1) pages; Camus was a member of the Societe Botanique de France, laureat of the Academie des Science and a Pharmacien de Premiere Classe. He is perhaps best known for his work with Orchids and also Bamboo. This was the first catalogue of the flora of France to appear after that of Grenier and Godron in 1855. The text is printed only in one column leaving the other blank for the addition of the reader's own notes and observations (though none have been entered). Modern plain gray boards with printed spine label, original green wrappers bound in. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Flore des Tourbières du Département de la Somme par le Docteur Caussin, Caussin, Octave
15 Caussin, Octave Flore des Tourbières du Département de la Somme par le Docteur Caussin
Mayenne [France] Imprimerie Charles Colin 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
301 + plates & map pages; Contemporary green cloth, red gilt-lettered label (rubbed and worn) mounted to the spine -- publisher's original printed front and rear wrappers retained and bound in. Binding shows some wear and toning, especially along the edges and the rear cover; internally, the book is nearly fine, apart from a small oval ink stain to the blank lower corner of the front wrapper. A decent copy of this rare study of the wetlands flora of the Somme, published just before the transformative horrors of one of the costliest battles of the first World War. The author, Arthur-Octave Caussin, was born in Proyart in 1862. He was a medical doctor, remembered for his effective struggles against typhus in Chaulnes, but his great passion was botany. Dr. Caussin died in 1913, the year after this last book of his was published. This volume is especially sought after today as a classic of the botany of wetlands and bogs of the Somme, in Northern France. Wetlands are delicate, by their very nature, and it has to be noted that just four years after this book was published, the whole region of the Somme was the sight of a horrible battle, starting on 1 July 1916 and lasting for 141 days, during which well over a million lives were lost. It is not difficult to imagine that some of the bogs and wetlands which the author knew and loved were trampled, drained, and treated in a manner no gardener might care to imagine. The book is now rare; OCLC Number: 17502551 locates only two copies [Lloyd Library & Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, in Paris]. Illustrated with a folding map (reproducing a hand-drawn and lettered map in "phototypie") and two full-page gravures from photographs, with tissue guards, at the end of the text. 
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LIFE AT THE ZOO Notes and Traditions of the Regent's Park Gardens, Cornish, C. J
16 Cornish, C. J LIFE AT THE ZOO Notes and Traditions of the Regent's Park Gardens
London Seeley & Company 1896 Fourth Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
viii, 340, (4) pages; With illustrations from photographs by Gambier Bolton, F.Z.S. and from Japanese drawings. Original dark green cloth with gilt lettering & gilt figure of two monkeys and an attractive blind-stamped pattern at left edge of front cover. A lovely, clean, bright book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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FARRER'S LAST JOURNEY -  Upper Burma, 1919-20 Together with a complete List of all Rhododendrons collected by Reginald Farrer, and his field notes, compiled by Miss Helen T. Maxwell, assistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Cox, E. H. M.
17 Cox, E. H. M. FARRER'S LAST JOURNEY - Upper Burma, 1919-20 Together with a complete List of all Rhododendrons collected by Reginald Farrer, and his field notes, compiled by Miss Helen T. Maxwell, assistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
London Dulau & Co., Ltd. 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original burgundy cloth binding in original printed dustjacket with large chips at head of spine & edgewear. Advance slip from publisher laid-in with proposed publication date of "7 Dec. 1926" The author E. H. M. Cox was an important plant hunter and the author of Plant Hunting in China. In this book based in part on Farrar's field notes compiled by Helen T. Maxwell, Cox describes Farrer's expedition in Burma and the plants collected. Appendix B is a listing of the Rhododendrons Farrar identified in Burma. Few botanical travellers or horticultural writers have a larger following than has the late Reginald Farrer, who died in 1920 while collecting plants in the Burmese Alps. His two books on his Chinese Expedition are now classics. In this book Farrar's Last Journey, his companion of the first year Mr. Cox describes the wonderful land in which they searched for plant treasures. The horticultural interest of Farrar's journey will appeal to keen gardeners, while those who have fallen under the spell of Farrar's personal charm, which pervades all his writings, will find added attraction in the new facts quoted in his letters. 
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18 Cox, E. H. M. FARRER'S LAST JOURNEY - Upper Burma, 1919-20 Together with a complete List of all Rhododendrons collected by Reginald Farrer, and his field notes, compiled by Miss Helen T. Maxwell, assistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
London Dulau & Co., Ltd. 1926 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original burgundy cloth binding in original printed dustjacket with large chips at head of spine & edgewear. Advance slip from publisher laid-in with proposed publication date of "7 Dec. 1926" The author E. H. M. Cox was an important plant hunter and the author of Plant Hunting in China. In this book based in part on Farrar's field notes compiled by Helen T. Maxwell, Cox describes Farrer's expedition in Burma and the plants collected. Appendix B is a listing of the Rhododendrons Farrar identified in Burma. Few botanical travellers or horticultural writers have a larger following than has the late Reginald Farrer, who died in 1920 while collecting plants in the Burmese Alps. His two books on his Chinese Expedition are now classics. In this book Farrar's Last Journey, his companion of the first year Mr. Cox describes the wonderful land in which they searched for plant treasures. The horticultural interest of Farrar's journey will appeal to keen gardeners, while those who have fallen under the spell of Farrar's personal charm, which pervades all his writings, will find added attraction in the new facts quoted in his letters. 
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FLORA DE GOA E SAVANTVADI, Dalgado, D. G
19 Dalgado, D. G FLORA DE GOA E SAVANTVADI
Lisboa Impressa Nacional 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
xviii, 290 pages; Catalogo Methodico Das Plantas Medicinaes, Alimentares E Industriaes. Quarto Centenario do Descobrimento da India Rare local Indian flora on the Portuguese colony of Goa. Half red calf over patterned boards, gilt lettering & decoration at spine. Original wrappers bound in. Pages toned at edges. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Journal of Researches Into the History & Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R. N. Engravings by Robert Gibbings.  Introduction by Gavin de Beer., Darwin, Charles
20 Darwin, Charles Journal of Researches Into the History & Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Under the Command of Capt. Fitzroy, R. N. Engravings by Robert Gibbings. Introduction by Gavin de Beer.
New York The Heritage Press 1957 Hardcover Fine 4to 
Fine in Near Fine slipcase. Publisher's beige cloth, with titles lettered on the spine and decorative stampings in brown. A fine copy, clean and tight, with no wear or markings of any sort. The publisher's maroon slipcase is also unworn, but has a couple of minor dust spots along the top edge. An excellent copy of one of the nicer Heritage Press productions. 
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