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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
1 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 )
2 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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CATALOGUE DES PLANTES DE FRANCE, de Suisse et de Belgique, Camus, E. G
3 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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BOTANICON GALLICUM seu Synopsis Plantarum in Flora Gallica descriptarum - Two Volume Set, Candolle, Augustin Pyramidus de ; [ J. E. Duby ]
4 Candolle, Augustin Pyramidus de ; [ J. E. Duby ] BOTANICON GALLICUM seu Synopsis Plantarum in Flora Gallica descriptarum - Two Volume Set
Paris Desray 1828 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
Editio secunda. Ex herbariis et schedis candollianis propriisque digestum a J. E. Duby Two volume set published 1828 and 1830. Davy de Virville 245. Pritzel 1470. Red spines over marbled boards with black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. 19th century engraved heraldic bookplate of Adolphe Toulouse on front pastedown of each volume. Contents clean and secure in bindings; bindings rubbed at extremities, spine label of second volume chipped at corner, label removed from rear endpaper of second volume, text blocks clean & tight. Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841) was a Swiss botanist. de Candolle's botanical career began at an herbarium, where within a couple of years de Candolle had established a new botanical genus. He went on to document hundreds of plant families and create a new natural plant classification system. Although de Candolle's main focus was botany, he also contributed to related fields such as phytogeography, agronomy, paleontology, medical botany, and economic botany. Candolle originated the idea of "Nature's war", which influenced Charles Darwin and the principle of natural selection.; 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 GENERALE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, selon la méthode naturelle - Two Volume Set, Chevallier, Francois Fulgis
5 Chevallier, Francois Fulgis FLORE GENERALE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, selon la méthode naturelle - Two Volume Set
Paris Ferra Librairie-Editeur 1836 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Two volumes bound in quarter brown calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with gilt borders, marbled endpapers, rear corner of volume 2 bumped, lower edge of boards a bit rubbed - an attractive clean, tight set. Descriptions de toutes les plantes agames, cryptogames et phanérogames qui y croissent spontanément, leurs propriétés, leur usage dans la médecine, les arts et l'économie domestique; avec une classification naturelle des agames et des cryptogames, basée sur l'organisation de ces végétaux, accompagné de 20 tableaux iconographiques formant un genera propre à en rendre l'étude plus facile. 2e édition, corrigée et augmentée. 2 Volume set. Imprime par P. Baudouin pour Ferra. xxiv, 680,(iv), 14 plates with facing text printed on tissue; (iv), 980, (iv), 6 plates numbered 15-20 with facing text. François Fulgis Chevallier, French botanist and medical. Brunet TM 5064 et Graesse II/131. ; 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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6 Clarkson, L. THE GATHERING OF THE LILIES - Colored Plates & Lithographic Etching
Philadelphia J. L. Sibole & Co. 1877 Hardcover Very Good+ 4to 
Unpaginated pages; This is the large format edition in green cloth (31 cm), NOT the small brown cloth edition more commonly available. OCLC: 403829 Publisher's green cloth, cover and spine with elaborate decorative gilt stamping, including a central vignette depicting a fairy with her wand seated in the petal of a lily - edges of the covers beveled, pale ivory fabric-textured coated paper endpapers, all edges gilt. Four colored lithographs, eight tinted lithographs, and four uncolored engravings. A handsome book, with verse tributes to the lily family, illustrated by figured lithographs. The frontispiece, with many fairies cavorting amongst the flowers is particularly nice. An excellent copy, with the binding clean and tight, showing only light rubbing to the spine ends and tips of the corners. Internally, there is some moderate foxing to the blank tissue guards (just faint traces evident in the blank margins of the plates. First edition. By the author of "Violet, With Eyes of Blue" and a sequel to the present volume: "Violet Among the Lilies." See Bennett, A Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 30 -- "very beautiful colored plates of lilies." KEYWORDS Lily Lilies Liliacae Bennett American Color Plates Fairy Fairies Fairy iconography Decorative cloth binding ; 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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THE GATHERING OF THE LILIES - Colored Plates & Lithographic Etching, Clarkson, L.
7 Clarkson, L. THE GATHERING OF THE LILIES - Colored Plates & Lithographic Etching
Philadelphia J. L. Sibole & Co. 1877 Hardcover Very Good+ 4to 
Unpaginated pages; This is the large format edition in green cloth (31 cm), NOT the small brown cloth edition more commonly available. OCLC: 403829 Publisher's green cloth, cover and spine with elaborate decorative gilt stamping, including a central vignette depicting a fairy with her wand seated in the petal of a lily - edges of the covers beveled, pale ivory fabric-textured coated paper endpapers, all edges gilt. Four colored lithographs, eight tinted lithographs, and four uncolored engravings. A handsome book, with verse tributes to the lily family, illustrated by figured lithographs. The frontispiece, with many fairies cavorting amongst the flowers is particularly nice. An excellent copy, with the binding clean and tight, showing only light rubbing to the spine ends and tips of the corners. Internally, there is some moderate foxing to the blank tissue guards (just faint traces evident in the blank margins of the plates. First edition. By the author of "Violet, With Eyes of Blue" and a sequel to the present volume: "Violet Among the Lilies." See Bennett, A Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books, p. 30 -- "very beautiful colored plates of lilies." KEYWORDS Lily Lilies Liliacae Bennett American Color Plates Fairy Fairies Fairy iconography Decorative cloth binding ; 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 DE GOA E SAVANTVADI, Dalgado, D. G
8 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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FLORA CESTRICA - An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester County, Darlington, William
9 Darlington, William FLORA CESTRICA - An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester County
Philadelphia Lindsay & Blakiston 1853 Third Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
c, 498 pages; Contents clean and secure in modern full calf binding with black leather spine label & gilt lettering, colour frontispiece geological Map of Chester County. Darlington was a medical doctor and ship's surgeon who published several works in the field of early American medical botany. The earlier edition of this work was described as an attempt to enumerate and describe the flowering and filicoid plants of Chester County, in the State of Pennsylvania. With brief notions of their properties, and uses, in medicine, domestic and rural economy, and the arts. In this edition ommissions have been supplied, descriptive details revised, and the whole arranged according to the natural system as illustrated by De Candolle, Hooker and Asa Gray. According to the preliminary advertisement, this edition also was augmented with an account of local mosses & hepaticae by noted Philadelphia bryologist Thomas P. James (1803-82); and the section on lichens by Dr. Ezra Michener (1794-1887), physician & botanist. ; 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 Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants, Darwin, Erasmus
10 Darwin, Erasmus Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants
Paris L'Imprimerie De Digeon 1800 Hardcover Near Fine 12mo 
(iv), 412 pages; Translated by Deleuze. Suivi de notes, et de dialogues sur la poesie par J. P. F. Deleuze. This botanical poem "The Loves of the Plants," is a description of Linnaeus' sexual system of classification in verse. It comprises the second part of a famous work by Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) titled The Botanic Garden. Perhaps to the surprise of modern readers, this didactic poem was immediately popular, as the study of botany was quite fashionable within the higher social circles who found the poetic form appealing. This is the First French edition which was published in An VIII [1800]. The book is bound in half vellum over marbled boards, with gilt lettering at the spine and all edges tinted green. ; 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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SYSTEME FLORAL, Lefebure, Louis-Henri
11 Lefebure, Louis-Henri SYSTEME FLORAL
Paris The Author, Et Al. 1820 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, with old spine laid down. The section of plates has a separate title page dated 1821. Illustrated with lithographic plates, several coloured. OCLC: 457864170 Flore Française, 750 genres 1ère division: Fleurs composées; 2ème division: Fleurs polypétales; 3ème division: Fleurs monopétales; 4ème division: Fleurs périgones. Lefebure was a critic of the Jussiaean taxonomical system, in particular, the lack of stability in the nomenclature system over time. ; 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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THE BRITISH GARDEN: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HARDY PLANTS INDIGENOUS, OR CULTIVATED IN THE CLIMATE OF GREAT BRITAIN in two volumes, Murray, Lady Charlotte
12 Murray, Lady Charlotte THE BRITISH GARDEN: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HARDY PLANTS INDIGENOUS, OR CULTIVATED IN THE CLIMATE OF GREAT BRITAIN in two volumes
London Thomas Wilson 1808 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
767, [26] pages; Two volumes. Contents clean and secure in original brown boards with modern white velin spines and printed spine labels, new endpapers. Volume II bumped at head of spine. OCLC: 4182112 Each volume has the attractive 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bart. of Rudding Park with the motto "Virtus Propter Se" [Power for its own sake]. This would be Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 2nd Baronet (1799–1872) who in 1824 purchased an estate near Harrogate, North Yorkshire and completed the construction of Rudding Park House. The second Baronet also served as High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1857. The author of this work Lady Charlotte Murray (1754 – 1808) was an English botanist, best known for this two-volume work The British Garden, in which she explains how the Linnaean classification system can be used to identify and name unfamiliar plants. In 1793, Lady Charlotte discovered a double variety of Geranium pratense which she sent to Lady Banks.; 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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ELEMENTI DI BOTANICA - Two Volumes, Pollini, Ciro
13 Pollini, Ciro ELEMENTI DI BOTANICA - Two Volumes
Verona Tipografia Moroni 1810 Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
392, 11; 526, 9 pages; Contents clean and secure in binding of red calf spines over red pebbled boards; boards rubbed at corners, else very good condition. 392 p., 11 c. di tav. ; 526 p., 9 c. di tav. Two lovely volumes illustrated with 20 very nice folding engraved plates. 1810/1811. OCLC: 797828006 Ciro Pollini (1782 - 1833 ) was an Italian physician and naturalist. Pollini obtained a medical degree from the University of Pavia in 1802, but chose to concentrate on the study of botany. In 1805 he became assistant director to Fulgenzio Vitman, an Italian clergyman and botanist who developed the Brera Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico di Brera) in Milan out of a former Jesuit garden, under the direction of Maria Theresa of Austria. In 1806 when Vitman died, Pollini became acting director, a position he hoped to retain, but in March 1807 the directorship was given to Paolo Sangiorgio. Pollini became professor of botany and agriculture at the Liceo of Verona, where he co-founded the Literary Society of Verona. ; 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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14 Robinson, Phil IN GARDEN, ORCHARD AND SPINNEY
London Isbister 1897 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering. A charming nature and gardening narrative. Excerpt: "With a face looking either way, January, the middle month of winter, holds Autumn with one hand and Spring with the other; a queer empty sort of month, when Nature seems to let things alone, and, between the balanced attractions of either season, to stand, in cold neutrality, aloof. The impatient Spring may hazard a week of untimely warmth, and the sparrow, ever ready to be tempted, turn him, uxorious, to domestic joys." ; 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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AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL AND SYSTEMATICAL BOTANY, Smith, Sir James Edward
15 Smith, Sir James Edward AN INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL AND SYSTEMATICAL BOTANY
London Longman, Rees, Orme, et al. 1827 Sixth enlarged Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
xxi, (1), 434 pages; Contents clean and secure in original pink boards which have been rebacked, front hinge secure, but paper split at edge. Illustrated with 15pp of colour plates, quite bright clean impressions. 6th edition. Sir James Edward Smith (1759 – 1828) was an English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society. During the early 1780s Smith studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh where he also studied chemistry under Joseph Black and natural history under John Walker. In 1783, he moved to London and continued his study of botany and natural history. Smith was a friend of Sir Joseph Banks which led to his acquisition of the entire collection of books, manuscripts and specimens of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, just before Smith became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1786. He founded the Linnean Society of London in 1788, of which he was President until his death. ; 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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