Pristine condition with a distinguished provenance. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Patricia C. Thomson from her... Read More about Ferns and Flowers
Osborne: 11August 1855. As Secretary for Prince Albert. Phipps, as private secretary to Prince Albert, responds to the invitation of Gourlie and Anderson to attend the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science as the Prince and the Queen will have just “arrived in the Highlands for..... Read More about ALS to William Gourlie and Thomas Anderson
Bruxelles: F. Parent, 1859. Read More about Hand-colored Lithograph: "Duchesse d'Olenbourg" from ANNALES DE POMOLOGIE, with French...
London: Lovell Reeve. First Edition. Read More about Outlines of British Fungology, containing characters of above a thousand species of fungi that...
London: Turner & Hadley for Thomas McLean, 1819. Second edition. Pirages:Brookshaw (ca. 1751-1823) was a successful London cabinet-maker whose painted Neoclassical furniture attracted such titled enthusiasts as the Duke of Devonshire and the Prince of Wales, but he suddenly abandoned this livelihood in the 1790s. Art historian Lucy Wood speculates..... Read More about Groups of Flowers (Groups of Fruit, Six Birds) drawn and accurately coloured after nature, with...
London: 56 Regents Park Road, 16 September 1875. Writing to Youmans that he is sending the last corrected revise of his lecture as asking for the earliest insertion into the magazine, continuing that he will be giving his lecture on Human Automatism at Belfast on the 27th “which wil be..... Read More about Autograph letter signed "William B. Carpenter" to E[dward] L.Youmans, the Editor of...
Albany: D. & S. Whiting, 1803. Second American edition. Read More about A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit Trees:...To which are added, an Introduction...
Wellington: John Mackay, GPO, 1906. Inscribed on upper cover, "Dr. --Pranseau with L. Cockayne's Compliments." The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography sums up Cockayne's achievements: He "was one of the most influential of New Zealand's scientists. Although lacking formal training, he made important and original contributions to botany, stimulating research..... Read More about On a Specific Case of Leaf-Variation in Coprosma Baueri
Paris: Boudet, 1749. First edition. A tall copy, with wide margins of this classic early work on edible plants, many with medicinal properties. Reprinted several times in the 18th century, the first edition is rare. Read More about L'École du Potager, qui comprend la Description exacte de toutes les Plantes Potageres
London: Privately printed at R. Martin's Lithographic Office, 1827. According to the subscriber's list the privately-printed work was limited to only 100 copies, subscribed for by 97 individuals. Notable as an early such work done entirely in lithography. Read More about Flowers: A Series of Short Poems, original and translated: illustrated with figures drawn and...
Harper: Harper & Brothers, No. 82 Cliff-Street. Second edition, with additions and emendations. In 1837, Dr. Draper (1811-1882) took an appointment at New York University; he was elected professor of chemistry and botany the next year. He was a professor and founder of its school of medicine from 1840 to..... Read More about A Treatise on the Forces Which Produce the Organization of Plants. With an Appendix, containing...
Paris: Saillant Desaint, 1768. First Edition. Duhamel du Monceau, polymath and prolific author, became one of the outstanding botanists of the 18th century and made significant contributions to French agronomy with his TRAITÉ DE LA CULTURE DES TERRES and other studies. All of his works included “ideas as well as..... Read More about Traité des arbres fruitiers; contenant leur figure, leur description, leur culture, &c
Washington, D.C: Published by the Author, 1938. First Edition, one of 2500 copies. Read More about Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. Their history, makers and uses,...
London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1926. Second Impression. 'From April 1914 Farrer spent two years with William Purdom, a Kew-trained gardener, in Kangsu, north-west China, and in Tibet, collecting specimens and seeds, despite the lawlessness of the area. He had a narrow escape from drowning after a 20 ft fall..... Read More about On the Eaves of the World
Stuttgart: Jannar 1866-1868 (36 issues complete),1873 (11 issues), 1877 (1-10). Read More about Illustrirte Garten-Zeitung herausgegeben von der Gartenbau-Gesellschaft
London: Wm. S. Orr, 1840. Second Edition. Read More about The Flower-Garden: containing directions for the cultivation of all garden flowers…
London: Harding, Triphook and Lepard, 1825. Second Edition. Read More about The Green-House Companion; comprisinig a general course of green-house and conservatory practice...
London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1636. Third edition. John Gerard was a 16th-century English botanist with a large herbal garden in London. His Herball, a 1,484 page illustrated book, was first published in 1597. It was a largely unacknowledged translation of Rembert Dodoen's herbal, itself published in..... Read More about The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes … very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson
[Faversham]: . Dedicated to the Queen, the privately printed work includes hand colored botanical images above quotations from Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd and other works by Milton. Likely lithographed by Day and Haghe. Read More about The Flowers of Milton
New York: Printed by Van Winkle and Wiley, 1816. Inscribed by the Author. A disseration on the curative properties of this seaweed, from which you can make tea ("its color... resembles red wine") or, "in those states where the Fucus Edulis can be procured fresh from its attachment to the..... Read More about An Essay on the Botanical, Chemical, and Medical Properties of the Fucus Edulis of Linnaeus
[Cambridge: Harvard University, 1866]. George Kendall Warren (1824-1884) was a distinguished northeastern landscape photographer and the most highly-regarded collegiate yearbook photographer to elite northeastern institutions: Dartmouth, Williams, Brown, Weslyan, Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, West Point, Union, and Harvard.The Class of 1866 graduated George A. Glass and Frank Wright, founders of the..... Read More about Harvard Class of 1866 Photographic Yearbook
Bungay: C. Brightly and Co, 1812. A popular later edition of Hill's classic. Read More about The Family Herbal, or an Account of all those English Plants, which are Remarkable for their Virtues
London: Whittaker, Treacher and Co, . Fifth edition, with Additions. First published in 1820. A charming book by the famed 19th century florist of Paddington Green, Middlesex. Read More about A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Growth and Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula,...
New York: J.C. Riker, 1843. "Lucy Hooper, a Brooklyn poet who died at a tragically young age, perfected the formula of the gift book with this work, which first appeared in 1842 and went through numerous editions" (Reese). The number of plates seem to vary; this example with an unusually..... Read More about The Lady's Book of Flowers and Poetry
London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd, 1893. First Edition, first Issue. One of 1750 copies. Read More about Idle Days in Patagonia
Potsdam: nd. Humboldt writes to a colleague thanking them for a poem on the occasion of his "goldenen, geschlrchsloen Hochzeitfeyer" (translating literally as his 'Golden, non-sexual wedding feast'). He also refers to a lecture by Tieck, who sends his best wishes. Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (" A. Humboldt"). In German 10 lines